Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, Renee started writing poetry in junior high school. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and she's been counting pills ever since. While writing's her first love, well, after the Lord and husband, she also likes to fish and hunt as well as pick away on her classical guitar. Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains with her husband, crazy dogs and ornery cat, she continues to serve her community as a pharmacist while penning her Christian stories any chance she can get. She loves to interact with readers and invites you check out her website, blog, and social media.
Welcome to my blog, Renee. Please tell us about your novel, Through Raging Waters.
This book is what I like to call my roller coaster novel. Hang on because you are going for a ride!
Timber Springs is hit with a series of storms including one massive thunderstorm during spring run-off and water is everywhere. And in Wyoming, we like to say water only runs one way…downhill. It’s exciting, fast-paced and full of intrigue.
Where did you get your inspiration for this story?
My home…Wyoming. For those who may not know, Wyoming is as much a character in my novels as the people. This land is as temperamental and moody as an old woman. Whatever you do, don’t turn your back on it and don’t take it for granted.
That’s hilarious. I’ve never heard that before. What kind of research did you do?
Much of what you’ll read in Raging Waters is written from personal experience but I need to research a few things. Such things as how helicopters are used in logging and rescue operations, climbing techniques (I’m not a climber but my brother is), and the various routes and terrain in and around the Snowies including Vedauwoo. After all, I lived in that area quite a few years ago.
Do you consider your female character to be feisty or meek yet spirited?
Melissa Hampton is quite feisty for a small town girl. She may never venture very far from the boundaries of Timber Springs but that doesn’t mean she’s not a force to be reckoned with…especially when her loved ones are threatened.
Where can my readers find you online?
Group Blog: http://diamondsinfiction.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for this interview, Renee. I hope my readers will check out your book.