Renee, welcome to Writers on Reading! Your most recent novel, Through Raging Waters, released this month. I’m curious…as a reader are you drawn toward certain genres? Do you find one theme more repeatedly snags your attention as a read? Is there something special you seek when selecting your next reading adventure?
I love to read suspense, but believe it or not, my favorite is historical romance! I don’t write it, but I love to read it. J I also like time travel. I’m a bit of a sci-fi nut. LOL
That’s fun to know! As a writer, you should know better, but as a reader, you know we all do it…so, when did you last “judge a book by the cover”? How did it work out?
I bought a “cool” book off Amazon a few months back. At least it looked good. Nice cover, rather good sounding blurb. I read the first chapter and tossed it. Bad editing (if at all) made it hard to read, profanity…not my cup of tea. I guess you really can’t judge a book by its cover.
So true! Having published so many books do you find time to read during the months you spend writing or with deadlines ahead is it either/or for you? If so, what did you read while working on your last book? If not, what did you read when you finished this one?
I deliberately put one review per month into my blog schedule so I wouldn’t lose my reading. Yes, I catch myself doing it as an “obligation” sometimes, but I try to pick books or genres that I like. It helps that I’m rather eclectic in my reading tastes so I can read almost anything (except horror – shudder.)
Were you the kind of kid/teen who loved reading? Which novel do you first remember reading?
Yep. I’d stay up to all hours of the night reading, if not ALL night long! I actually rewrote the book, Airport by Arthur Hailey. I was a bit dyslexic and my tutors recommended writing…physically writing. It was hard but it helped.
With a hot summer upon us, what is on your summer to-read list? And what is your ideal summer reading experience?
I actually love to read while we’re fishing. Sitting next to one of our high mountain lakes is the absolute best! I can relax in the summer sun with a cool breeze to my face. I just need to be careful not to get sunburned!
Oh, what a delightful way to let readers get to know you. Thanks so much for visiting and letting us get to know you better as a reader, Renee! Folks, you can continue to connect with Renee—and find out more about his/her books!—at the links below, but first, Through Raging Waters Back Blurb:
Through Raging Waters
If Mother Nature has her way, Timber Springs will never be the same...
A warm spring and early rainstorms melt the snowpack. Spring runoff compounded by the storm of the century sends Timber Springs into a tailspin.
Tossed into the role of rescuer, local pharmacist Paul Fitzgerald must face his past before the whole world falls apart. While he fights to contain the beast around him, he finds his steadfast control slipping through his fingers. And life…everyone’s life…hangs by a thread once again.
She isn’t a hero. Melissa Hampton has her own demons to battle. After she learns of her mysterious beginnings amidst her mother’s keepsakes, she faces more than just the river rushing outside her door. Now, she must discern friend from foe…but as waters rise and tension climbs within Timber Springs, she needs to rise to the challenge or lose the only man she's ever loved.
Can two people find each other through raging waters?
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/tE055Wyzaso
Renee Blare Bio:
Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, Renee started writing poetry in junior high school. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and she's been counting pills ever since. While writing's her first love, well, after the Lord and husband, she also likes to fish and hunt as well as pick away on her classical guitar.
Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains with her husband, crazy dogs and ornery cat, she continues to serve her community as a pharmacist while penning her Christian stories any chance she can get. She loves to interact with readers and invites you check out her website, blog, and social media.
Group Blog: http://diamondsinfiction.blogspot.com/