Wednesday, April 4, 2018


    Today we have the honor to get to know a great Christian author who writes suspenseful fiction.  Welcome, Nancy Mehl!

       Your website says you write "soul stirring suspense." I like that twist of a phrase. 
    Why do you write suspense and mystery?


I’ve loved mystery and suspense ever since I was a young girl. Had all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy mysteries. When I was older, I graduated to Agatha Christie. Read every book I could find. Mystery and suspense books are really stories of good versus evil, and the good guys win. What could be better?

         When did you first get the itch to write?

I wrote when I was young, but after a high school teacher accused me of plagiarism, I quit. Then when I was in my forties I watched the TV show, “Murder, She Wrote.” It awoke the interest in me. I wanted to be Jessica Fletcher! I started writing seriously almost twenty years ago, and I’ve never looked back. 


           It is amazing how many of us authors, me included discovered the joy of writing in school but then put our pens away fro a while. The itch never quite goes a way, or should I say, the seeds God plants in our hearts to tell stories. So, is this a series? What other books are in it?

Yes, it’s my “Defenders of Justice Series.” BLIND BETRAYAL is the third and last book in the series. The first book was FATAL FROST, followed by DARK DECEPTION.


4.      Series are so interesting because we readers get to like the characters and want to follow their lives. Tell us briefly about  Blind Betrayal.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Casey Sloane has worked at the St. Louis Marshals office for two years and is given a routine assignment to help transport a reporter to D.C. to testify before a grand jury. Valerie, the reporter, was writing a story about an up-and-coming environmentalist who suddenly disappeared and, she later discovered, whose backers purportedly have ties to a terrorist.

When the seemingly ordinary assignment suddenly takes a shocking turn, Casey is forced to put aside her own feelings about the unexpected reappearance of a man from her past as she and two other Marshals take Valerie on the run. And as it becomes dangerously clear Valerie's testimony has even bigger implications than they knew, they'll do whatever it takes to make it out alive.

That sounds like a great plot. I now everyone will want to get a copy! 

What else do you have up your sleeve?

My next series will focus on one main character, an FBI profiler. I’ve been interested in behavioral analysis for many years so being able to bring this character to life is a thrill for me.

The first book, MIND GAMES (The Kaely Quinn Profiler Series), releases in December.




Links: www.nancymehl.com, www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com, FaceBook: https://tinyurl.com/y8x3zf3w


Bio:
Nancy Mehl is a best-selling, award winning author who lives in Missouri, with her husband, Norman, and her Puggle, Watson. She’s authored thirty books and is currently writing a new series for Bethany House Publishing. The Kaely Quinn Profiler series will kick off with book one, MIND GAMES, in December of 2018. The last book in her Defenders of Justice series, BLIND BETRAYAL, will be released in the spring. She is also working on a new cozy mystery series for Guideposts, The Mysteries of Martha’s Vineyard.
Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com. She is part of The Suspense Sisters: www.suspensesisters.blogspot.com, along with several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.

Nancy has graciously agreed to give away a copy of Blind Betrayal. Print in U.S. only. Or the winner can choose a Kindle copy.BE 

22 comments:

Rosalyn Schlabach said...

I'd be thrilled to win this!
I love suspense novels, and this sounds like an awesome read!
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Nancy Darby said...

I love police thrillers and I love Nanncy Mehls books. Always suck me in and I end up reading them all night.

d post said...

I have always loved mysteries and read everyone I can. I too started with Nancy Drew and then on to Agatha Christie. I would absolutely love to win this book. Please keep writing such wonderful books.

Emily Russell said...

Loved Fatal Frost!! Would love to win!! sleepygirl77@gmail.com

Jim Toner said...

I, too, love mysteries. Like Nancy, I started with the Hardy Boys and later graduated to Agatha Christie.

Sheila McIntyre said...

I loved reading Nancy Drew mysteries when I was younger too! I can't get enough of mysteries :) I would love to win! savedbygrace305@gmail.com

Mary Gessner said...

I love your books, all of them, but I'm especially looking forward to this new series. It sounds fascinating. I can hardly wait.

Mary Gessner said...

I love your books, all of them, but I'm especially looking forward to this new series. It sounds fascinating. I can hardly wait.

MJSH said...

Sounds fabulous. Need to get my hands on this one.

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Anonymous said...

Love these books thanks for a chance to win

NancyMehl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rosalyn!

NancyMehl said...

Thanks, Nancy!

NancyMehl said...

Thanks for the nice comment. :)

NancyMehl said...

I'm so glad you liked Fatal Frost, Sleepy Girl!

NancyMehl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jim. Do mean you skipped Nancy Drew? Too girly? LOL!

NancyMehl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sheila.

NancyMehl said...

Thanks, Mary. Hugs.

NancyMehl said...

Good luck, Mindy!

NancyMehl said...

Thanks, Anonymous. :)

Pat said...

Nancy, I've been a fan of yours since I read by first novel by you through www.bookfun.org. Would love to win your new book. All of your books are keepers and I've always left 5 star reviews on your books. They meet my criteria for 5 stars. They touch my emotions, page turning suspense and well written. Not to mention fantastic characters. So glad I found you as an author. Christian romantic suspense is my favorite genre'.

Julie B Cosgrove said...

CONGRATS TO SHEILA MCINTYRE WHO WON THE CONTEST!

Unknown said...

Love your books. This one looks great too. Thank you! rose blackard (at)gmail (dot) com