about the author
Theresa Hall is an award-winning author of Christian fiction whose stories include military, law enforcement, and first responder heroes. As a native Texan, she loves to write suspenseful stories that happen in small Texas towns with old fashioned Southern values. She’s also a first-grade teacher who loves to cook, read a good suspense, and binge-watch episodes of Dateline and Discovery ID.
She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She actively promotes fellow Christian Fiction authors on her blog and can be found online at www.theresalynnhall.com or connect with Theresa on facebook, twitter, or instagram.
T: movie or television series – Mindhunter
scripture – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
childhood books – Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
bookish device – Kindle Oasis
bookish place – Barnes and Noble
B: I’ve never heard of Mindhunter but I definitely say we can be friends anyway!
What are some of the challenges you faced while writing Accidental Target?
T: I sold Accidental Target when I entered The Great Love Inspired Suspense contest. I had the first 3 chapters edited and ready to send in but I needed a synopsis. At the time, I wasn’t even sure how I wanted the story to go. After entering I got the request for the full. Luckily, school was out and I had the summer to finish the book. I sent it in only two weeks before I had to be back to work. I had edits to do after I sold but completing them wasn’t nearly as challenging as having to write the book on a deadline.
B: How exciting! I tend to get more done with a deadline too. Despite the added stress, it provides built-in motivation!
What did you learn or discover about yourself while writing Accidental Target?
T: I learned that I actually write better when I am faced with a deadline. I don’t know what that says about me, but it sure forced the words onto the page.
B: No room for overthinking, I completely relate!
What is your reading style?
T: I mostly read on my Kindle Oasis. I like ereaders because I can have all my books with me wherever I go. I also like to read at night while my husband sleeps. For my research, I like print books. It’s a lot more enjoyable to do research with a paper book in my hand than it is to stare at the computer screen.
B: Ooooooo! An Oasis! I’ve yet to hold one of those in my hands, I bet it’s amazing! I’m a diehard Paperwhite gal but maybe someday…
What’s your writing style?
T: I start out as a pantser first. I get a “what if” question in my head and then I go with it. After the first few scenes, I usually stop to plot it out and work on the characters. I do make an outline but I let the characters take over. It’s important to let the characters have their say in how they want the story to go.
B: I’m all for character freedoms!
Do you have any writing quirks?
T: I have my coffee warmer on the corner of my desk and my Keurig in the corner. I can’t write without a cup of coffee.
B: Sounds like coffee fuels your writing! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, Theresa!
about the book
Accidental Target by Theresa Hall
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: August 4, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
On an icy road in the dead of night
what she sees might get her killed.
Allison Moore can’t deny what she sees—a lifeless hand sticking out of a tarp in the back of a crashed pickup truck.
Seconds later, she’s on the run with a murderer on her heels.
Nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted…except police sergeant Jackson Archer.
But with someone set on silencing her, can Jackson keep his promise of protection?
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