Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kari Trumbo & Deadly Yellowstone Secrets

Posted November 1, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Kari Trumbo, mystery/suspense, romance / 16 Comments

Deadly Yellowstone Secrets JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Deadly Yellowstone Secrets by Kari Trumbo, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Kari on the blog today to chat about her new book!

Deadly Yellowstone Secrets

GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023
PAGES: 205

Yellowstone National Park hides a secret

and uncovering it could be fatal.

Someone’s hunting bears in Yellowstone National Park—and now Tamala Roth’s the next mark. With a killer at her heels, Tamala must trust Ranger Clint Jackson to safeguard her while searching for the poacher. But when a blizzard traps them in with a criminal who will stop at nothing to silence them, survival becomes a dangerous game.

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

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Kari Trumbo interview

Hi! Welcome to the blog!

Kari: Coffee

Carrie: spoken like a true author 🙂

Kari: Netflix

Carrie: I’ve never gotten into Netflix… maybe I should try it again.

Kari: Music

Carrie: same!

Kari: Give me mountains

Carrie: yes please!

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Kari: Slinging words on a screen. I’m really good at getting words on a page and rarely get writer’s block which is why I’ll write a book very quickly, then take more time to edit it.

Carrie: that’s an awesome superpower for an author to have 🙂

Q: Which books are “on your nightstand”? 

Kari: My nightstand is currently overflowing… I have 2 versions of the Bible, Becca Syme’s The Author Stuck List, God’s Power Unleashed by Jennifer Courtney, Code Talker by Chester Nez, and The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jamie Jo Wright.

Carrie: I’ve only read Jaime’s book from your list (well… other than the Bible lol) but it’s AMAZING!

Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?

Kari: I posted about this recently on social media. Since I write a lot of suspense, I find myself needing to know information that’s not readily available. I had to Google (because you can’t assume) how many liters of blood are in the average child and how much it differs from an adult. Yes, I used the information for a story.

Carrie: oh wow – how difficult was that to find? I can’t imagine there are a lot of articles about it.

Q: Which of your characters has been the most difficult to write?

Kari: I have 2 of them, but I’ll use the book that’s been released, not the one I’m writing now. Esther from An Uncommon Beauty is an African American woman. She has a history I’ve never had and experienced things I never will. That makes her profoundly different from me. One could argue that many of my characters are different from me, since they lived over a hundred years before I was born, but this was a unique difficulty. I found her more difficult to write than any other minority character I’ve tried to portray (and I do like diversity in my fiction, which is why I try very hard to include a diverse cast where I can).

Carrie: That makes me want to meet Esther all the more!

Q: What is something God taught you while you wrote Deadly Yellowstone Secrets?

Kari: Patience. I am not generally a patient author. I write a book, I edit the book and buy a cover, then I put the book up for sale. With this book… I wrote it in 2020-early 2021, it went through 4 editors each with a rewrite, then it had to wait its turn in the lineup. All these steps take time that I’m not used to taking. I didn’t die in the process, so God is a faithful teacher. 

Carrie: haha yes He is

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.

Kari: I am continuing to write the Wayside Ranch series which focuses on shedding light on the devastation that is human trafficking, though I do it gently wrapped in a romantic suspense filled with cowboys and second chance romance. So far, readers are enjoying it and I’m happy to give them more.

Kari Trumbo

Kari Trumbo is an international bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She makes her home in Minnesota – where lakes and frigid temps are plentiful – with her family and husband of over twenty years. Reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits are her favorite things. She loves chatting on social media, so be sure to look her up.

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Deadly Yellowstone Secrets JustRead Tours giveaway

(1) winner will win a signed print copy of Deadly Yellowstone Secrets and a $25 visa gift card!

(1) winner will win a signed print copy of Deadly Yellowstone Secrets and a signed print copy of Operation: Restoration!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 1, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 8, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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16 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kari Trumbo & Deadly Yellowstone Secrets

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the interview with Kari Trumbo & for being part of the book tour for “Deadly Yellowstone Secrets”.

    Got to love a woman that loves mountains and also has trouble with patience. Sounds like me. 🙂

    Love the cover! I absolutely love bears so that would draw my attention immediately even if I didn’t know the author. Since I do know the author, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy to read.

  2. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your Q&A, bio and the book details, Deadly Yellowstone Secrets sounds like a thrilling read and I can’t wait to meet the characters

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