I'm very pleased to welcome Tierney James to my blog today.
She has a new release coming out tomorrow and I'm sure it
will be as fantastic a read as her other books. Here is a link to
her blog where you can find out more about her other
What a teaser! Love it!
And now a fun interview with my guest.
And now a fun interview with my guest.
If you could have dinner with any four people in the world, alive or dead, who would you pick?
I would have Mother Teresa and Gandhi because of their selfless work among the poor of India. Their influence and work continues because of their greatness. Two other people I greatly admire and would love to have at my table would be Billy Graham and the Dali Lama. Both men have dedicated their lives to bringing hope, inner peace and the awareness of a higher power to everyone, no matter who you are or what you have stored up, because in the end all that worldly stuff doesn’t matter.
What three things do you have to keep in your pantry?
I’m pretty confident that my Ganoderma Coffee with mushroom extract has to be there or a S.W.A.T. team might have to be called out. Several jars of peanut butter in case of a zombie apocalypse are a must along with lots of bottled water.
What or who influenced you to write thrillers?
Movies influenced me a great deal. The Indiana Jones Series, Star Wars, The Wind and the Lion and many others get my heart pumping. My husband used to work in mining and explosives so he is not so ready to sit on the edge of his seat like me. In the author circle I think James Rollins got me to write. I would read his books and think, “Now that is how I would like to write.” He takes you to the edge of a cliff then leaves you there while going someplace else to weave his story. All the while you’re screaming to come back. Other writers who have impacted me are Brad Thor, Steve Berry, David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown. Vince Flynn is one of my very favorites and I’m saddened that he passed away nearly two years ago.
What actress and actor would you like to play your lead characters?
In the Enigma Series (An Unlikely Hero and Winds of Deception) I see Dwayne “Rock” Johnson as Capt. Chase Hunter. In The Rescued Heart I’ve imagined Mark Wahlberg playing Garrett Horton. You can see those Pinterest boards at https://www.pinterest.com/ptierneyjames/
What do you find to be the hardest part of writing?
When I talk to interested groups about writing they often ask that question. The first sentence is the hardest part. After that I think keeping up the momentum of writing every day is difficult. We all lead busy lives that compete with our imaginary ones. Of course marketing is up there with the hard stuff. Finding time to write is hard enough. Throw marketing in the mix and you get caught up in a whirlwind of letting other important things slip.
What is your favorite inspirational or other quote?
Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
I can’t tell you how many times those verses have saved me from drowning in self-pity, doubt and confusion.
What superpower would you like to have?
That is a tough one! But in the end I think the superpower would have to be the power of healing and discovery. With laying on of hands I could tell what the medical problem involved and how to heal it. Maybe I wouldn’t actually heal the person but I could help doctors. I could be on the battlefield to save soldiers too. Crazy right?
No, not at all. All your answers are very thought provoking and inspiring. It has been a privilege to have you as a guest on my blog today. Thank you!
Tierney James is a former Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab as well as a former geography teacher. Besides working on a Native American reservation, floating the Okavango Delta of Botswana, Africa and visiting The Great Wall of China, she has spent time at Space Camp for Educators and volunteering her time for Friends of the Library board. Living in a mining community for many years led to writing the novel, The Rescued Heart, a romantic suspense. Between traveling, gardening and writing, Tierney serves as an officer for Sleuth’s Ink, a mystery writing group. Creating a writing workshop for beginning writers is her latest project.