Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Laura Griffin

This New York Times bestselling author started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. She is the author of ten novels and has won numerous awards, including a RITA Award for Whisper of Warning. Laura lives in Austin, where she is working on the next book in her popular Tracers series.

Tracers Series, Book 5
Pocket Star
ISBN: 978-1451617375

Motive, opportunity, and no alibi—rookie detective Allison Doyle knows it’s as close to a slam dunk as most investigations get. But even though her small-town Texas police department has identified a prime suspect in a young woman’s vicious murder, she can’t rest easy. And when legendary FBI profiler Mark Wolfe shows up with a startling new theory, all her doubts are amplified. If Wolfe is correct, the real killer is an elusive psychopath who has left a trail of bodies behind him. And he’s just days away from his next kill. . . .
Allison was supposed to be Wolfe’s way into the case, nothing more. But she’s ambitious, stubborn, and far too tempting. With the help of her contacts at the Delphi Center crime lab, Wolfe is within striking distance of the monster he’s pursued for ten years. Except the closer Allison and Wolfe get, the more reason there is to fear. Because with a predator this brutal, every thread of evidence can make a difference between hunting a madman—and becoming hunted yourself.

ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
LAURA: Every day! I’m a voracious reader.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
LAURA: Can’t remember the first book, but the first series I remember reading was Nancy Drew. I thought she was so cool and smart. Maybe that’s why I grew up to write suspense.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
LAURA: I meet real-life heroes all the time when I interview law enforcement people and forensic experts as part of my book research. One who especially stands out is the forensic artist who inspired the main character in THREAD OF FEAR. Like the character in my book, she spends her days interviewing victims of violent crime and creating drawings that help investigators track down criminals.

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
LAURA: Definitely Action Adventure!

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
LAURA: Can’t pick just one! The Color Purple, The Graduate, Silence of the Lambs.

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
LAURA: Hannibal Lecter.

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
LAURA: chocolate.

ANGI: Is there a “Blooper” in your story (it may have been changed before printing)?
LAURA: My editor’s good at catching them. She’s always writing what I call “duh” comments in the margins. Things like, “…and then she loaded the gun with bullets.” And my editor will scribble, “As opposed to what? String cheese?” Good to have someone point out that stuff ahead of time.

ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
LAURA: I must say, can’t complain! I just finished a book with lots of Navy SEAL guys (SCORCHED, coming out this fall) and that was fun, fun, fun to research. Wow, those men can do amazing things. Writing about their adventures was a thrill for me.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Hiya Laura!  I read on your website that you love researching your books. Can you share the best, worst, or most unusual thing you’ve had to discover or do to get a scene perfect?
LAURA’S GOTTA ANSWER:   Well, I just wrote this love scene involving a Navy SEAL and so… (kidding!)

Actually, some of the forensic research I’ve done has been fascinating, but also pretty grim. I toured a crime lab once and the CSI was kind enough to give me a first-hand (literally) demonstration on how they get fingerprints from partially decomposed bodies. That was a memorable moment and I ended up using it in the second Tracers book, UNSPEAKABLE.

Here’s a video highlighting some of the fun I’ve had researching the Tracers series.

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UP NEXT: SCORCHEDTracers Series, Book 6
Pocket Star
October 30, 2012

Untraceable, Unspeakable, Unforgivable, Snapped, Unstoppable (Novella)

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What is your favorite Tracers character who hasn’t had his / her own book yet?


Jane said...

Congrats to Laura on the new release. I'm hoping that Scott and Ben the computer whiz will eventually get their own book. No need to enter me in this giveaway.

Laura Griffin said...

Hi Jane- Thanks for letting me know which Tracers man you'd like to see get his own book! I'm taking notes from readers today.

Angi Morgan said...

Well maybe BLOGGER's having issues. This is my third attempt to post. TESTING ONE TWO THREE


Angi Morgan said...


I've been trying to post all morning. I think I have to vote with Jane on your next hero. I'm a sucker for the nerdy computer geek...especially since I married one. LOL

MUCHO SUCCESS to you with your series! And thanks for hanging around today.


Jen FitzGerald said...

Your books sound very exciting, Laura. Best of luck with the new one. I'm a sucker for military heros, so I'll be looking forward to Scorched.

Laura Griffin said...

Thank you, Angi! Glad you like the Tracers men! I have a soft spot for Ben, too.

Maureen said...

I am terrible about remembering names so I have no idea who I would like to see next in the Tracers series but this looks like a good story.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Laura Griffin said...

Hi Jen,
Hope you like SCORCHED. The Navy SEAL hero, Gage Brewer, has been a fun character to write.

Laura Griffin said...

Hi Maureen,
I hope you'll like the series!

May said...

I would like to see Ben to get his own book. Looking forward to the next one in the series!

bn100 said...

Very fun interview. The book sounds good. I haven't had a chance to read the series yet, but plan to.


Donnell said...

Love love love, the excerpt, Laura. Great interview. Welcome to Get Lost in a Story!

Laura Griffin said...

Thanks for your input, you guys! I love hearing which characters you'd like to get their own book.

Angi Morgan said...

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Donnell said...

Bought Twisted, now I just need to find time to read it :) Best wishes, Laura!