I'm fascinated by what inspires authors to write and the paths they take toward getting published. We are all driven by different things. That is one of the great benefits for me in getting to interview other published authors. This week, I had the opportunity to meet with Nancy Henderson, whose new book Four Winds will be released on October 21st.
Jesi: Readers would like to know a little bit about you and your writing. Tell us how you came to be a writer.
Nancy: I've always written. I wish I could say I woke up and had this revelation, probably would sound way more exciting. LOL
Jesi: Your latest book, Four Winds, is scheduled to release on October 21st. Tell me a little about the book and where the idea came from.
Nancy: The idea for Four Winds came from doing research on the French and Indian war. And I just love the Adirondacks where the book is set.
A killer sworn to protect the one she risked everything to destroy.
Revenge is all Julia “Cade” Skye has left. Determined to avenge the death of her husband, Cade is shot by one of Colonel Grey’s men, Hunter, a local native sworn to protect Grey.
Not realizing he shot a woman, Hunter has no choice but to take Cade home to his people and nurse her back to health. While recovering, Cade opens up a world to Hunter, one of compassion and understanding, something the hardened warrior never had. Hunter, in turn, teaches Cade that forgiveness is possible. Can they each forget the pain of their pasts and find a future with one another?
Jesi: Who are your writing influences? Do you have a Muse?
Nancy: Music is my muse. I love listening to anything when I write, particularly movie soundtracks.
Jesi: What do you do when not writing?
Nancy: I work full time, so writing comes in spurts of free time. I also read quite a bit.
Jesi: Ready for some fun questions? Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Nancy: Marjorie M. Liu at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I asked her to sign a copy of one of her books. It's on my keeper shelf. It was a real honor meeting her.
Jesi: What makes for an ideal sexy hero?
Nancy: Honesty, a willingness to fight for what and for whom he believes in despite all odds.
Jesi: Who is your favorite fictional couple of all time?
Nancy: This sounds strange, but Dorothy and the Scarecrow from The Wizard Of Oz. Even as a kid, I remember daydreaming about them being the perfect couple!
Jesi: If you could visit any time period, when and where would you go?
Nancy: Colonial America, 1774. It was such a volutile period, extremely dangerous. Once I arrived I'd probably be screaming to go home to my spoiled modern convenienced life. LOL
Jesi: Lastly, where can people purchase Four Winds?
Nancy: It can be purchased here:
Also, please visit my website for updates to my work!
Thanks for having me, Jesi!