Hello, I’m Carla Roma and I’m sitting here with author and therapist, Louise Behiel in her office in Calgary. I’m on the couch. I hope she isn’t planning to psychoanalyze me…I don’t have any problems of that nature. When she sees me looking around and up and down, Louise laughs and reassures me that I don’t have to worry. We can sit in this room without doing therapy. Whew. What a relief.
Carla: So tell me Louise, I see books everywhere in this room, but no fiction. What’s up with that?
Louise: There are a few novels upstairs but mostly they’re on my Kindle.
Carla: (running her hand over some of the books) Some of these look pretty heavy.
Louise: <laughing> Some of them are – both in content and in size.
Carla: So how does a person get from reading these to writing a novella set in Bandit Creek?
Louise: I love reading everything but I always reach for romance when I’m relaxing. So when this series came up, I jumped at the opportunity to join my friends and chapter mates in Bandit Creek.
Carla: So tell me a bit about this book.
Louise: Christmas on the Run is the story of a woman who has to confront the scariest question in the world: “What if everything in your life is a lie?”
Carla: That is a tough question.
Louise: Just imagine that you wake up one morning and all your beliefs about your life are turned upside down, and you realize you might lose the only thing that matters to you. What would you do?
Carla: She runs away and ends up in Bandit Creek?
Louise: Exactly, and as we know, everything happens in Bandit Creek.
Carla: There’s been many other-worldly figures in Bandit Creek. How about your book?
Louise: Afraid not. This is a book about a vulnerable woman and a wounded man determined to protect her. Together they figure out what matters to them and take the steps to make it happen.
Carla: So the heroine goes from running away to taking baby steps?
Carla: Sound like some of your couch experience in this one.
Louise: I hope so.
Carla: Is there anyone in this book we’ve met before?
Louise: Of course Jack makes his opinion known, as he does in every book.
Carla: Jack is an interesting character.
Louise: He is. I’m very excited to read more of his story which is the next (and last) release in this series.
Carla: Anyone else in this story that we’ve met?
Louise: There are, but you’re going to have to read the story to find out who it is.
Carla: <laughs> Fair enough. I think I’m going to take my leave before you start asking the questions. I have secrets I don’t want you poking into.