Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Susan May Warren & Heart of Stone

Posted November 29, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, David Curtis Warren, David James Warren, giveaway, James L. Rubart, mystery/suspense, Susan May Warren / 13 Comments

Heart of Stone JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Heart of Stone by David James Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! One of the co-authors – Susan May Warren – shares what she learned from writing Rembrandt Stone!

The continuing adventures of Rembrandt Stone from the creative minds of James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren, and newcomer David Curtis Warren, writing collectively as David James Warren.

Heart of StoneHEART OF STONE by David James Warren
Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #6
Publisher: TriStone Media
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Genre: Time Travel Detective Series

Rembrandt Stone has nothing left to lose…or does he?

Detective Rembrandt Stone doesn’t recognize himself in the mirror. Doesn’t recognize the world he’s returned to. Doesn’t even know his own name. But he knows one thing…living in this world is impossible.

Good thing he has an ally—an unexpected friend from the past. And together, they just might be able to unravel the entire mess. But first…Rembrandt will have to return to the past one final time and intercept himself before he makes a lethal mistake.

Time has outwitted him. It’s time for him to outwit time. Can he reconstruct a past he just destroyed or is there nothing left of his world to save?

The explosive ending to the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone!


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by Susan May Warren, co-author of Heart of Stone

So, you know that moment when you tell someone a joke…and everyone gets it? And laughs with you? And then builds on it?

This is what it feels like to brainstorm with your closest, brilliant friends, and for me, the highlight of writing the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone. My son, David, and I trekked out to the backwoods of Washington State to spend a week with the amazing Jim Rubart and brainstorm a speck of an idea about a former detective who gets another chance to fix his mistakes. With Darcy, his amazing wife feeding us, we filled up his basement walls with sheet after sheet of ideas, starting first with the overall story series structure, then the individual stories and then the time travel changes for each story, before and after…It was a tangled mess that blew up my mind. It was in that moment that I knew the power of many minds on a problem. And it only got better as we dived into the series. I’d call Jim and we’d untangle a plot point, or wander into David’s office (he lived with me at the time) and ask him for an idea. My favorite moment came when, during the writing of book 5, I wrote us into a corner…and then walked out to my porch, sat down and said, “David, we have a problem.”  We sat on that problem for about twenty minutes, thinking…and then came up with the same solution at the same time!

Hearing Jim bring Rembrandt alive in the audio was also a highlight for me. I wrote Rem with Jim in mind, and he nailed the audio. Rembrandt, in that moment, got up and walked off the page and into my heart.

And finally, I loved what David did with the layout of the books, adding the watch hand (if you have the print copies, pay particular attention to the watch hand at the top of each chapter). Brilliant, and it added that extra sparkle to the story.

Working in a group can be a challenge…but for us, working collectively as David James Warren taught me that we are best when we depend on each other.  Rem would not be here without us all at the helm, and it’s been an amazing experience.

James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren, David Curtis Warren

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame author of ten novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s dad to the two most outstanding sons on the planet and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. More at

CONNECT WITH JAMES: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

David Curtis Warren is making his literary debut in these novels, and he’s never been more excited. He looks forward to creating more riveting stories with Susie and Jim, as well as on his own. He’s grateful for his co-writers, family, and faith, buoying him during the pandemic of 2020, and this writing and publishing process.


Heart of Stone JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive one The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone print copy (winner’s choice) and a $10 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 29, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 6, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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13 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Susan May Warren & Heart of Stone

  1. Jan Stetson

    I love these writers and really enjoy the suspense aspect and time travel intrigues me 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity!

  2. Amy M.

    I’ve been hearing great things about this series and since I’m already a SMW fan these are MUST reads for me.

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