Friday, July 8, 2011

Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor. At open houses, waiting between potential buyers, she spent hours scaring herself with thoughts of horrible things that could happen to her. Her most terrifying scenario, which began with being abducted, was the inspiration for Still Missing. After six months Stevens sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book. She enjoys writing thrillers that allow her to blend her interest in family dynamics with her love of the west coast lifestyle. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s hiking with her husband and dog in the local mountains.

Stevens's new novel is Never Knowing.

Last month I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
For my third book Always Watching, I've been trying to capture a certain eerie mood, so I went on an Amazon shopping spree and bought some books to inspire me. One of those books was Faithful Place by Tana French. I'd read her first book, In the Woods, when it was released and thought her characterizations and word choice was stunning. Faithful Place didn't disappoint. In some ways, I probably liked it even more. The main character Frank Mackey is very real, definitely flawed but someone you're rooting for as he gets pulled back into his dysfunctional family, which he'd cut out of his life twenty years earlier. Lots of great tension and twisted family dynamics in this one!
Visit the official Chevy Stevens website and blog.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Chevy Stevens and Annie.

--Marshal Zeringue