Here i will share my journey of hopefully one day recognising my dream of becoming published writing what i love to read; Romance!

Monday, November 14, 2011


I'm part of the Romantic Suspense group from the Campaign. To tell you the truth i haven't really done much about it, except join in on the challenges (though i somehow missed one!).
I plan to do much more and actually talk with and share writing with these people.
Click here or the picture in the sidebar to find and get to know some of the wonderful people in the writing community!

Well, here is getting to know me!

1. Name two [romantic suspense] authors who inspire you
Hmm, that's a tricky one because i have many favourites, and they probably aren't categorised as Romantic Suspense, though they have elements in their writing! The main two with the suspense element in their writing would be Julie Garwood (historical romance) and Karen Marie Moning (paranormal romance). It's funny because i don't write either of those genres!

2. How did you start writing in your genre?
My daughter was 6 weeks old when i began writing my first full length novel, Secrets and Lies (see the page titled Work in Progress or WIPs). It took me a year but i did it. I've always liked stories that have the suspense/intrigue factor, coupled with romance and it's a winner for me! So that's what i wrote. It's a good story, but it needs a LOT of work to make it great!

3. You've landed a meeting with your dream agent. Write a one paragraph pitch to sell your novel to him/her. (No more than four sentences)
Gabrielle Devine left the man of her dreams on the brink of their wedding. 2 years later she comes back with information about the raids and killings that have plagued the country for the past year; information that Wayne is not interested in listening to, especially when it comes from the woman who broke his heart, the woman who betrayed him. Gabrielle is determined to prove she is right, even if it means revealing the truth of why she'd left him. But will Wayne listen and believe before the ultimate deception tears everyone apart?

4. Sabotage or accident- which would put your female lead through and why?
Either works for me, it would depend on the heroine. But instinctively i want to say accident. You can tell so much about a person from how they react to/deal with what's happened. 

5. Plotter or Pantser? Who are you?
Oh, that is the question! The story i described above was done entirely in plotter mode. When i'd finished it, i was bored, 'cos i knew everything that was happening.
So all my subsequent stories are a bit of a mix. I have key plot points that the characters have to reach, but their path to them is completely pantser!

Hope you've enjoyed learning a bit about me. Make sure you check out some of the other suspense writers out there!


  1. Kerrin, like me you didn't maximise the campaign, just too much to do! However, it would be good to see some interaction amongst like-minded souls. I enjoyed your snippets and was interested to hear the plotter/pantser answer. I'm definitely a pantser. No matter how much time I spend outlining it never works so ends up being time I should have spent following my characters around. That's how I'm doing NaNo. I'm at the outlining stage at 18,000 words.

    Speaking on interaction, I hope you can see your way clear to participate in the RFW Christmas/fantasy/whatever challenge on Dec 2! And did you see I had Kate Walker guesting. Her romance post is great!


  2. This was my first campaign, so I wasn't quite sure how to make the most of it. But it has been interesting getting to "meet" some other writers.

    Chris Eboch, writing romantic suspense as Kris Bock
    Rattled: romantic suspense in the dramatic and deadly New Mexico desert.

  3. Haven't read anything by Garwood or Moning. I like the intrigue that's obviously part of your novel.

  4. Hi Kerrin,
    I liked getting to know you by reading your answers. :) I also spent a whole year on my first novel, with my 3 kids running around while I did it, so I imagine having an infant must have made it even tougher to find time.