Five Fun Facts from Kate Brady about Last To Die:
1. Mitch Sheridan, the hero in Last to Die, was originally the hero in a romance I wrote when I was still an author-in-search-of-a-genre.
2. When investigating the possibilities for an acid for a villain to use, I had to “come clean” with colleagues in the department of chemistry at the university where I teach, and reveal that in my other life, I write novels.
3. I didn’t intend to have a dog in this book but gave one to Dani, the heroine, after my own beloved and elderly dog passed away. Dani needed a softer side, I was apparently feeling lonely for her, and besides, what better way to show heart than to adopt a beat-up pit bull?
4. The physical building on which the JMS Foundation is based is an actual castle in the town where I grew up. When I was a kid, it was a family home, and we were in awe that it had a legitimate ballroom. Now, it’s a fine arts facility known as The Arts Castle.
5. Mitch’s car, a pearl-white 1968 Barracuda, has been sitting in my garage for years. It’s the project-car I bought my husband for our first anniversary. He works on it whenever time allows — about every other Father’s Day.
For more information about Kate, visit KateBrady.net.
Thanks to Hachette Books, I have 3 copies of Last To Die to give away! Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. No P.O. Boxes, please. To enter, please leave a comment to this post with a way to contact you. Contest is open until Monday, 9/20/2010, at 11:59 pm Central Time. Winners will receive their books directly from Hachette. Good luck!