Hope you’re ready to pitch.
For this ‘Agent Shop’ session we welcome:
Kevan Lyon with Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
And today’s author spotlight is on:
BEWARE OF WHAT YOU LOOK FOR… YOU MIGHT FIND IT.
Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst and sets out to discover what happened. Using every resource she can get her hands on—including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, and a jaded, sexy detective who’s helped her before–Alex embarks on a mission to uncover the truth, one clue at a time.
Look for UNTRACEABLE in stores on Nov. 24, 2009.
Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of UNTRACEABLE, and a $20 Broders Giftcard!
Thanks for visiting MuseTracks, Laura! We love getting to know our guests, so I hope you’re up for a little Q&A!
So tell us, have you always wanted to write?
Yes, since I was a kid. I began my career as a newspaper reporter, so I spent all my time writing non-fiction. My favorite assignments were always the crime stories and that’s when I started getting pulled into reading and writing suspense.
What was your inspiration for UNTRACEABLE?
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to just drop of the radar, and if that’s really possible. Turns out, it’s very difficult to do, especially because our lives are so intertwined with computers these days, but it can be done. In UNTRACEABLE, my heroine is a PI who helps women in dangerous situations to disappear and start new lives. It was such fun to research this book and learn the tricks of her trade!
Do you write hot, medium or mild?
I’d say medium, but based on feedback I get from readers, it seems everyone has their own spectrum.
What’s one piece of advice you’d share with any aspiring author?
Persistence is key. Expect some rejections, don’t get discouraged, and keep writing stories from your heart.
How many times were you rejected before you made your first sale / landed an agent?
I definitely stopped counting. At some point, I decided it’s better to keep looking forward.
Can you tell us what some of your other novels are?
THREAD OF FEAR and WHISPER OF WARNING both include characters you will see in UNTRACEABLE. My other novels include ONE LAST BREATH, ONE WRONG STEP, and the upcoming UNSPEAKABLE (summer 2010).
Okay, one embarrassing moment – especially if it has to do with writing.
Hmm… how about the time I went out for this formal business dinner with a group of authors and executives from my publishing house and accidentally walked into the men’s room. Yes, while people were in there.
What can we expect from you in the future? Any new WIP you can give us the skinny on?
UNTRACEABLE is the first in the Tracers Series, so I’m working on the subsequent books, UNSPEAKABLE and UNFORGIVABLE. The series is romantic suspense with an emphasis on forensic science as the characters chase down the bad guys in each story.
Do you have a question for our readers?
Yes, what are you guys reading these days? I’m always looking for my next favorite series (I love series books where I can really get to know the cast of characters). Any recommendations?
I’d like to thank Laura again for visiting. Please comment for a chance to win a signed copy of UNTRACEABLE, and a $20 Giftcard from Borders!
You can find Laura Griffin here:
Here’s a Publishers Weekly interview with Laura Griffin: http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6702113.html
Find UNTRACEABLE here at these direct links:
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And now, what I’m sure most of you have been waiting for:
It’s “GO!” time.