My Hunted Highlander An Interview with Nancy Lee Badger

Cynthia asked me to explain a little about me and my latest release, My Hunted Highlander, which is Book #3 in the Kilted Athletes Through Time series, and my 6th Scottish time travel romance.

My Hunted Highlander-largeHow did you get started writing?

Nancy- The week my youngest son returned from a tour in Iraq, I sat with a yellow legal pad in the back of my Jeep while we drove to Vermont to visit my older son. It was as if a huge dam had broken. I wrote my first romance and it gained the attention of a publisher, but didn’t sell. I sold it years later to another publisher after a thorough re-write.

What genres do you write in and why?

Nancy- I have written tales about dragon shifters, the Loch Ness monster, a military reunion romance, and romantic suspense. My son helped me with the terminology of the military romance. The Scottish time travel romance genre came about with my love for books like Outlander. I volunteer every fall at the New Hampshire Highland Games surrounded by kilted men, bagpipes, and Scottish shortbread. Ideas popped up!

What move best describes your life? Why?

Nancy- I am a loner. Never felt I was, during my 30+ years working, and living with the same man, but I am happy to sit at home and write. My husband-bless his heart-works hard to pay the bills so I can do what I have grown to love. Writing is a wonderful occupation. I need to get these thoughts out of my head and onto a computer screen.

How much time do you spend promoting your books?

Nancy- Promotion is a dirty word to some people, but it is a fact of life for authors. If I don’t tell someone about my book, who will? I am no longer traditionally published, and not by choice. My former publishers closed their doors. I am what we call an Indie Author, though I continue to pitch projects to agents and publishers. I like being a blog guest, and usually offer a giveaway. I tweet, post on Facebook, participate in Yahoo groups and post on Pinterest. These all take me away from writing, so I do what I can, then get back to my laptop.

How has your experience with self-publishing been?

Nancy- Self-publishing is difficult yet freeing. On the one hand, I have to pay someone to edit my books, I create my own covers, format my manuscripts, upload to distributors, and plan all my own promotions. When represented by publishers, they provided editors, covers and limited promotion. The up-side is that I am in charge of everything. What you see is what you get. If I post a tweet, that is me, though I would love to hire an assistant. Someday…

What is your favorite dessert/food?

Nancy- Scottish shortbread! The best I have ever tasted are round, thick, and maple-glazed cookies, though I am partial to those dotted with tiny chocolate chips.

Do you belong to a writing organization? Have the helped?

Nancy- I feel every newbie writer should join an organization, even if meetings are not available locally. I am in luck because a Romance Writers of America chapter meets in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also a member of two on-line RWA chapters, and am a member of the local Triangle Area Freelancers, who meet once a month two miles from my home. Yes, they have all helped, and have kept me from turning into a hermit.

What’s next for you?

Nancy- So many ideas, so little time! My next book is a romantic suspense that will be released in early August. IGNITE: a White Mountains Thriller is a story from my heart. I was an EMT, firefighter, and 9-1-1 dispatcher, so my paramedic-firefighter characters were fun to write. Then, I will complete a novel I will pitch to agents and editors. I have another thriller under my bed that I may release to follow SHIVER and IGNITE, since they are set in the same small New Hampshire location. I would also like to bring out all six of my Scottish time travel novels in one boxed set.

Book Blurb for My Hunted Highlander
Plucked naked from the North sea, Niall Sinclair wakes bound to the mast of a pirate ship. Hiding his identity, his reaction to their female captain makes him nearly forget his need to escape. Kidnapped from modern day New Hampshire, and now at the helm of a pirate ship in 1603 Scotland, Blair MacIan sees Niall as a chance to escape to her world.

Where can readers by your book?

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Nancy_Lee_BadgerMore About Nancy Lee Badger
Award-winning author, Nancy Lee Badger, loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. A former EMT, volunteer firefighter, and 911 Dispatcher, Nancy writes about kilted Highlanders, heart-broken dragons, and romantic thrillers and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.

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6 thoughts on “My Hunted Highlander An Interview with Nancy Lee Badger

  1. Thanks for having me here and for letting me share intimate details of my life. Make sure y’all enter my contest!

  2. Thanks Donna. Though IGNITE is a thriller NOT set in Scotland, it is set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire…near the fictional New England Highland Games that play heavily in My Hunted Highlander.

  3. I grew upon the Adirondacks , our house on a hill overlooking Lake Champlain, the White Mountains, and the Green Mountains. I now live in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the TN side. The NH Games at Loon Mountain were some of the first Highland Games we ever attended. Great location and atmosphere. It is great that there are so many here in the TN-NC area.

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