him and my son has his own band now. Yeah, practice in my basement every weekend, lol. For most of
my stories I have playlists. Songs that fit my story and my characters, the mood of the story, the theme.
For The Maze I had a pretty short playlist, but it was intense and fit my story perfectly. Want to see it?
Maybe you’ll recognize some of the bands. Or maybe it’ll show my age, lol.
There is one song in particular that I just know was written for The Maze. The lyrics, the riffs, and,
oh, James Hetfield singing-yep, meant to be! I wrote most of my ms to this song. See if you know it:
Metallica-Until It Sleeps. It captured my heroine, Attie, and all she suffered so perfectly. Then Noah, her
Metallica-Load and Reload
See, told you it was short, lol. But, these awesome artists got me through the writing of The Maze and I
thank them for it! To this day whenever I hear any song off any of these albums I am taken back to the
scenes I was writing when I heard them and the emotions I felt as I wrote them. I fall in love with Noah
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 small onions
1 small green or red jalapeño
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 large lime
2 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
Hot cooked jasmine rice
-Cut chicken into chunks or strips.-Cut each onion into 8 wedges.-Cut jalapeño crosswise into slices; remove seeds (wear gloves)-Cut ginger into thin slices.-Zest lime and juice to measure 2 tbs. juice.-Heat wok over med-high heat 1 minute. Drizzle oil into wok and heat 30 seconds. Add chicken, jalapeño and ginger: stir-fry 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Reduce heat to medium.-Add onions; stir-fry 5 minutes.-Add lime peel, juice, and cilantro; stir-fry 1 minute.-Add soy sauce and sugar; stir until hot.-Serve with rice.
terms, but she didn’t leave me any choice. Writers are stubborn creatures.
retirement from ATCOM. Against my will. But *glances at Noah with warmth in her eyes* I’m
glad she did.
What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
the field? *sends Noah a sizzling hot look* Then again, the romance is great too.
let me sleep peacefully the entire time I was writing this book. Okay, continue.
Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?
If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?
Would you be interested in a sequel, if your writer was so inclined?
Noah: Hell, no. No more books. My wife isn’t going through anything like that again. Damn it,
Jen, you promised.
Noah: *something deep and haunted flashes in his blue eyes* My wife.
Attie: *smiles and laces her fingers through Noah’s as they share a private moment*
What do you like most about where you live?
Attie: After spending time in a South American jungle, I love Montana and living in the
mountains. The air is so clear and crisp. If I never visit a jungle again, it’ll be too soon.
What is your least favorite word?
Noah and Attie in unison: Carlos Santiago.