Thursday, November 2, 2017

Take Five and Meet Author H.D. Thomson & Her Latest Book ~ Anxiety

 It's my pleasure to introduce you to H.D. Thomson. If you know her work then learning a few more fun facts from her will be a treat, and if she's new to you, 
you'll find a new author to love. AND at the bottom of the post, after you've read it of course, is a Rafflecopter giveaway. 

Welcome to An Indie Adventure, H.D. Tell us, what inspired you to write your book Anxiety?

Hi, LA, thanks for hosting me on your blog. I actually started reading some H. G. Wells books and found a couple of them really dark and not what I expected. One of the concepts I loved and I wanted to twist it completely around with my own voice and today's style of writing. I was also in a very dark period of my life and I actually started writing Anxiety to escape into a world far worse than my own. I also was looking for hope and faith and I'm hoping that came through in the book.

How do you use setting to further your story?

I actually use the small town, the house as characters. I tried to add a sense of emotion and mood from both. You always hear about a sense of community in a small town, but what if there really isn't one? What if you are really considered an outsider even after living in one place for years?

How do you construct your characters?

I actually start with the plot and then I drop characters into the story. I make a point of putting the main characters into a situation I know they hate. Like Margot. She loves her privacy, but she doesn't get any of it. The whole town knows her business and what she'd had to deal with. Constructing characters is a slow process for me. I start with flaws, fears and then their strengths.

How is your main character completely different than you?

Actually, I'm not sure Margot is completely different than me. She might not have handled things well with what life has given her, but then I don't know how I would have reacted myself I had to deal with a past abuse and the death of a brother. I would like to think I would rise above. I could have had easily cracked. People break down. Some harder than others. I wanted Margot to rise above and have faith in life and to believe in herself when many didn't.

Tell us something about yourself we might not expect!

I used to paint watercolors. There was a point where I had to make a decision as to whether or not I wanted to spend all my spare time writing or painting. I'd entered a number of art shows and started going to arts & crafts fairs while writing on the side. Both were becoming more than a hobby and a lot of work regarding the craft of both. I decided to focus my energy on writing. I haven't picked a paint brush up since then, but I'm hoping to one of these days soon.



Give us a brief summary of Anxiety:
Jake Preston is on borrowed time.

If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him with each breath he takes.

Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead.

She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a wineglass. Having moved back to the small town in northern Arizona where she was raised, she’s made a point of isolating herself both mentally and physically from everyone other than a few chosen friends. Little does she know that her life is going to explode into chaos.

Buy Links:

Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK


Bio:
Multi award-winning author, H. D. Thomson, writes romantic suspense, paranormal and contemporary romance. She writes about tortured heroes and ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. She loves everything by Dean Koontz, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, and Linda Howard. Their fast-paced, twisting plots have all influenced her writing style.

H.D. moved as a teenager to the heat of Arizona where she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting. After working in the corporate world as an accountant, H.D. changed her focus to one of her passions—books. She owned and operated an online bookstore for several years and then started the company, Bella Media Management. The company specializes in web sites, video trailers, ebook conversion and promotional resources for authors and small businesses. When she is not heading her company, she is following her first love—writing.

Find H.D.:
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2 comments:

  1. Welcome H.D. So glad you're with us today. It's interesting that you've created a media business. I'd love to have you back to talk about what you do and how it can help authors.
    ~LA

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing. This was a lot of fun to read :)

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