Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Interview with Stacy Green, Author of Ashes and Bone + Giveaway

Just when Jaymee Ballard’s life seems to be on track, a massive derecho attacks the Delta Crossroads sowing destruction in its path. Her boyfriend, investigative journalist Nick Samuels, comes up missing, and she fears the worst.

Nick’s abandoned car contains evidence of his involvement uncovering a controversial case mired in political power and greed. While her friend and local detective, Cage Foster, heads up the inquiry into Nick’s kidnapping, Jaymee finds it impossible to sit back and do nothing.

Enlisting the help of her best friend, Dani Evans, Jaymee discovers a trail leading to the dangerous and secretive Dixie Mafia. Facing a fraudulent Confederate artifact scheme, dark local history, and a powerful enemy lurking in the shadows, the two friends find themselves holding the key to not only Nick’s disappearance, but a shameful town secret someone will kill to protect.

1. Can you tell us about your newest release, Ashes and Bone,  in twenty words or less?
Stacy ) Ashes and Bone is about love, friendship, mystery and the desperate measures a person will take to hide their crime.

2. How long did it take you to write Ashes and Bone?
Stacy ) The first draft took about six weeks, with several rounds of editing after that. Once I figured out the core plot, the story flowed well.

3. If you had to choose, what song would be your theme song for Ashes and Bone?

Stacy ) This is tough because I listened to a lot of music writing this. I'd have to say Lana Del Ray's "Ride" because it encapsulates a lot of the sadness some of the characters are feeling, and really illustrates Nick's realization that he's fallen back into old patterns.

4. If Ashes and Bone were made into a movie, who would you cast as Jaymee and Nick?

Stacy) Oh wow, that is a really tough one. I think Elizabeth Olsen could really embody Jaymee's fragility, but, at the risk of jumping on a bandwagon, I'd love to see Jennifer Lawrence play Jaymee. She's pretty versatile. As for Nick's he's a little older, mid-30s. I'd love to see Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy or Bradley Cooper as Nick. 

5.  Are you working on another book in the Delta Crossroads series? Can you tell us anything about it?

Stacy) No, this is the end of the trilogy. It's been a wonderful experience, and I love the characters, but I think I've ended it well. I'm working on a new thriller series that will be out later this year, and I'm very excited about. It's definitely different than the Delta Crossroads Trilogy. 

Thanks so much Stacy!

Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy Green earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University. After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family. She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.
Twitter @StacyGreen26

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