There are some days when I wonder why I want to be a writer. I work a full time job, and I have a family to take care of. Writing has to happen in the evenings and on weekends. There are a lot of days that I don’t get to relax and watch television or work in my garden because I have a book deadline. Writing is also a business that requires accounting and marketing, things that are not creative but absolutely necessary. I ask myself, why am I doing this? Why am I literally working two jobs and not having any down time. Then it happens, a spark of an idea comes from someplace completely unexpected, and I’m like a kid at Christmas with a bright, shiny new story. That is why I write.
Sometimes, the idea is like an explosion, and the whole story just appears in my head. Other times, it’s like trying to light a fire the old fashioned way with flint and steel. It doesn’t matter how it starts, once it begins I can’t rest until I find out how the story ends, and I’m lost in whatever world I’ve created. This is the spark that makes all the rest of it worthwhile. The bottom line is writing a new story makes me happy.
My latest story came to me while I was waiting at the doctor’s office. This office played real music in the waiting room, and while I browsed through a magazine, Billy Joel’s “An Innocent Man” started to play. The song kept playing in my head for the rest of the day. I really wanted to write a Halloween novella this year, and the song was the seed that grew the story. It’s a story about loss, fear, betrayal, finding the truth, and healing a broken heart. An Innocent Man is now available for preorder and will release on October 12th.
An Innocent Man
After being jilted at the altar, journalist Becky Hollister moves to a new city to try to put her life back together and ease the heartache. She’s surprised to find her new home is already occupied by a man who died 20 years ago. Will solving his murder help her to learn to love again?
Sheriff’s deputy, Mark Collins, is intrigued by the feisty reporter and her determination to unlock the truth behind a crime that happened when he was a kid. But every time he tries to get closer to her, she runs away like a wounded animal. If he can help her solve the cold case, can he also help heal her broken heart?
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About the Author
Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.