I’m often thrown out by characters so tough they can fly through horrible situations without blinking an eye.
In my new book, NEIGHBORS AND MORE..., a romantic suspense, soon to be available on Amazon, the heroine Alexa is trying hard to be strong in the face of adversity, crime, and a baffling situation that gets more complicated by the hour. Every time she copes with a problem, she deals with her emotions and promises herself she won’t let anything affects from now on, until a new crisis challenges her, until she’s pushed to the limit of endurance.Of course, Dante is at her side, playing his hero part.
As writers, we strive to convey those feelings of suspense, fear, and expectation to the reader.As readers, we love to bite our nails, feel our pulses racing as we study the scene of the crime, analyze the details, and try to guess who’s done it.
Have you ever been exposed to fear? Real fear?I did, when an intruder entered my house years ago, stole the stereo, my children’s piggybank, and my gold bracelets. When I heard from my then three-year old daughter that she saw a nice man with a big heavy suitcase in our fenced backyard and he patted her on the head, I almost collapsed. But this story is for another time.