Book: Web of Destruction by Gippy Adams Henrycategories: Book, Mystery, Crime, Victims, Survivors, Fiction, Secrets, Villains, Families, Artists, Suspense
Gippy Adams Henryabout this book: Hello Readers,
First, thank you for showing an interest in my book. Even though I am truly not a cow, I have worked hard on my branding before releasing Web of Destruction, which is a suspense/mystery/crime novel. No, it is not gory! I've always been an advocate for the vulnerable, less-fortunate, and victims of the world. Writing my novels under the branding of Powers of Crime & Victimization enable me to help others through the actions and decisions of my fictional characters.
Web of Destruction opens with a thirty-nine-year-old woman, an international artist, who is kidnapped in a parking garage in center city, Philadelphia, PA. Throughout the story, she struggles to keep things together while being stalked by her kidnapper. Keeping secrets and hiding that part of her life builds the suspense, as most of us can't live two lives without an explosion or two. There are so many twists and turns, readers tell me they couldn't put it down and most read it in two or three days. I'm grateful for the feedback as I recently had a 'sequel get-together' at my readers' request.
Along with writing my books, I'm back in college for a BS in Criminal Justice. Three-quarters of the way to my degree, this education has been inspiring, greatly helpful with my books as they do contain crime(s), and, at times, life-saving. And, I have professionals in the field who edit that part of my writing before it goes to a final editor.
I would say the primary readers for my book are suspense/mystery/crime people who enjoy reading about families who make the wrong choices at times that cause problems to trickle down to other generations, the victims who suffer through it, and those who love to read, but are limited on time and need fast-reads. My protagonist is always either a woman or a man, and other top characters will have a point-of-view as well. There are detectives/investigators in the book, but they are not protagonists. Most of the time, the protagonist is also the/a victim, may be interactive in the search for the criminal, sometimes putting her/himself and possibly their families, in danger. All of my books, as well as my blog, involve many of the controversial issues of today, but on a personal level to the characters.
The title of the book just came to me one day toward the end and seemed appropriate. The cover was created by a very talented family member who does filmmaking, videography, graphic art, and is my buddy in some projects. I also did research for the criminal and medical scenes in the book. Although I write fiction, those areas are not fiction and have to be accurate. I would not want to mislead anyone. Also, the locations in this book: Philadelphia and Mt. Pocono, PA; Bar Harbor, Maine; and Cape May, New Jersey have shops and various other places that are not fiction, except for one.
The hardest part about writing my book was with one of the male characters I had a problem making angry or upset. In my mind, he was the perfect catch, but a reader when it was still in manuscript form, said she loved the book but that character needed to show some kind of anger at what was happening. 'He's too nice,' she said. I have to admit, I really let go once I decided she was right, and it was great fun.
I love writing fiction and rarely have writer's block, and I think it might be because I allow the plot to ruminate in my brain for months before I even think about characters. I am a visual person as a fine artist all my life, as well as a writer, so I take photographs or cut pictures from magazines of locations, scene set-ups, and clips of what, in my mind, my characters look like and place them on a very large canvas. By the time I am ready to put it in print, I just keep typing. If I get stuck, I take an extra shower. Sounds crazy, but for some reason the hot water streaming over my shoulders and back give me the best of ideas of how to move forward.
Thanks for your time and interest. I hope you enjoy my book and look forward to the sequel in the works.
Stay safe, Gippy
'This writer is compelling how she keeps you reading the book from start to finish. The ending was explosive. I look forward to a future book.' (Amazon, May, 2016—One of eight reviews).
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