Interview with Theresa Sneed author of Escape

EscapeWUFC author Theresa Sneed released her gripping suspense novel, ESCAPE  this month. Elizabeth doesn’t remember her past. Sheriff Malcolm Snyder finds her wandering the streets of Boston in a daze. He cruelly locks her in his cellar and keeps her captive for five gruesome years. One evening, she escapes with his truck, his money, and his five year old daughter, Sally. Theresa crafts a powerful mystery with unexpected twists that grabs the reader’s attention and doesn’t let it go, even with the word.

Margaret: Is there a particular event that inspired the writing of ESCAPE? Please tell us about it.

Theresa: Yes. The Fritzl case in Austria where a horrible man kept his daughter captive in his cellar for twenty-four years and fathered seven children by her. That story captivated my attention for the pure horror and shock of it.

Margaret:  Escape is titled as novel 1 in the Sandee Jae Series. I don’t remember seeing that name in the novel. Please explain and when do you anticipate volume 2 to be available for readers?

Theresa: I guess I need to change the series name, because it won’t make sense until the last book. In book three, we are introduced to Sandee Jae. She is the head writer for an online gossip column exclusive to women. If I told you more, it would be a huge spoiler, so better to just alter the series name.

Margaret: What is your favorite genre to write and why?

Theresa: My favorite genre to write is whatever I’m working on at the present. Right now, I’m working on a stand-alone, time-travel called the Salem Witch Haunt. It is about Bess North, a 17 year old student at Danvers High. Because she is the 7th great granddaughter of one of the women hanged as a witch in 1692, she is annoyed with all the media hype and tourism in her town, which used to be Salem Village. Losing her way in the woods, she stumbles upon a quaint, but antiquated village that she thinks is Amish. After the initial shock of discovering where she really is, Salem Village 1692, she sets out on a mission to save her grandmother from the gallows, only to put herself in grave danger.

I have thoroughly researched the historical characters and every possible theory about what happened in Salem Village in 1692. Salem Witch Haunt is a believable story steeped in suspense and intrigue with a touch of sweet romance.

My goal is to release it this Halloween, October 31, 2014, as Halloween, October 31, 2001 was the date that the state of Massachusetts exonerated my own grandmother, Susannah North Martin, 309 years after her hanging.

Margaret: WOW! What an intriguing family history! I look forward to reading Salem Witch Haunt this fall. Thank you for visiting with me and sharing  about what you are writing.

Theresa Sneed’s other published books include:

The No Angel Series: No Angel, Earthbound and Destiny.

Elias of Elderberry (Book 1 in the Sons of Elderberry series.)