Authors write books for a wide variety of reasons. Today, I asked USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Webb why she wrote FROZEN GROUND in the new STORMWATCH series. Here’s what she had to say:
There are friends in life and then there are friends.
Vicki Hinze, Peggy Webb, Regan Black, Rita Herron, Cindy Gerard—these talented ladies are friends. I’ve adored them for decades. Not only have I admired them as amazing women, but I’ve respected and appreciated their incredible talent as writers of fiction.
There is nothing more exciting than working with people you admire and adore. So why not write together? What could be more fun than creating an ongoing storyline and inviting these talented friends to participate? Vicki Hinze and I put our heads together and came up with the idea of a devastating winter storm as the central theme of the series. We created a path, timeline and characteristics for the storm the same way you would a central character. Each author who accepted the proposed mission, created her own story and characters. The result was an array of well told, intriguing stories that have captured the hearts of thousands of readers over the past six weeks!
It has been a marvelous adventure for all of us as well as the readers.
As I put together my story, Frozen Ground, I chose Montana as the setting. Since my story released first, the setting needed to be north of the books that followed. I had never been to Montana so doing the research was yet another incredible adventure. I not only spent days in Montana with snow falling around me, I ventured deep into the woods where the murders in Frozen Ground take place. On my book’s Amazon page, you’ll find a couple of videos from my adventures.
If you haven’t read the Stormwatch series, I hope you will. It truly is a great adventure from some of the genre’s bestselling authors!