When Trevor Willis offers Dani Carpenter her dream job as director of a new camp for children, she is thrilled. Dani intends to keep Trevor, a family friend, at arm’s length. But her heart changes toward him as they team up to protect Ady, the young daughter of a kidnapped scientist.
After Trevor testifies against the son of Don Francisco Morales, a major supplier of heroin into the United States, Morales (aka the Scorpion) targets Trevor in a personal vendetta to destroy his reputation and then destroy everyone Trevor loves.
With Ady tucked away in a secure location, Dani and Trevor embark on a chase that takes them from the forests of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of Mexico. They must stop the Scorpion before he strikes again.
Born in Illinois, Donna Fuller has lived in a variety of places and currently resides in Butler, Pennsylvania. At times she feels like a ping pong ball—bouncing from coast to coast and back again. Her grandchildren bring her the greatest joy. She has always been involved in writing, from journals to plays for Cub Scouts, to short stories for her children and as a reporter for a small newspaper. Donna has won awards for her writing and has also taught in writing workshops and retreats. She is the co-founder of the annual OHPA Writer’s Retreat in Western Pennsylvania. Her novels include A Strand of Doubt and CodeName Scorpion.
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Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
I love to read and write Romantic Suspense. As my first book, A Strand of Doubt is definitely a sentimental favorite. I also wrote for a small newspaper, The Murrieta Messenger, and I enjoyed doing interviews and writing about interesting people. I wrote articles about one of the few LDS chaplains in the military and also about a woman who coached a softball team made up of children with disabilities. I would also like to venture into the publishing world of Middle Grade and possibly Picture books. I have just published a new book, Code Name Scorpion. It is a companion book to A Strand of Doubt. They have some of the same characters, but can be read independent of each other.
What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
Relax? What is that? Actually, I found as a ten-year-old, that I had a friend in Louie, a Yamaha G-50A classical guitar. Louie helped me make it through all the teenage angst and continues to make me feel better. Another relaxation is reading. I enjoyed the old romantic suspense stories of Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt and Madeleine Brent. Hollywood musicals are my favorite—especially “My Sister Eileen” with Betty Garrett and Janet Leigh. My favorite TV show would have been “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.” It makes sense that I love romantic suspense.
I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies right now, unless you consider writing a hobby. I am a family history buff, and can extract records in Italian, Latin, Spanish, Lithuanian and a little bit of German. I am currently two classes away from earning my bachelor’s degree from BYU Independent Study. I’m one of the last people getting a general studies degree with an emphasis on creative writing. Oh, I almost forgot, I make killer bread (You can decide for yourself if a romantic suspense author means that literally or figuratively!)
In truth, the best way I have to relax is to hang out with my 5 grandkids—Jenika, Kierra, Charly, Nash and Ophelia. Too bad they’re scattered on both coasts! My husband and I will also go on walks as the sun is setting--definitely a recharge!
What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?
I don’t have a playlist, but if I’m listening to music, it’s likely to be the Frank Sinatra station on Pandora or the Late 70’s/early 80’s light rock.
"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?
Since I don’t write fantasy or speculative fiction, I don’t have a cat. Actually, I am allergic to cats. I do believe the theory that cats know when you’re allergic to them, and they make sure they jump on your lap and get in your face. My husband is more allergic to cats than I am. When we visited my niece’s house (which included a couple of cats) he decided that he’d sleep outside on the trampoline to get away from the felines. We looked out at the trampoline and saw my husband snug in his sleeping bag, with Rocky curled up in his face. As I said, cats know when you’re allergic to them!
We did have a furry, sheltie/shepherd mix named Yodie. Her ears would flatten out just like Yoda’s. She lived to be 17 1/2 years old!
As a kid, we had three dogs and a guinea pig.
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