Now Becca has set her talents on a series of stand-alone intense psychological thrillers. The first one was Black Ice, and now she's come out with this beauty:
A Q & A with Becca Fitzpatrick
•In 5 words, paint us a picture of Dangerous Lies.
Damaged heroine, sexy cowboy, redemption.
•Tell us about the main characters in Dangerous Lies and what you hope people connect with about them.
I hope readers give Stella a chance. She is not easy to love. She’ll push you away. Consider yourself warned! Chet, on the other hand, makes everything easy for the reader. He’s sweet, sexy, and a true hero. He’s just as damaged as Stella, but he handles his grief differently. Not better, just differently. Theirs isn’t a perfect story. But it feels authentic. In the end, I feel like they earn their relationship.
•Where do you hide away from the world to write? Where’s your ideal writing space?
I write at home. In my office. In silence. I know, I know! Too much excitement!
•What kind of books did you like reading as a teen?
Sweet Valley High. I loved all the drama. I also loved the classics. Like, I was crazy for Heathcliff. He was my book boy crush. Now that I’m an adult, he terrifies me.
•Is there anyone special, a teacher or mentor, who inspired you on your path to becoming a writer?
I think authors inspired me. I loved reading. I loved stories. I told myself, “They did it. You can too.”
•Have any advice for those tackling NaNoWriMo this year?
Give yourself permission to find your own process. What works for one writer isn’t universal. I’ve been told a hundred times during my career, “Don’t edit as you go!” But I do. It works for me.
•Okay, everyone who visits Stories & Sweeties answers this one:
Do you like cupcakes? Frosting or cake better? ?
Becca Fitzpatrick's saga, including ;; ; and all debuted as best-sellers. She graduated with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or traveling. She lives in Colorado with her family.
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