Special guest Monday!

June 29, 2007 | Karin's Blog | 4 comments

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone for the congrats and well wishes regarding my daughter’s engagement. I really appreciate it. You ladies are too good to me.

Now, on to my guest. I wanted to let you all know a good friend of mine, Virna DePaul, a criminal prosecutor, will be my guest blogger here at The Write Life Monday. Not only is Virna an all around sweetie, she is smart, and writes some really hardcore romantic suspense.

Here’s a little bit about Virna. (If you’d like her to answer first thing Monday go ahead and ask a question in the comment section of this blog post, methinks she’ll be peeking in today and over the weekend. It will give her time to prepare her answer. And of course, fire away with questions Monday.)

Virna has been a criminal appellate prosecutor with the California Attorney General’s Office since 1996. Before that, she spent a year in the trenches handling misdemeanor trials as a Deputy District Attorney. Her first romantic suspense manuscript, Trial By Fire, placed second in the 2007 Smokey Mountain Laurie’s single title category (w/a Nina Meyers) and landed Virna her dream agent, Kimberly Whalen. Virna’s current wip explores repressed memories, sexual fetishes, and crimes of passion. She juggles her job and pursuit of publication with the support of many friends and the four men in her life (ages 2 to 38). www.virnadepaul.com

See? I told you she was smart. Stop by Monday and say hello. I’ve already read her blog and it’s fascinating and informative.

Virna will also be giving away a $10 Borders card to a lucky commenter.



  1. Susan Hatler

    Hi Virna,
    I’m wondering…are the heroes in your novels completely fictional, based on real-life hotties, or a mixture of both?

    Also, now that you’re writing…do you look at co-workers and cases and get ideas for new books?

  2. Karin

    Good questions, Susan! 😉

  3. Virna

    Hi Susan! To the extent their handsome, honorable, and funny, they’d have to be based on my real-life hottie, my husband! 🙂 But honestly, while they might have elements of people I know, my characters are completely fictional, especially because I like to make them fairly tortured individuals who have to learn from pretty harsh circumstances. It’s easy for me to get ideas from work. Almost too easy! Because I don’t want to write about my cases. But sometimes I’ll get a spark of an idea from something I’ve read and pretty soon it will morph and take on a life of its own.

  4. Susan Hatler

    Thanks, Virna. Look forward to reading your books when they’re in print!

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