What is the hardest part of writing for you?
What does your editor remind you to do most often?
We have all experienced rejection. How have you learned to write past it? Rejection, after you've been published, is especially hard. I was afraid I was a one-hit wonder and my career was over. I gave myself a day to feel bad and eat as much chocolate as I wanted. Then I turned it all over to the Lord.
What has surprised you the most in writing/publishing?
What do you know now about writing you wished you had known sooner?
What is the best writing advice you’ve received or could give?
Are there any other points about writing you would like to add?
What is the next book coming out?
To save a life, would you betray everyone you love?
Hungary in 1944 is a dark place. The Nazis have invaded and turned the country upside down, their evil making its way into every life.
Clarinetist Eva Bognar is engaged to conductor and composer Patrik Kedves, and she’s happily planning her wedding. At first, she doesn’t think the war will affect her directly; everyone around her can be trusted to do the right thing. Then her Jewish best friend and sister-in-law Zofia goes missing--and instead of the Gestapo being to blame, a friend says it was Patrik who led Zofia away. Has he betrayed Eva and everything the family stands for?
When the rest of the family’s lives are directly threatened, Patrik’s secrets must come to light. The Bognars flee for the border in hopes of getting out of the country to the safety of Palestine. Eva must put her life and the lives of everyone she loves in the hands of the very man who betrayed her--and they may not all make it out of the war alive . . .
As someone who plays clarinet myself, this book was especially fun to write!