1. What is your must read book and why? The Green Mile by Stephen King. King is a masterful storyteller, but his real strength is his ability to create book ensembles and make you feel you’re part of the community.
2. If I visit your hometown, where am I going and what’s the best place to grab a bite? The Swiss Pastry Shoppe, hands down. Best bratwurst. Best tuna salad. Potato salad I’ve actually eaten as dessert because it’s that good. But they’re known for their black forest cake and their red velvet cake.
3. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you? I once held the state speed record in pursuit driving.
4. What is your guilty pleasure? I Love Lucy. I can recite the lines to every show.
5. What are you afraid of? I’m terrified of flying. I fly only first class—because I actually puked on a poor passenger once. I get on the plane and start drinking.
6. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one? No tats. I don’t do needles unless necessary.
7. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)? Binge watcher, unless it’s Marvel. Can’t wait with Marvel. But I binge Jack Ryan.
8. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )? I’d love to see any of Nora’s In Death books made into movies.
9. What is the one thing you can’t live without? Coffee.
10. What’s the one career that gives you the shudders? Lion tamer.
11. If I opened up your handbag/bag/briefcase, what item would I be shocked to see? A beautiful nickel-plated Colt Python. It was my backup weapon, and it was a gift from my dad.
12. What app on your phone/ipad gets the most use? Gmail
A proud Latina, USA Today bestselling, Amazon All-Star author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller, but it was a weeklong vacation to Bethany Beach, Delaware that forever changed her life. The little house her parents rented had a collection of books by Kathleen Woodiwiss, which exposed Barbara to the world of romance, and Shanna remains a personal favorite.
Barbara writes heartfelt historical romances that feature not so perfect heroes who may know how to seduce a woman but know nothing of marriage. And she prefers feisty but smart heroines who sometimes save the hero before they find their happily ever after.
Barbara is a disabled-in-the-line-of-duty retired police officer. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.
Currently, Barbara lives with her retired firefighter husband in the mountains of North Carolina. Connect with Barbara Devlin at BarbaraDevlin.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter, The Knightly News.