Hello, all! As you know, before the launch of the Sydney Rye Kindle World I wanted to let you all get to know about the authors contributing to the launch. So every week I’ll be publishing a post with an interview with one of these talented authors. And don’t forget to sign up for The Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers’ Group to Receive 8 free books from some of the most talented authors out there! Now onto the next of these wonders…
Bev Pettersen is a three-time nominee in the National Readers Choice Award as well as a two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® Contest. She competed for five years on the Alberta Thoroughbred race circuit and is an Equine Canada certified coach. She lives in Nova Scotia with her family, and when she's not writing novels, she's riding.
Please introduce us to you and your body of work.
My first romantic mystery, Jockey and Jewels, finaled in RWA’s Golden Heart and that recognition spurred me on to write seven more award-winning novels. In between, I’ve written a thriller novella, Repent, for T. R. Ragan’s Lizzy Gardner Kindle World.
How did you come to be involved in the SRKW? How do you know Emily?
I was honored when Emily invited me to participate in the launch of her new Kindle World. Sydney Rye is a strong kickass protagonist and it was fun to step into the world of vigilante justice where anything goes. It’s a great World to write in, as there are so many options for the backgrounds and characters. And when an author is having fun, usually the reader is too!
What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?
Romantic mysteries with an animal or two are my favorite. The combination of mystery and romance keeps me interested in a book–whether it’s reading or writing them. And animals are notoriously unpredictable, just like that spark of attraction that can flare up between people and then go horribly wrong. Setting mysteries against a horse or dog background gives more color to my books and keeps me motivated to write.
Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?
Blue was the big draw. I once had a dog with the same name and personality, and still miss him. He was multi-colored, part blue heeler and shepherd with the same character traits as Sydney’s Blue. So this was a chance to write in a crime world where he was prominently featured.
Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.
In my Sydney Rye novella, Strange Behavior, Sydney and Blue end up at a California racetrack helping an abused groom who is running for her life. Sydney doesn’t know much about horses and cares even less about rules. She immediately butts heads with Rick Talbot, who is the bad boy biker from my romantic mystery novel, Backstretch Baby. He has his own method of solving problems and opposes her unique brand of justice.
Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?
Congratulations to Emily on her exciting new Kindle World and also to you wonderful and supportive readers who made Sydney Rye such an international force!
Sacramento Police aren't very concerned when fourteen-year-old Billy Tanner fails to show up for community service. Tossing a firebomb at a police horse isn't something they can easily forgive. But when the boy's grandmother convinces private investigator, Lizzy Gardner, to search for her missing grandson, Lizzy discovers that some animal lovers will go to chilling lengths to obtain true repentance.
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Thanks for being a part of The Sydney Rye Kindle World Bev! Can’t wait to read your contribution!
Don’t forget to sign up the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers’ Group to get 8 Free books from authors writing for the launch including Bev Pettersen!