Why did you write this book?
Cezanne’s Ghost actually helped me launch this story. My husband and I spent a month in an apartment Paul Cezanne (1836-1906) occupied when he lived in Aix-en-Provence, France. The city of Aix is brimming with reminders of the artist, including his workshop, his favorite restaurants, and, of course, displays of his art, everywhere. When I was on the train to Aix, a woman caught my eye, and she became Aline, my heroine in the novel
Three young American women vanish in Aix-en-Provence, France. Is their tour guide, Leon Beaudet to blame? When the American Consulate collars Leon as a suspect, his only recourse is to clear his name. Danger comes when his new tour group includes Aline Kerig, as beautiful and carefree as the three missing tourists. Leon is fascinated and puzzled by Aline even while he fears for her safety. When she refuses to go back to the States, Leon, the FBI, and the French police must include Aline on a hunt for the lost women. Can Leon guard Aline, find his lost tourists, and save his reputation?
Genre: Romantic Suspense, International mystery, FBI agent, Contemporary
For a sample of these two characters, I have a free short story (Christmas theme) on my website: https://www.rolynnanderson.com
What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy escaping into an intriguing suspense novel, spiked with romance. That’s why I write stories in the genre. But I also enjoy brilliantly-written literary fiction.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Ethan from James Michener’s Winter of Our Discontent. A well-drawn character beset with moral dilemmas; one of Michener’s best.
What are you working on at the moment?
Fire is Nice is set in Sequoia/Kings National Park. The problem is poaching; my Law Enforcement Ranger, Sable Chisholm, is determined to collar the robbers, but she’s suffered an unusual injury while on duty that complicates her life and makes us wonder if she’s up to the job.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Expect Fire is Nice in early 2018.
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Scandinavian, Army Brat, Wife, English Teacher, High School Principal, Golfer, Boater, World Traveler, Author. With her experiences, Rolynn Anderson is fairly bursting with stories about extraordinary people and amazing settings, real and contrived. Now add her competitive nature and her love of ‘the makeover.’ As a principal, she and the staff she hired, opened a cutting-edge high school; as co-captain with her husband on INTREPID, she cruises from Washington State to Alaska and back. As a writer, she delights in creating imperfect characters faced with extraordinary, transforming challenges. Her hope: You’ll devour her ‘makeover’ suspense novels in the wee hours of the morning, because her stories, settings and characters, capture your imagination and your heart.
Website / Blog https://www.rolynnanderson.com