Hi everyone. I’ve got Victoria Roder on the blog today talking about her book Bolt Action!
Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Cindy!
If the police commandeered your computer, would you worry? Any detective with my computer would wonder if I was planning a murder. I’ve researched poison in the forms of chemicals, medications, toxic plants and poisonous snakes. I’ve investigated death by hanging, deadly gun shot wounds, fatal stab wounds, and countless serial killers. My family might say I’m a little crazy, but my defense for my computer searches is that I am a published author of crime novels.
In my action thriller Bolt Action from Champagne Books, Detective Leslie Bolt is a smart talking, gun hording, motorcycle riding investigator forced to work a serial murder case with her sexy ex-lover. After a childhood of abuse suffered at the hand of her father, Leslie stashes a collection of pistols, revolvers, and even a Browning A-Bolt Stalker Rifle in her broom closet. The “State Quarter Killer” is taunting police but with the help of forensic science, Detective Bolt is hot on the trail. You’ve got to check out the book trailer for Bolt Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqcYL_G7h7s
Although Bolt Action is fictional, I needed to research how an autopsy is preformed, weapons, psychological profiles, and crime scene analysis. Accurate facts pull the reader into the fiction and make it believable. In a detective novel, you have to know that a police officer needs twenty-one feet to recognize a knife threat in order to react in a defensive manner. Believable fiction.
The science and factual information are fun to research, yeah geek, I know, but creating the character of Detective Leslie Bolt was the best. I based her sarcastic attitude and kick-butt disposition on one of my sisters. I have five sisters and they are all fighting over which one I used. Leslie’s got attitude, but she is vulnerable and wants to find love like the rest of us. You know, sometimes I wish, like Detective Bolt, I could voice all the sarcastic thoughts that come to mind. Of course, no one would ever speak to me again.
About Victoria: Victoria Roder lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and house full of fur babies and one smooth baby that is a blue-tongued skink. She is the author of Action Thriller, Bolt Action, Champagne Books, paranormal romance, The Dream House Visions and Nightmares and Inspirational Devotional book, It’s Not You – It’s Them: Six Steps to Healing and Thriving after abuse from Dancing With Bear Publishing. She is the author of children’s chapter book, The Curse of King Ramesses II from Wild Child Publishing, and picture book, An Important Job to Do: A Noah’s Ark Tale from DWB Children’s Line. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Cup of Comfort, The Latke Hound a Christmas Anthology, How I Met My Husband and One Red Rose. She writes articles and creates puzzles for magazines and activity books. Please visit or contact Victoria at: www.victoriaroder.com
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Cindy here again! Thanks for being here, Victoria. The book sounds great. I know what you mean about research. It’s very important to get the research right so the story is more believable.
Until next time…