Tangled Secrets Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Tangled Secrets: A Suspense Thriller (Mirror Esate Series: Book 3) Author: S.F. Baumgartner Genre: Christian Suspense Thriller Release date: April 29, 2024 Two women. One targeted by an unknown enemy. One being accused of murder. Will they overcome their obstacles? The twenty-five-year-old schoolteacher Grace Benson is living a quiet life until she receives a threatening note. Her life turns upside down when the FBI becomes involved. The middle-aged wedding planner Sheila Mitchell comes home to find her husband dead before she’s knocked out. When she comes to, the murder weapon’s in her hand. Will Grace survive? And will Sheila’s ex-husband, an FBI agent, clear her name? Who is targeting these women?  
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About the Author

S.F. Baumgartner is a Christian suspense thriller author. She graduated from the University of Hawaii and the University of Cincinnati. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cats, staying active, and binge-watching crime TV shows. She lives in Ohio with her family.        

More from S.F.

Crafting “Tangled Secrets” was an exhilarating experience, as it brought clarity to several unresolved mysteries within the series. The enigmatic question of a leak or mole introduced in “Living Secrets” – specifically, the mystery surrounding how Lily’s secret was discovered – finds its resolution in this latest installment. Moreover, “Forgotten Secret” cast a shadow of suspicion over characters like Rook and Uncle Bill, whose motives and truths are finally unearthed in “Tangled Secrets.” Inspiration for this narrative complexity came from diverse sources: a television episode sparked the concept of a daughter relinquished for adoption, while a film suggested the thrilling double life of a secret agent. These ideas were not only incorporated but also transformed to enrich the tapestry of the story, intertwining with elements of chaos and confusion to enhance the intrigue and excitement. This series, starting from the prequel, has been a journey of dropping subtle hints and planting seeds that would flourish into the full narrative of “Tangled Secrets.” The series is a vast landscape of potential stories, each more compelling than the last. I hope “Tangled Secrets” not only captivates and satisfies but also invites readers deeper into its intricately woven world. Enjoy the latest dive into our unfolding saga.

Interview with the Author

  1. Do you read books in this genre? If so, who do you like to read?

Yes, I read suspense, thrillers, mysteries, especially crime thrillers. I like a lot of authors. Jame Patterson, David Rosenfelt, LT Vargus and more.

  1. If a reader were to ask you what author you are like, what would you answer?

I hope I’m like James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark (I like their short chapters). For plots, I feel I’m more like Lisa Gartner (I was in a Q&A session with her long time ago. She was telling us about using cards to plot—write a few endings, then shuffle the cards, and pick one, then disregard the cards and write a whole new ending. Or something similar.) I hope I learned from that.

  1. What helps you to write? Do you eat snacks, listen to music?

I don’t eat snacks or listen to music when I write. Once I have the scene(s) in my mind, I don’t need much help.

  1. What is one thing readers would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m not sure if it’d be a surprise. I used to be an accountant before I quit and stayed home with the kids.

  1. What inspired you to write this book?

I wrote the original edition of the prequel back in 2019. I took a few writing classes and had to write a few plots. One of them just stuck with me and it went from there.

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To celebrate her tour, S.F. is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of the book!!

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