Where do you get your ideas? Is this book based on your life? Those are two questions I get asked often. My answer: I should hope not since I write suspense and mystery novels. Let me assure you, I’ve never had to run for my life nor hunt down a killer. And I’m pretty sure if the opportunity came up, I would say NO thank you and call the police instead.
But that’s real life—books would be pretty boring not to mention short if that’s what I had my characters do! So then how do I come up with my ideas? It varies from book to book. In fact, I’d say that almost every book I’ve written had a different start to it.
Sometimes, I come up with a premise, such as what would happen if a big city lady lawyer fell in love with a farmer? (Pursued)
Other times a scene just pops in my head. Like when a woman receives a phone call from a young girl asking for her aunt and she knows it can’t be for her because she doesn’t have a niece. Or does she? (Deception) A story can happen because of characters from another story. Both Betrayed and Redemption happened because I wanted to know what happened to my characters after Deception.
My Deadly Communications series happened when my writing life crashed into my other life as a speech pathologist. The series features a speech pathologist who gets way too involved with her clients!
One book happened because of a dream I had. As soon as I woke up, I ran to my computer and wrote it down. That night, I wrote some more and some more and some more until I ended up with Birthright, my only horror novel.
So, like I said my story ideas can come from anywhere at any time. Game On is no exception. I got the idea from watching a TV talk show of all things. And no, I’m not going to tell you which, but I can assure you it wasn’t Jerry Springer! Of course, all I got from the show was a germ of an idea. After that it’s all about the work and the creativity.
So what’s Game On about? Congressman Lucas McMann wants to become a U.S. Senator. It’s the next step on his journey to the White House, but he believes he’s the victim of an elaborate stalking game.
The problem is no one believes him and he doesn’t have any proof.
He can’t move forward until he stops the game. He can’t stop the game until he discovers who’s behind it. To do that he needs someone who believes him enough to help him get the proof he so desperately needs.
And he knows just the person—if only she’s put their past behind her.
Private Investigator Nikki Kent makes a living finding out other people’s secrets, but she has one of her own. When Lucas shows up asking for her help, she refuses. She can’t take the chance of her secret coming to light. But her new-found faith won’t let her turn her back on someone who is desperate for her help—even if he was the first man to break her heart!
Game On is filled with enough twists and turns to keep any reader turning those pages late into the night. I really had fun writing it and hope readers will have fun reading it.
Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in Ohio Amish country with her husband. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.
Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense and mystery with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us.
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