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Snowstorm Sabotage Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

 

Snowstorm Sabotage JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Snowstorm Sabotage by Kerry Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



Snowstorm Sabotage

Title: Snowstorm Sabotage
Author: Kerry Johnson
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: September 28, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Can she survive a blizzard…

and being framed? 

Single mom Everly Raven didn't just discover the murder of her friend—she's being framed for it. Now she's on the run from hired killers at her family's ski resort, all while a deadly blizzard rages. Her only hope is her ex-husband, FBI agent Isaac Rhodes—the secret father of her child. But can they live long enough for him to meet their daughter—and clear Everly’s name?

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Kerry Johnson 

Kerry Johnson has been conversing with fictional characters since her childhood in the Connecticut woods. A long-time member of ACFW, she’s a seven-time Genesis Contest finalist and two-time winner. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her engineer husband, two teenaged sons, her nine-year-old niece, and way too many books. She loves Jesus, long walks, all creatures great and small, and iced chai tea.

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Welcome Kerry! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and allowing my readers a chance to get to know you and your new book Snowstorm Sabotage.

I like to start these interviews the same way, with something fun to break the ice. Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio?

Sure! 1. I walk at least 10k steps a day. 2. I don’t like coffee. 3. I wish I could sing but alas, carrying a tune is not a strength of mine. 4. I had Lasik surgery done in 2013. Best thing ever.  5. I could watch Marvel movies all day long.

When did you first discover you had a passion for writing? 

When I was a child, I loved making up characters and narrating their stories while traipsing through the woods in Connecticut. I also adored books, reading anything and everything I could get my hands on. In fifth grade, my teacher noticed I had an affinity for writing stories, and she encouraged me to keep at it. My first ‘published’ story, (aka, handwritten and laminated) was Attack of the Killer Onions (in honor of the really bad 80s movie of a similar title). I still have it, hidden deep, deep in a drawer somewhere.

What first drew you to creating romantic suspense?

I’ve written several stories in different genres. First a contemporary, then a middle grade speculative trilogy, then contemporary romance, then finally a romantic suspense. I guess it finally sank in that I love action, romance, and danger in a story, so the romantic suspense combined them all. Too bad it took almost a decade to figure it out, lol!

Snowstorm Sabotage is your debut fiction novel, congrats! Can you share what this experience of bringing your story from idea to novel has been like?

Thank you! It’s been an exciting whirlwind. The idea for Snowstorm Sabotage came from a family vacation when we visited a ski resort a couple years ago. I wondered what would happen if a body was left in a cabin or chalet…and my imagination took it from there. I’m always wondering this or thinking ‘what if?’ about that, so story ideas appear often. After finishing the story, a romantic suspense author friend read the first couple chapters and offered suggestions. I tweaked and revised. Then I entered the manuscript in a couple contests, and the story finaled in ACFW’s Genesis Contest. That confirmed I was on the right path.

What was it like seeing your words in print for the first time?

Surreal. Humbling. So exciting! Instead of recording myself, I actually wanted to be alone when I opened the first box of books, and my husband and sons gave me space to do that. So, I had a few minutes to just examine the book, praise God, and let it sink in that those were my words on the page. I’ve been trying to get published for about eleven years, and it was incredible to hold my very own book in my hand. Now I’m eager to do it all over again.

What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life? The most rewarding?

Probably the crime element. All the ins and outs of police protocol, investigations, and laws and all that were a challenge. I had to learn a lot in that regard. I’m so thankful for smart friends who already know most of that stuff, plus my agent and editor, to help fix those details. The most rewarding part is that final pass-thru when I say ‘this is it’ before sending it back to my editor. It was amazing how far the story had come and how the words kind of sing together. Publishing a book is a team effort for sure, and I’m so grateful for the people who contributed to help bring Snowstorm Sabotage to life.

Can you tell us a little bit more about Snowstorm Sabotage?

Sure! Everly Raven is a single mom who has lived and worked at her family’s New England ski resort her entire life. When she discovers her mentor and good friend Lars’s body in a chalet, her world comes toppling down. FBI agent Isaac Rhodes is no longer the irresponsible young man Everly married a few years ago. In fact, he’s tasked with protecting her and finding the person responsible for Lars’s death—and despite the mounting evidence, he’s certain it’s not Everly. Isaac is shocked to discover Everly was pregnant when he abandoned her and their marriage. Now he must earn her trust back and protect her and the sweet daughter he’s desperate to meet.

What do you hope readers will take away from the book?

I hope readers recognize that even in trials and storms (real and figurative ones), God is present and trustworthy. Also, that our self-worth shouldn’t be based on our accomplishments or failures, but should come from the foundational truth that we’re each created by God and purposed by Him. Our value comes from being His.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer these questions. Before you go, are there any other projects you are currently working on that you can share?

My next romantic suspense is finished and with my agent. It’s a proposed first book of a three-book series, set at a place we visited on vacation a few years ago, a spooky, half-finished railroad tunnel. Lord willing, it’ll become a real book one day soon! 😊


(1) winner will receive a pinecone necklace. (1) winner will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card. (10) winners will receive an individually wrapped snowflake soap.

Snowstorm Sabotage 

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