Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Accidental Target by Theresa Hall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Theresa today about her new book!
Title: Accidental Target
Author: Theresa Hall
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: August 4, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
On an icy road in the dead of night
what she sees might get her killed.
Allison Moore can’t deny what she sees—a lifeless hand sticking out of a tarp in the back of a crashed pickup truck. Seconds later, she’s on the run with a murderer on her heels.
Nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted…except police sergeant Jackson Archer.But with someone set on silencing her, can Jackson keep his promise of protection?
Hi Theresa! Welcome to the blog!
Theresa: Dogs. I’m allergic to cats.
Carrie: Dogs are better anyway 😉
Theresa: Coffee. But I only like hot coffee, never cold.
Carrie: I don’t even like hot coffee & I can’t imagine drinking it cold. Yuck! lol
Theresa: Netflix because I love true crime shows.
Carrie: If I have the TV on, it’s almost always on the Investigation Discovery channel 🙂
Theresa: Ebook. It’s just so easy to download a book and have it in seconds.
Carrie: I still love having print copies of my faves but I love ebooks so much for convenience!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Theresa: I would say it’s my writing. I can go anywhere and do anything when I’m writing.
Carrie: I love that!
Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
Theresa: The Christian Suspense section.
Carrie: my fave!
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Theresa: I’m lucky enough to have all grown children now so I made an extra bedroom into my office. I have my desk by the window and my Keurig in the corner. It’s my happy place. 🙂
Carrie: That sounds pretty much perfect 🙂
Q: Which character in Accidental Target was the most difficult to write?
Theresa: Jackson’s character was the most difficult for me. His grief was so real that at times it was painful to write it.
Carrie: I bet that made it difficult some days to keep writing his story/perspective.
Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing, or do you let the characters dictate what comes next?
Theresa: I’m a pantser first, but then I stop and outline so that I can keep my characters from running around all over the place. Even after I outline the whole book, they still tend to tell me what they’re going to do. I think that’s how you know you’ve nailed the characterization. They need to have their own voices.
Carrie: that definitely shows up for readers too!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Accidental Target?
Theresa: That nothing in life is too big for God to handle. He never leaves us. Even when we feel we can’t hear His voice, He’s always there.
Carrie: amen ♥
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Theresa: I have a couple of projects I’m working on right now. One that I hope to finish soon is about a female detective who finds herself the target of a serial killer. The Texas Ranger assigned to the case is the one man from her past that hurt her the most. She has a lot of trust issues to overcome.
Theresa Hall is an award-winning author of Christian fiction whose stories include military, law enforcement, and first responder heroes. As a native Texan, she loves to write suspenseful stories that happen in small Texas towns with old fashioned Southern values. She’s also a first-grade teacher who loves to cook, read a good suspense, and binge-watch episodes of Dateline and Discovery ID. She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She actively promotes fellow Christian Fiction authors on her blog and can be found online at www.theresalynnhall.com.
(1) winner will receive a Chocolate Cake cookbook and a $20 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 10, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on August 17, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print US only. International winner may receive ebook & egift card at the discretion of the author. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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