About Author Debbie Viguié:
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times bestselling author of two dozen novels, including the Wicked series and the Crusade series, both coauthored by Nancy Holder. Debbie also writes thrillers, including the Psalm 23 Mysteries and the Kiss trilogy. She has a degree in creative writing from U.C. Davis. Debbie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She and her husband Scott live in Florida with their cat, Shrödinger. Her newest book, The Last Grave, is the second installment in the Witch Hunt series.
Can you tell us a bit about The Last Grave in your own words?
The Last Grave is about Samantha beginning to understand that there’s a lot more going on in her world than she ever guessed, that wherever she runs magic is going to find her and she’s going to be forced to confront her past. I set the book in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew up. I was thrilled to be able to use some places that I went to a lot as a kid as background for some pivotal scenes.
The synopsis states that Samantha Ryan is a homicide detective by choice and a witch hunter by necessity. Why is she forced into being a witch hunter?
In the first book a dark coven in Salem began sacrificing young women. Her police captain knew that she had been raised as a witch in a dark coven before escaping that life and ultimately forced her to go in undercover since no one else could. She hadn’t used magic in years before those events, but now the floodgates are open and magic seems to be finding her regardless of what she wants.
How many books do you have planned for Witch Hunt series?
Currently I have 3 books planned for the series. Circle of Blood is going to be the title of the third one.
What’s next for you, besides your Witch Hunt novels? What other stories are you currently working on?
I’m finishing up my Kiss trilogy with the final book, Kiss of Revenge, coming later this year. It’s a Christian vampire series. I love saying that. It makes people twitch. It’s thrilling and exciting and very fun.
You have written a variety of different genre books. Do you have a favorite to either write or read?
I love reading and writing most genres. I’ve been that way since I was little. However, I must admit that my all-time favorite is Westerns.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your experience in writing.
I’m married to a fantastic guy and I have an incredibly needy cat. I’m working on my Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and doing my dissertation on aspects of the demonic across major religions. I’ve been writing stories and poetry since I was in elementary school. I now have two dozen books in print. I tend to write thrillers and dark fantasy. I’m thrilled to say that a production company in Hollywood has actually optioned the rights for The Thirteenth Sacrifice, the first book in this series. Fingers crossed!
What inspires you?
So many things, movies, music, Walt Disney World, my husband. I get my ideas from everything I see and hear and think and feel. If you want to know what helps me write better because of how inspired I feel, that would be the extended edition of Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring. When I’m on deadline I practically have the first disc of that playing on loop.
Who are some of your favorite authors? What books do you love?
My favorite author is Zane Grey, who died years before I was born. His work inspired me to want to become a writer. More recently, I loved reading the Harry Potter books.
What do you do when you’re not writing? In your spare time?
I’m laughing a bit because I don’t have a lot of spare time. Currently I’m working on a new web series that will launch later this year called The Secret Life of Debbie and also filming a short film based on one of my short stories. When I’m just able to totally relax I enjoy visiting theme parks with my husband.
Thanks for your time! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for having me! I just want to say thanks to all the readers out there. I can’t wait to hear what you think about The Last Grave.
Debbie’s blog tour continues at dangerousromance.com on Monday, March 11th!