Where Chris Redding Gets Her Ideas

My guest today is Chris Redding, whose new book, BLONDE DEMOLITION, looks like a real action-packed wowser!

Chris, take it away!

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Where do you get your ideas?

This is the question that authors dislike the most. A lot of authors. I shouldn’t talk for all of them.

I want to say that a troll lives in my closet and brings them to me, but it always sounds so snarky.

I think where ideas come from depend on the individual and even depend on the book.

For years, my husband’s volunteer fire company ran a fair to raise money. There was a beer tent where the beer gods served beer from kegs. I am one of the few females that was allowed to serve beer with them. I actually did it before I was actually dating my husband, but that’s another story.

When I first began writing, the beer gods would pester me to write a story about them. Well, I knew I wasn’t going to write specifically about them, but I knew I would include them in a story. Along came Blonde Demolition.

This story actually came about after I bought Rober Crais’ Demolition Angel. The title sold me on the book. Then I read it. Then I thought about the book I would write if I could use that title. Knowing full well I would not be able to compete with Robert Crais, I came up with another title.

So in writing this, I killed two birds with one stone. I wrote that book and included the beer gods. They are even in the dedication.

The fair is no longer run by the firefighters and I don’t believe I have any pictures of them or I would post them here. But the beer gods live on in Blonde Demolition.

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Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two kids, one dog and three rabbits. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism. When she isn’t writing she works part time for her local hospital.

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You just can’t hide from the past…

Mallory Sage lives in a small, idyllic town where nothing ever happens. Just the kind of life she has always wanted. No one, not even her fellow volunteer firefighters, knows about her past life as an agent for Homeland Security.

Former partner and lover, Trey McCrane, comes back into Mallory’s life. He believes they made a great team once, and that they can do so again. Besides, they don’t have much choice. Paul Stanley, a twisted killer and their old nemesis, is back.

Framed for a bombing and drawn together by necessity, Mallory and Trey go on the run and must learn to trust each other again―if they hope to survive. But Mallory has been hiding another secret, one that could destroy their relationship. And time is running out.

Buy Links:
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Where to find Chris on the web:

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Thanks for having me today.


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Thanks for visiting and sharing, Chris.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Think of a volunteer group or work group you used to know or know now and think of a way to write them into a story.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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