Shielding Her Son (West Investigations)
by K.D. Richards
About Shielding Her Son
It is my pleasure to have K.D. Richards
visit Escape With Dollycas today!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a former attorney, a mom of two, and a lifelong writer. I live outside of Toronto and enjoy long walks and playing the violin and piano in addition to reading and writing.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I love research, it’s just part of my naturally inquisitive nature. I may do a little research before I start a manuscript if there’s something I don’t know but in general, I do most of my research during or after I’ve written my first draft. It helps to know what my story is and where it is going before I dive into research so I don’t get too in the weeds.
Do you ever suffer from Writer’s Block?
Generally, if I find myself suffering from writer’s block it is because I’m tired or something in the story isn’t working as it should. After I rest a bit, I’ll take a step back and look at what I’ve already written and that usually helps me see where I’ve gone wrong and to get over the block.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
Keep writing and reading. Writing, like many things, is something you have to do in order to get better at it. Also, studying the writing of other authors will help you so much.
When you are not writing what do you like to do?
Reading! I guess that’s a given. I also enjoy hanging out with my family and eating (not cooking though!).
Did the COVID pandemic affect you and your writing?
It was tough for a while there because I have school-aged children and they were at online school. But it forced me to use the time I had wisely and to really focus on my writing process and cut out some of my worst habits (ie. procrastinating).
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
So many places. I love Spain and have been several times. Italy, Greece. Egypt. South Africa. Iceland. Japan. Sweden. Switzerland. Australia. LOL. Really anywhere. I don’t love the actual travel part of traveling but I love being in new places.
What is next on the horizon for you?
More West Investigations of course! I’m also working on a stand-alone thriller.
Thank you, K.D. for visiting today!
Shielding Her Son (West Investigations)
4th in Series
Harlequin Intrigue (July 26, 2022)
Mass Market Paperback : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 1335582088
ISBN-13 : 978-1335582089
Digital ASIN : B09N1PY2PH
She thought she’d escaped her past…
Has it caught up with her?
Erika Powell has lived in hiding for years to protect her son from his wealthy, tyrannical grandfather. Wary of strangers, she’s suspicious of James West, who’s renting a neighboring cabin, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when attempts are made on Erika’s life, James fears he may have endangered her—because the undercover PI’s investigation of Erika may have led someone dangerous right to her.
From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
Discover more action-packed stories in the West Investigations series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order:
More About K.D. Richards
K.D. Richards was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs just outside of Washington, D.C. A writer since a young age, after college Kia earned a law degree and worked as an attorney and legal instructor for fifteen years but never stopped writing fiction. She currently splits her time between Toronto and Maryland with her husband and two sons.
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