Thursday, May 3, 2018

Theresa Lynn Hall, Romantic Suspense


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RANSOM IN RIO
by Theresa Lynn Hall


Theresa Lynn Hall
As a native Texan, Theresa loves to write suspenseful stories that happen in small Texas towns with old fashioned Southern values. She’s an elementary teacher and mom to two boys—the oldest being in law enforcement, which comes in handy when she’s researching. When she’s not teaching kids or writing, she loves to cook, read a good suspense, and binge-watch episodes of Dateline. She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She actively promotes fellow Christian Fiction authors on her blog. She also loves to hear from readers who enjoy Christian fiction.  

Welcome, Theresa, how do people react when they find out you write? 
People are usually intrigued to find out I’m a writer. They often assume I write children’s fiction since I’m a first grade teacher.

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad? 
I’m a big tech geek so I always work by computer. Sometimes I use my desktop, sometimes laptop or tablet. I often take notes on my phone when I get an idea that hits me and I’m away from my computer. I grew up hammering out research papers on a typewriter—ugh! I’m so thankful for technological advances! 

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? 
I have never written historical fiction and probably never will. I have read a few and enjoy them but there is a tremendous amount of research that goes into writing them and accuracy is so important. I truly admire those who are able to write historicals. 

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Y’all or You Guys? I’m from Texas so it’s Y’all!
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? That’s got to be the hardest question I’ve ever had to answer! Lol!  If there’s gravy, biscuits. If not, dinner roll. 
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Summer
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Ransom in Rio.  
Private Investigator, Braden McCoy wants nothing more than to finish out the week doing a little fishing from his boat.  The ex-special ops vet enjoys his peaceful life and loves his new career.  He’s learned to put his past behind him and enjoy his blessings.  Until a mourning redhead walks into his office and changes his plans.  

Lexi Ramos always knew her family was dysfunctional.  Until the sudden death of her brother, she never knew exactly how much.  Consumed with questions surrounding his accident, she seeks the help of a private investigator.  What starts out as a murder investigation in Cozumel, quickly crosses borders and escalates into a race against time to save them both from Brazilian kidnappers, who somehow know more about her family secrets than she does.  Lexi soon realizes that life comes with a price.

Where can readers find you online? 
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Website
Instagram

Where can readers purchase Ransom in Rio? 
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Kobo
Pelican Book Group

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for having me here today. 

Theresa, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Theresa is offering an eBook copy of Ransom in Rio to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through May 8, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Under Prairie Skies by Cynthia Roemer is Betti. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 



My latest book is out – Her Reason to Smile, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.


37 comments:

  1. Thanks for interviewing a Texas gal! I enjoyed hearing about a fellow Texan writer. I love the storyline and it sounds like simething I would enjoy. I’m a follower.
    perrianne(DOT]askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne

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    1. Perrianne,you're welcome. Thanks for following my blog and for commenting!

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    2. Hi Perrianne. Thank you so much for commenting! I tried to comment on my lunch break today but my phone wouldn't cooperate. Great meeting you here!

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  2. Enjoyed learning about anither Texas author. Her book sounds like a good one.

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  3. Hi Ann! Thank you so much for coming by to comment. Nice meeting you here!

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  4. I had the privilege of working with Mrs.Theresa for 2 years in GCCISD. She is a wonderful lady with great smile. I would love a copy of her book ♡

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  5. I had the privilege to teach with Mrs. Theresa in GCCISD for 2 years. She has great heart for literature and wonderful smike. I would love a copy of her book ♡

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    1. Hi Denise! Great seeing you here! Thank you so much for your support! Miss working with you. :)

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  6. Sounds like an exciting book.Great interview too. rose blackard (at) gmail(dot) com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the interview with Theresa. Thanks for commenting!

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    2. Hi Rose! Nice to meet you. Thank you so much for reading and commenting !

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  7. I loved "Ransom in Rio! Thanks for sharing with us, Theresa.

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    1. Barbara, thanks for commenting!

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    2. Thank you for stopping by, Barbara! :) School is almost out and I can't wait to finish your book!!

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  8. Hi Theresa, I just contracted with Pelican/White Rose for my first book. Getting to know my fellow authors. I admire anyone who works full-time and also writes, especially if it's teaching. Would love to win a copy of your book.
    Kathy Bailey

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    1. Kathy, thanks for leaving your comment! I need your email address so that if you win the book drawing I can contact you.

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    2. Hi Kathy! Congratulations on your first book!!! I have to confess it's not easy keeping up with everything. And I teach first grade...so sometimes I can't even put a sentence together when I get home! Lol! Thanks for coming by to comment and show your support. Looking forward to return the favor with your first release. :)

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  9. Great interview Theresa & Jo!
    Good luck and God's blessings to you both!
    PamT

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    1. Pamela, thanks for leaving your comment! I need your email address so that if you win the book drawing I can contact you.

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    2. Thank you for your faithful support, Pam! Love seeing you here. :)

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  10. Well, Theresa, how did I NOT know you were a mug person! Lol. Fun reading about you today!

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    1. Lol! Thank you for coming by, Tanya! And YES I'm a mug person. It has to be filled with some strong Texas coffee! :)

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  11. Fun interview and your book sounds great, Theresa! I didn't know you were a teacher! I was (years ago) in another life--but secondary! LOL! How do you find time to write? bearsden90@comcast.net

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    1. Hi Kelly! Yes, I teach first grade! I also have a secondary degree but just couldn't hang with those older kids. And finding time...that's always a struggle. I have to pace myself so that I don't get overwhelmed. I write a lot during the summer so I'm really looking forward to June 1st!! :)Thanks so much for coming to comment!

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  12. This sounds so good! I'm a follower. Shelia sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Shelia! Thank you so much! Nice meeting you here. Thank you for coming by and commenting. :)

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    2. Shelia, thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

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  13. Always enjoy reading the mini interview. Also a follower. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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    1. Kim, thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

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  14. Thanks for sending the postcard in the mail and for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Janet, you're welcome. Thanks for leaving your comment!

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  15. Hi Kim! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  16. Hi Janet! Thank you for coming by to leave a comment!

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