Date Published: 9/21/2020
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Racing to lock down the CDC's deadly virus samples from terrorists, ex-Special Forces medic Henry Lee partners with Ruby Toth on the Outbreak Task Force. But the terrorists always seem one step ahead. As they work side by side, Henry's taken with how Ruby accepts and respects him, instead of pitying him for all he lost overseas, including his leg. Ruby's hiding something, though, and Henry fears she's been leaking sensitive information. Terrorists have kidnapped her brother, and now microbiologist Ruby Toth faces a horrible choice. If she doesn't give them a vial of Small Pox as ransom, her brother will die. She knows her prickly—yet very hot—boss, Henry, could provide the help she needs. But she joined the CDC to root out insiders plotting to unleash a bio-engineered pandemic, and she can't trust anyone. Not even Henry.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Staying focused and away from
distractions. Before Covid I’d run away to the library or a coffee shop to get
some uninterrupted writing time in. Since Covid, it’s been harder to stay on task
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Anything by Maroon Five, Adele, Sting, and the sound tracks from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
Nope. Which I suddenly realize is odd. I used to have critique partners, but we sort of moved on to other things I guess. I usually bounce ideas around with my editor now.
What book are you reading now?
Oh! Magic and the Shinigami Detective by Honor Raconteur. It’s a super fun mystery novel set on a Earth-like planet where magic exists. The fun begins when a rogue magician brings a kiss-ass female FBI agent in from Earth.
How did you start your writing career?
I’ve always written. Poetry and short stories when I was a teen, but I didn’t get serious until my kids came along and I was up at all hours of the night feeding hungry babies. My imagination would not be tamed! Then I bet a friend I could write a better book than the bad one I’d just read. It took me a year and a half to realize how hard it was to finish just one. And it was terrible. So, of course, I had to try again. And again. And again. 😊
release will be a self-published romantic suspense called Trapped with the
Under Cover Prince. Look for it in December, 2020.
I'm also producing my Biological Response Team series into audiobooks. The first book, Deadly Strain, should be available in a couple of months. :-)
About the Author
Full-time author and workshop facilitator, Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and Fort McMurray, Alberta, where she still resides. Her most recent titles include Search & Destroy book #4 of the Outbreak Taskforce series and Trapped with the Secret Agent book #1 of the Trapped with Him series. Julie’s articles have appeared in magazines, such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today's Parent magazine and Canadian Living. Julie facilitates communication workshops at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, and has presented writing workshops at conferences in the United States and Canada. You can find her at www.julieroweauthor.com , on Twitter @julieroweauthor or at her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JulieRoweAuthor.
Author Twitter: @julieroweauthor