Alison Stone left snowy Buffalo, New York and headed a thousand miles south to earn an industrial engineering degree at Georgia Tech in Hotlanta. Go Yellow Jackets! She loved the South, but true love brought her back North.
After the birth of her second child, Alison left Corporate America for full-time motherhood. She credits an advertisement for writing children's books for sparking her interest in writing. She never did complete a children's book, but she did have success writing articles for local publications before finding her true calling, writing romantic suspense.
Alison lives in Western New York with her husband of twenty years and their four children where the summers are absolutely gorgeous and the winters are perfect for curling up with a good book--or writing one.
Random Acts and Too Close to Home were released by Samhain Publishing in 2012. Plain Pursuit, a Harlequin Love inspired Suspense, is available now.
Besides writing, Alison keeps busy volunteering at her children's schools, driving her girls to dance, and watching her boys race motocross.
She’s always at the following locations:
And now, here’s me and Alison!
What inspired you to write the storyline/characters of PLAIN PURSUIT?
In 2011, I attended the RWA conference in NYC. An editor from Harlequin said she would love to see more Amish suspense. I had long been fascinated with the Amish and figured this was my chance to learn more about the Amish and break into Harlequin. Before I even checked out of the hotel in NYC, I had an idea. What if a plane crashed in Amish country? Less than a year later, I had sold Plain Pursuit to Love Inspired Suspense.
If your heroine were in an ice cream shop, what flavor would she get and why?
I believe Anna would choose vanilla. She had a very traumatic childhood and she prefers a life that’s somewhat predicable and free of conflict. Of course, that all changes when she crosses paths with Eli Miller, former Amish turned FBI agent.
What actor would you choose to portray your hero?
Great question. When I tell people my latest release is set in an Amish community, they all rave about Harrison Ford in the 1985 movie Witness. Since that movie came out more than twenty-five years ago, I suppose I should pick a, shall I say, younger actor? How about Bradley Cooper? He’d made a nice FBI agent.
What was the funnest part in writing PLAIN PURSUIT?
Believe it or not, the research provided some of the more fun moments in writing PLAIN PURSUIT. There is an Amish community about 60 miles south of Buffalo where I live. My daughters were fascinated with the young children in the Amish clothes riding in the back of a buggy. We live in world of car seats, seatbelts and air bags. Wow! Parents actually let their kids nearly hang off the back of a wagon? The Amish-made chocolate was a real treat, too.
On the drive home, I was pulled over for speeding in a small farming community. I have never been pulled over. Ever. After the nice police officer let me off with a parking ticket (phew!), my young daughters and I laughed. I guess if you’re going faster than the horse and buggies, you’re going too fast.
Thank you for hosting me, Camy!
Camy: Thanks for being here, Alison!
Today I’m giving away an EBOOK copy of
by Alison Stone
Danger in Amish Country
When her brother is killed in a small Amish town, Anna Quinn discovers she's an unwelcome outsider. But the FBI agent investigating the case is right at home—because Eli Miller was born and raised in Apple Creek's Plain community. Eli left his Amish faith behind long ago, but his heart is rooted in a local cold case he can't forget—a mystery with strange connections to Anna's loss. Desperate to uncover the truth, Anna and Eli are faced with stony silences and secrets…secrets that someone wants to keep buried in the past.
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Thanks so much for being her, Alison!Delete
Interesting concept, Alison! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
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