Heidi Glick is my quest this week. Her novel “Dog Tags” is a
wonderful read. I love the name of the book. Read on to find out why she choose such a unique title.
Heidi Glick has a B.A. in biology, a minor in Bible from Cedarville University, and a passion for writing Christian fiction. Additionally, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and has written two articles for Intercom. When not working, Heidi spends time with her husband, son, and two dogs, Cocoa and Sparky. She attends Grace Chapel in Mason, Ohio.
Many main characters are a reflection of the author or somebody the author knows. Are there any tidbits that you've put into you characters which mimic people around you?
The hero, Mark Graham, contains tidbits of my husband, who is a history major. The heroine, Beth Martindale, is a free spirit, much like I am. The dog in the story--a Schipperke named Sparky--is very similar to one of my dogs.
How did you decide on the setting? Did you need to do research?
I decided on the settings (Ohio and California) because I’ve lived in both places. I still needed to do some research because I was loosely basing my fictional towns (Beaumont, OH and Riversdale, CA) on real areas.
How long did it take to write the book, including preliminary work?
It took me four years.
What was the hardest part to write this novel?
The hardest part was the black moment/end of the story. I was so excited that I wanted to wrap things up quickly. I had to go back and slow things down/draw out the
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
My favorite parts to write were chapters from the villain’s POV because I had to write
someone so different from myself. One of my favorite scenes is between the hero and heroine and takes place on a boat.
Finally, Heidi tell us-how did you come up with the title?
Dog tags are mentioned several times in the story.
Purchase link for e-book (also available in paperback but link is not
available yet): http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/dog-tags
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