The Spotlight is on S.W. Frontz today!
S.W. has published three books in her Land’s End series.
I’m really happy to be able to share a bit about S.W. and her writing with you today!
What would you like your readers to know about you?
I just won the 2017 Top Female Author Award grand prize with my 2nd novel, Don’t Look Back and it was also a semi-finalist in the Golden Quill Awards. I’m a native of North Carolina, but raised in East Tennessee. I like to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, but I hate bugs. Bugs make me mad.
What inspires you to write?
Is there a genre you feel drawn to write or do you see yourself tackling a variety of genres in the future? I like writing the mystery, romantic suspense that I’m doing now. Southern humor, like Fannie Flagg’s books, would be another genre I’d like to try.
Can you describe your writing space?
I sit on the couch in my office with my dog beside me while I write on my laptop. My office is an explosion of teal and white.
Can you tell us a bit about your writing process?
Not much of a process, I sit down and write when I have the opportunity. I don’t use an outline. I write chapters as they come to me, then later I put them in order.
What is your go to snack when writing?
I don’t snack while I’m writing.
Are any of your books or characters based on personal experiences or people in your life?
Yes, a couple of the events in the books are based on things in my life, and some of the characters too. Sarah, in the 3rd book, looks like my bff and fellow author, Cheryl R Lane.
Do you have a favorite character or book you have written?
No favorites, they all are special to me.
Any hints as to what readers can expect next?
No, because I have no idea. Book four has been changed 3 times already and I just trashed the last attempt and started completely over. I now have nine chapters of a different story.
For new to you readers, what book would you suggest they read first?
This is a standalone series, but I suggest that one start with When the Morning Comes.
When not writing your own books, who do you like to read?
John Sanford, James Lee Burke, Catherine Coulter, Erica Spindler, Jude Deveraux, Lee Child, Tess Gerritson, Kay Hooper, John Lutz, Dorothea Benton Frank.
Share a random fact or two that readers don’t know about you.
I take all the pictures for my book covers, I’m terrified of chickens, turkeys, any kind of large bird and I love Chuck Norris movies.
Celebrity Crush? Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott
Favorite Beverage? Coca Cola
Sweet or Savory for snacks? both
What type of music do you listen to? Elvis, 70’s music, classic rock
Favorite tv show? Fox news show The Five, Blue Bloods
Do you have any pets? Yes, Mandy, a 14 year chihuahua terrier mix.
Biggest pet peeve? People that don’t listen
Favorite vacation spot? Sandbridge Beach
Morning or Night person? morning
Favorite sports team? Any team that Tim Tebow plays on
Hobbies? Reading, taking pictures
When the Morning Comes (Book One in the Land’s End Series)
Samantha Patrick is hunted by the monsters from her past. In 1978 her father ambushed a group of Mexican drug runners, killing them and stealing their cash and drugs. The father of these men, Manny Ruiz vowed revenge. Samantha was kidnapped, brutalized and traumatized. She married policeman who saved her and moved on with her life. Unfortunately, the Ruiz family is still after revenge, and they won’t stop til Samantha and her family pay with their lives.
Don’t Look Back (Land’s End Book 2)
Samantha Patrick was kidnapped last fall by a twisted and evil man consumed by the thought of revenge. After being rescued by her husband, sheriff of the quaint island of Land’s End, she retreats from the world.
Traumatized, branded, and physically injured, Sam is a shell of her former self. Her daughter, Delaney, brings in friend Kellyn Grindstaff to help. As a former sex crimes detective turned counselor, Kellyn has plenty of experience helping victims of sexual abuse. She comes to Land’s End, unknowingly bringing her own troubles. By saving Sam, will Kellyn be able to save herself?
Closer Than Yesterday (The Land’s End Series Book 3)
Samantha Patrick’s cousin Sarah has lived with an abusive husband for thirty years. After a brutal attack, she finally finds the courage to leave.
Sarah goes to Land’s End looking for safety and comfort with her family on this small, idyllic island but the horror is not over yet. Someone is stalking Sarah. Is it the abusive husband or someone else? Will Land’s End be the place where Sarah finds new life, or it will be where it ends?
The Land’s End Series can also be bought as a complete set.
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071GLCM4N
About S.W. Frontz
S.W. Frontz is the award-winning author of the Land’s End Series. She lives in East Tennessee and has been married to her main character inspiration Rusty for 21 years, and they are the proud parents of Mandy, a 14-year-old chihuahua terrier mix.
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S.W. thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me!
I love spotlighting authors and sharing the amazing work that they do.
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