Today, we’re celebrating one of the authors who helped us make the Frasier Contest possible! Wanda Dyson’s recent novel, Retribution, was released September 13, 2014 and is the 4th book in the Shefford Files Series.
Q: Wanda, can you tell us a little bit about your next book?
Detective JJ Johnson and the love of his life, Zoe Shefford, are finally headed to the altar. Busy with wedding plans, when Zoe’s instincts start raging that something bad is going to happen, she misreads it entirely, causing a fight with JJ that sends him off to Alaska to pick up a murder suspect. When the plane crashes in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, Zoe realizes that she may have just made a deadly mistake. She teams up with FBI Special Agent Donnie Bevere to move heaven and hell to find JJ. Severely injured in the place crash, JJ realizes that between a raging blizzard, a hungry wolf, and no food, it will take a miracle to survive. But his life or death struggle to make it back to Zoe takes a deadly turn when he realizes the entire trip had been a well-planned trap and that the cop he’s traveling with is a hired killer. Now, he must rely on the skills of a woman he put in handcuffs to keep him alive while praying that the woman he loves will find him in time.
Q: What was the most emotional scene for you to write in your novel?
The most emotional scene for me to write was when EmmaLeigh was telling Lt. Johnson about her meeting with the D.A. and the DA admitted to her that he didn’t believe a word she was saying. I had a D.A. tell me once that he doesn’t believe anyone brought before him. Ever. And that broke my heart because I used to believe the old adage of innocent until proven guilty but that doesn’t appear to be the case much anymore. That so impacted me that I’ve never forgotten it so I incorporated it into EmmaLeigh’s story and even writing it after all these years brought back the bitter memory of realizing that “we aren’t in Mayberry anymore”.
Bestselling author Vickie McDonough grew up wanting to marry a rancher, but instead married a computer geek who is scared of horses. She now lives out her dreams in her fictional stories about ranchers, cowboys, lawmen, and others living in the Old West. Vickie is the award-winning author of thirty-four published books and novellas. Her books include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series, and End of the Trail, which was the OWFI 2013 Best Fiction Novel winner. Whispers on the Prairie was a Romantic Times Recommended Inspirational Book for July 2013. Her latest book, Rancher Under Fire, is a contemporary suspense.