Friday, November 23, 2018

This week in The Loft: Author Beverley Bateman

Joining me today in The Loft is Canadian author Beverley Bateman. Beverley writes romantic suspense and medical thrillers. A former healthcare professional, Beverley draws on many of her experiences working as nurse and as the administrator of a community care facility program, where she investigated and directed investigations into irregularities and sometimes, death. Beverley lives south of Calgary in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Author Beverley Bateman

S:  Good morning, Beverley. Thanks for taking the time to meet with me today! I always love interviewing people who actually live someplace that is colder than Wisconsin, especially this time of year. (Seelie sips her vanilla creme cappuccino.) 

Your writing crosses a vast array of genres---mysteries, suspense, thrillers--why write romance?

B:  That question makes me smile because I remember when I decided to write a 'book,' not just thoughts and  partials I'd done my whole life. I read romance was easy to write and sell. Now you know why I'm smiling. It isn't either, but I found that I loved the romance genre. The relationships and interactions draw you to the characters. Other genres don't usually have the depth of characters romance does.

S:  Complete this sentence, "Writing is..."

B:  Writing is like breathing for me. I don't think I'd ever be able to completely quit.

S:  Where do you do your best thinking?

B:  In bed, in the early morning. I think about issues as I fall asleep and in the pre-awakening period I come up with positive th0ughts or answers.

S:  What do you crave?

B:  You mean besides rich, dark chocolate, and maybe a glass of expensive red French wine sipped on a beach by the ocean on a warm sunny day? Hmmm.

S:  (chuckles) This time of year, I'll settle for a beach and a cabana boy! 

If you were offered one of the following gifts--a day back in time, a glimpse into heaven, or perfect health--which would you pick and why?

B:  Perfect health. The past is over, you can't change it and hopefully you have wonderful memories. A glimpse into heaven would be the future and while it might be nice to get a glimpse of the people you have lost there, I'd rather wait until I can stay. So it's perfect health and that will apply to today and into the future and I won't have to worry about health-related issues. 

S:  That makes perfect sense to me. 

Tell me about your book, "The Fourth Victim:  Sara's Story."

B:  Here's the blurb--

Sara's emotionally abusive husband dies unexpectedly. She's struggling to reclaim the intelligent, independent person she was before she married. She vows never to let a man take over her life again. Now she's part of a special team, training to help other women and on the track of a serial killer.

Mac is responsible for training women in special ops techniques, so they are prepared when they are challenged to save other women. When he meets Sara, sparks fly between them. He wants her to quit the training and let him take care of her.

Can Mac step back and trust her in a dangerous situation? Can Sara and Mac resolve their issues, or will they go in opposite directions?

S:  That sounds scintillating! Where can readers buy your book?

B:  It's available at all major booksellers, including--




S:  Thanks so much for joining me today, Beverly! To learn more about Beverley and her books, visit--



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Next week in The Loft:  Cameron Allie!

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