Featured Interview With Heather Walsh
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Hello! My name is Heather Walsh and I have just released my first novel. This is my first author interview, so please forgive any mistakes! Currently, I live in a tourist town in Upstate New York, about two and half hours south of New York City. With the ski slopes only five minutes away, I have become an avid skier in recent years, although, I must admit my children are still so much better than I am!
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My fascination with books began before I could even read. My mother tells me I used to recite every page of Biddy and the Ducks by the time I was two! By the time I was in fourth grade, I began writing mysteries, prompted by my fascination with Scooby-Doo! However, as I grew up, so did my writing. After years (and years) of writing academic papers, I returned to my first love: Fiction.
About twenty years ago, I wrote my first full length novel, but never submitted it. In recent years, it was on my mind, until I finally dragged it out of my nightstand. While certain parts made me cringe, others were written rather well, I’m happy to say! So I dusted it off, took the good parts and scrapped the rest. Although Deception shares very little with what I wrote all those years ago, I did keep the character’s names!
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
When I was a teenager, my mother gave me the Sweet Savage Love trilogy by Rosemary Rogers, and historical romance became my first favorite genre. Eventually, I returned to the present day and my love of suspense. which led me to Sidney Sheldon, an early favorite of mine! My current favorite authors include Sandra Brown, Tami Hoag, and James Patterson. My favorite genre is romantic suspense, which is also the genre I write.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Deception is a romantic suspense set in a small resort town in upstate New York. It begins with an attempted murder, which draws Katherine Collins into a deadly investigation and an affair that may prove to be even deadlier.
If my description seems a little skimpy, I apologize! The book’s secrets unfold throughout its entirety, so I was afraid of giving away a spoiler. Believe it or not, those two sentences took a few hours to write. But, I suppose that’s better than the year it took to write the book!
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