Please give a warm welcome to Tracy March! She’s visiting the virtual offices today to chat about her new release, Girl Three. This is romantic suspense , and it’s published under Entangled’s Select line. After the interview, Tracy has an awesome giveaway that you have have to check out!
[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Tracy March] Smitten wife, travel and adventure lover, Washington Nationals baseball fan, The Bachelor watcher, Diet Coke addict, Cheez-It aficionado!
[Manga Maniac Café] Can you tell us a little about Girl Three?
[Tracy March] Dr. Jessica Croft finds out her sister’s suspicious death was classified as natural, but she suspects murder. Her sister was a beautiful lobbyist who worked in Washington, DC. Jessie heads to DC to pursue elite suspects who’d kill to keep their secrets buried. This leads her to irresistible security consultant Michael Gillette, who knows more about her sister than he’s willing to tell. Ultimately she reveals a controversial fertility scandal that involves the mysterious Girl Three, risking her career, her heart, and her life to expose the truth.
[Manga Maniac Café] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Tracy March] I read a book called The Baby Business by Harvard professor Debora Spar that reveals how money, science, and politics are involved in the fertility industry. I was fascinated and disturbed when I learned about the controversies surrounding stem cell research, surrogacy, egg swapping, and designer babies. After reading the book, so many “what-if” questions flooded my mind and gelled into the story and characters that ultimately became Girl Three.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three words best describe Jessie?
[Tracy March] Smart, cautious, and determined.
[Manga Maniac Café] If Michael had a theme song, what would it be?
[Tracy March] Skyfall by Adele
[Manga Maniac Café] Name one thing Jessie is never without.
[Tracy March] Suspicion. During the entire story of Girl Three, she never knows who to trust.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things will you never find in Michael’s bathroom?
[Tracy March] Patterned towels, scented lotion, or a shower scrunchie.
[Manga Maniac Café] What is Jessie’s greatest regret?
[Tracy March] Jessie regrets that she allowed herself and her sister to grow apart for a couple of years before her sister was murdered. Her guilt over this is a large part of what drives her to solve the mystery of Girl Three despite the danger she faces.
[Manga Maniac Café] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Tracy March] I’m influenced by the stories, talent and voices of other authors—especially those of Sandra Brown and Tana French. I’m also influenced by news and current events that spark ideas for stories, and I’m always fascinated by what drives people to do the things they do.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Tracy March] Silence, Diet Coke, and duct tape for the mouth of my internal editor! ?
[Manga Maniac Café] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Tracy March] I am still completely smitten with Alma Katsu’s book The Taker which is the first in a trilogy about love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality. It’s a gothic historical with a modern twist and characters that will fascinate and haunt you. As if that wasn’t enough to captivate me, Alma writes like a provocative angel. If you haven’t read this epic tale, I recommend that you grab a copy—now! ?
[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Tracy March] The Scarlet Letter is my all-time favorite classic, featuring my all-time favorite heroine, Hester Prynne. I fell hard for the heady themes in the book, and that compelled me start reading more modern tales, looking for the same sort of feel.
[Manga Maniac Café] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Tracy March] I enjoy travel and adventure—like ziplining in the Swiss Alps and snowmobiling on the Continental Divide. I also like being active, riding my bike, and getting in a good workout where I squeeze in some reading while I’m on my elliptical trainer. I love Saturday date nights with my superhero husband that usually include pizza and a Dairy Queen Blizzard. *yum* And I’m a true-blue Washington Nationals baseball fan. I try to catch as many games as possible, although I have to ration myself when I’m on a deadline!
[Manga Maniac Café] How can readers connect with you?
[Tracy March] Readers can visit my website at www.TracyMarch.com where they can sign up for my newsletter and find my social media links. Here’s where I am on Twitter: @Tracy_March and Facebook: Tracy March. I look forward to connecting with everyone! ?
[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!
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Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Girl-Three-Tracy-March/9781620612897
Link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3xFiy6Slfw
About the book:
About the author:
Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.
Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.
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