Allison here: I am THRILLED to have Kendra Elliot back here at Murder She Writes. You can ask her anything! (Okay, within reason, LOL.) I have been a fan of Kendra’s since BEFORE she was a published author — I read one of her early contest entries and knew she would be published some day soon. I was right. Now she’s a hugely successful romantic suspense author and … get this! … we were BOTH nominated for the Thriller Award by International Thriller Writers. How cool is that?
So now … a big MSW welcome for one of our own …
Thanks for having me back to Murder She Writes, Allison! I’ve missed our community of readers and authors. 2014 has been a good year for me. ALONE, the 4th in my Bone Secret series release in January. VANISHED is the first in a spin off series following Major Crimes Detective Mason Callahan, a secondary character from my Bone Secret books. I’ve given him a strong-willed FBI agent to butt heads with and as a love interest. Here’s the description for VANISHED:
When an eleven-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn’t waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces—he’s related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.
Both he and Agent McLane hole up in the victim’s family home. Every second counts in a kidnapping case, and the stakes keep rising the longer the girl is missing. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the family together in their darkest hour, the two investigators find themselves drawn to each other.
My next Callahan/McLane novel, BRIDGED, will be released Jan 27, 2015.
Kendra Elliot has been a voracious reader for most of her life. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. In 2014, she was an International Thriller Writers finalist for Best Paperback Original Novel and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense finalist for Buried, part of her haunting Bone Secrets series. She resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, three daughters, and a Pomeranian, but dreams of living at the beach on Kauai.
So … let’s chat! Kendra will be visiting throughout the day to answer questions or just say hi.