Inkwell Guest: Barb Han, #RomanticSuspense
Hello, beautiful readers!
Today I’m so pleased to have my friend and fellow Princess here with me today. She’s agreed to answer 5 questions as well as do a giveaway! Be sure to leave a comment to enter. Contest good through midnight CT!
First things first, thank you so much for hosting me today.
Oh, great question. There’s so much I love about writing romantic suspense, but the best part has to be when I’m really into a story (and sometimes working into the wee hours) and I jump when the dog sneezes, or a tree branch scrapes the window outside my office because all my senses are heightened–I’m experiencing the story as it unfolds just like my characters. Love that.
You seem to have a knack for writing heart-stopping action that keeps the reader’s heart racing. How do you sustain that kind of suspense for so many pages?
Thank you! You’ve given me the best compliment I could ask for. I think most writers write for themselves first, and I like a fast paced read. I want action, adventure, and something that forces me to turn the page when I should be asleep because I’m so invested in this wild ride I don’t know what’s going to happen next and can’t wait to find out.
Neither can I! You had me turning pages of this book. 🙂 I know you’re a wife and mom as well as write full-time. How do you find the balance between all that?
Balance is even trickier now that I’m published. I set priorities every day. I do my level best to give my family, career, and body the attention each deserves. I try to hit all three every day, and on those days I feel a sense of balance. Other times, I wake up and work toward my goals, accepting that I will fall short in at least one area. I’m blessed with a family that is incredibly supportive and they cheer me on at every stage. We make time for each other. I’ve given up a lot of guilty pleasures to make it all work. I had to sacrifice watching TV a few years ago, and I miss it. Although, Allison Brennan just gave me a great tip. She watches TV while on the treadmill. Brilliant! I’m scouring Craig’s List.
That is brilliant! I love Netflix (highly recommend). Now tell me: What is the best part about writing?
I get to live a thousand lives through the eyes of my characters. How cool is that?
It’s the best job ever. For fun: If you could be any color, what would it be and why?
Blue. Definitely blue. Blue is the color of water and sky. I love how soothing it is.
I love blue too. I knew there was a reason I liked you. Thanks for joining us today! Tell us what color you would be and why to enter to win an eBook copy of CAUGHT IN THE CROSSHAIR and a $5 gift card to Starbucks! Contest ends at midnight CT tonight.