Tuesday, July 13, 2010
New York Times and USA Today bestseller Allison Brennan is the author of fifteen novels and three short stories. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, she is married with five children.
Allison says she began writing over 100 books she never finished. After turning 30,and giving birth to her third child, she decided to actively pursue a career in writing. Committing herself to write a book from beginning to end, she wrote five complete novels before selling The Prey in 2004. Two years later it was released and made it to #33 on New York Times list.
With her first book Allison's publisher asked if she could write two books connected in some way to The Prey. Since that book was already written and in production, plot options were limited. During the copyediting stage, she tweaked the backstory of her heroine so that she had two friends from the FBI Academy, and they became the heroines of The Hunt and The Kill. Her "Predator Trilogy" was the first of four loosely connected romantic thriller trilogies. Each story is a complete work with a separate hero, heroine, and villain with some recurring characters that can be read individually or in order.
Crime fiction, mysteries, and romantic suspense have always been Allison's favorites. She has become very well educated in the field of homicide investigation and has many contacts in the field of law enforcement and forensics, including the FBI.
In addition she has always liked supernatural stories and wrote one prior to her romantic thrillers. Her first three supernatural thrillers - Original Sin, Carnal Sin, and Mortal Sin - will be released in 2010.
Allison is continuing to write her trademark romantic thrillers. In early 2011, she'll launch a series starring Lucy Kincaid, a favorite character from her No Evil trilogy. The stories will tackle complex and current issues in law enforcement through the eyes of Lucy, an FBI recruit; her brother Patrick, a computer genius who's recovering from a two year coma; and Sean Rogan, a private security expert.
Come join us tomorrow for advice from an expert on character development.