A visit with Jerrie Alexander

NoGreaterHellEbook-200x300-AREjpg-1Tell us about your current series.

No Greater Hell is book four in my Lost and Found, Inc series. Jake Donovan’s Army helicopter crash and loss of memory sent him down a path of crime. His inability to forgive himself and rejoin life is put to the test when the one woman who should never forgive him, places her life in his hands.

What inspired your latest book?

Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, or any national disaster brings out the very best in humanity. Everyday people volunteer; sacrifice their own comfort to step up and help others. At the same time, there’s always someone who thinks these disasters mean they can commit horrible crimes and get away with it. A news story about looting started me doing the old what if…what if a volunteer became the target of a heinous killer?

What is your next project and when will it be released?

I’m currently working on book two of the Killer Affections series. Samantha Anderson inherited her grandfather’s estate in California. There’s just one problem with that. She didn’t know he existed. Samantha will journey to the land of movie stars on a mission to uncover the truth. As she digs into Charles Pearson’s past, she’ll uncover long buried family secrets, meet a wounded/recovering FBI agent, and discover her grandfather was murdered. She unwittingly finds herself in a killer’s crosshairs. There’s no official title or release date, but for now, I’m calling it…Till the Dead Speak.

Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

They often come from real life. A news story will catch my attention, triggering ‘what if’ questions. I’ll start researching the topic, which often winds up a hundred pages of information before I start writing the story. For example the idea for book one in the Lost and Found, Inc. series came from an article during the super bowl. Human trafficking skyrockets in cities hosting large events such as the super bowl. My curiosity as to how law enforcement combated these crimes took off.

Do you have a view in your writing space?  What does your space look like? 

Did you see the movie UP? Remember the dog who was distracted every time he saw a squirrel? That’s me. I love people, researching, reading…shoot, life in general. So I write in total silence with my back to the windows, immersing myself in the work in progress.

Has your muse always known what genre you would write and be published in?

She was one confused girl in the beginning. I have a couple of contemporary romance novels tucked away (never to see the light of day) to remind me that I need suspense in my stories. Once my muse figured out I loved blending mystery into my romance story, we became fast friends.

Please tell my readers a little bit about your book. 

No Greater Hell released May 17th, 2016

 His past is better left forgotten…

Former Army helicopter pilot Jake Donovan is lucky to be alive. At least that’s what his team of neurosurgeons said. But he knows differently. Jake’s crimes almost cost Holly Hoffman her life, and even though he can’t remember, the pain in her eyes is something he’ll never forget.

Holly’s done being a victim. As a trauma nurse her skills are needed by a humanitarian group providing medical aid after a killer storm ravages the Gulf Coast of Texas. Saving lives however, won’t be an option when a madman wants her dead.

Can Jake and Holly shed the weight of his dark past, or will their happily-ever-after have a fatal ending?

Describe the genre of this particular title, and is the only genre you write in?

The Romance Writers of America (I am a member) defines Romantic Suspense as: Romance novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot.

I completely agree and it’s the only genre I write. I enjoy the extensive research involved in making my work as realistic as possible.

What sort of promo do you do? Do you have help?

I am active on Facebook and Twitter. Occasionally, I’ll turn up on Google +. I do not have help…with the exception of a few of my awesome readers who support me by sharing and promoting my work.

Having achieved your goal to be a published author, what is the most rewarding thing?

I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied as a published author. I want to continue to learn, grow and get better as a writer. The most rewarding this is hearing from a reader who connected with your characters. They give me suggestions and requests for the next book. If a reader escaped into a story I’ve written, if she becomes part of that world for a few minutes…well, how could I ask for anything more?

Jerrie AlexanderJerrie Alexander Bio

A student of creative writing in her youth, Jerrie set aside her passion when life presented her with a John Wayne husband and two wonderful children. Her love for romantic suspense inspires her to write alpha males and kick-ass women. Her characters weave their way through death and danger to emerge stronger, because of, and on occasion, in spite of, their love for each other.  If they’re tough enough, they live happily everafter.

Jerrie lives in Texas, thrives on sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for her heroes and heroines.

No Greater Hell, book four in the Lost & Found, Inc. series released 5/17/16. Find a complete list of her books at  jerriealexander.com

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