Friday, September 5, 2008

Margaret Coel

From a Q & A with Margaret Coel about her new novel, Blood Memory:

Q. Tell us about Blood Memory. What's it about?

A. It's a suspense novel set in Denver that features an investigative reporter, Catherine McLeod, and a Denver police detective, Nick Bustamante. Someone is trying to kill Catherine, not because of something she has written but because of something she is about to write. She has no idea of what it might be, but to save her own life, she must uncover the story.

Q. Where did you get the idea for the story? Are you always asked that?

A. Oh, yes. The story is based on the actual efforts of the Arapahos and Cheyennes in 2004 to get land near Denver for a casino. I had followed the story with no intention of ever writing about it. But when I started thinking about doing a suspense novel, there it was--the perfect idea upon which to hang the plot.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue