Emily Ketchel is the author of the new thriller, Sweetest Darlings. Her book is free on Kindle Unlimited and $0.99 on Amazon. Click here to grab a copy.
To help you get to know Emily better, I asked her a few questions.
Tell us three things about yourself.
I love the color green (even my dishes are green), have two Bachelor degrees (Botany and Nursing), and I love to travel (especially Europe, but next month I am going to Cuba).
What do you love most about where you live?
I love my neighborhood. Most of the houses are old, and there are large mature trees, sidewalks, and beautiful views of Puget Sound.
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why?
Bora Bora. Right now it is cold and gray where I live, raining most of the time. I want to stay in one of those huts over the water and swim in the warm ocean.
What’s the best book you’ve read recently and why?
I read Honorée Corder’s, Prosperity for Writers. This was a great inspirational book about changing mindset in order to change reality.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love bringing people and circumstances to life. Being deep in my story is the best feeling. I love thinking about situations for my characters and brainstorming.
Sweetest Darling is your first story on Amazon. What excites you most about it?
This is my first story under my real name. I have three contemporary romance books under a pen name, Mrs. Ketchel.
Sweetest, Darling was so fun to write, that I am excited to write more. It was easier than I thought to go to a dark place. I wrote the book in November when outside was even murkier than it is now. It was great inspiration.
What do you like about writing thriller/suspense stories?
The excitement and questions that come up when you write in this genre. At some point, the story took over and the twists were as surprising to me as I hope they are for the reader.
When a reader finishes one of your book, what do you hope they think?
I love it when a book resonates with you. I hope that the book will make them think and they can piece everything together by themselves (because spelling everything out for the reader isn’t any fun).
What is one thing you want readers to know that I haven’t asked about?
I wasn’t sure after I wrote this book if I would write another psychological thriller, but then the ideas won’t leave me alone. I can write pretty fast, and am plotting another book about a husband and wife, that hopefully will be out this spring.
What are you working on now?
This morning I just finished writing a romance book. I don’t have a title for it yet, but it’s the first in a series about bodyguards.