Welcome to An Indie Adventure, C.K. Tell us, what inspired you to write your book Broken Promises?
Good day everyone. I’m C.K. Alber and it's great to be here. Thanks L.A. for having me. My inspiration for finalizing my story came from my three grown daughters. My computer case was filled with notes taken over the years and the story was a permanent fixation in my head. I just needed to put the notes together and to begin typing. My oldest daughter, a teacher, reminded me that assignments should be completed and she would be pleased to read and edit my finished work. My middle daughter, recovering from a difficult surgery is a day-to-day person and suggested that I commit to a couple hours of writing every day. My youngest daughter, living in Norway at the time, gave me the goal of finishing and submitting before she and her husband returned to the US. And I followed their direction.
What were your experiences as a child that contributed to you becoming a writer?
My father used to tell me, with humor, I could tell so many believable lies. Today I will swear that it was story-telling, and not lies that I fabricated as a youngster.
Do day-to-day life experiences influence your stories?
I’m in another world while driving alone and for long distances. I’ve gotten some of my best plot ideas in my car. I’m also a people watcher. So airports, offices, or just long lines give me the opportunity to examine personalities and possible characters for my next story.
What is the first thing you do when you begin a new book?
I buy a thick new notebook and write the descriptions for each character, their personalities, backgrounds, likes and dislikes, and I include their birthdays. I cut out eye colors from magazines, paste them on the first page and give them a character’s name.
If you were a TV, film or book character, apart from one you've created, who would you be? And why?
Katharine Hepburn because of her fierce independent style and her spirited personality. The kind of character I like to create.
Cassandra Algani’s life is shattered when she learns the secret about the newborn son she buried six years ago. Deceit and underhanded lying by someone she loves. Lawyer Michael Jensen intensifies his search for the truth to clear his name in the suspicious death of his fiancée.
A witness, a gun, deceptions, and a bold encounter surface at the grimmest moment. Secrets from the past for both Michael and Cassie intertwine into a tangled relationship of sizzling passion. Distrust swells as danger lurks around every corner, keeping them apart, yet with guarded defenses that very danger brings them together.
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Bio: C.K. Alber, author of Broken Promises, was born inIndiana and raised and educated in both Indiana and Illinois. An extended move to Europe brought about the desire to write. She had gone from the maze of cornfields and town life to historical buildings, famous paintings, the city, and the seaside. As a “people watcher” her stories and characters began to develop, her imagination went wild regarding the settings and dialogues in her head, thus, Romantic Suspense became her preferred genre.
Now she lives in Colorado with her dog Luna, but is still a stateside and worldwide traveler when visiting family or when the occasion arises.