Chris Redding – Incendiary

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Incendiary is about a firefighter and an EMT who must join forces to track down a serial killer. The firefighter is back in town after a ten year absence. Fires have begun again and he is accused of them. The EMT is his ex-lover and one of the reason’s he has returned to town.

Tell us something about yourself.

I live in New Jersey, but was born and bred in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I’m still an Eagles fan! I graduated from Penn State with a degree in Journalism. Go Lions! I’ve been writing seriously for about thirteen years. When I am not writing, I teach CPR and First Aid.

What inspired you to write this book?

Arson has always intrigued me. Combine that with my 18 years on a rescue squad and that my husband is a volunteer firefighter well, I just had to write what I knew.

How did you choose the title?

Incendiary is something that causes a fire. The hero’s return to town not only sparks real live fires, but fires in terms of the relationships he walked away from ten years before.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I’ve known since I was ten that I wanted to be a writer. I wrote for years then I didn’t for a time. I was busy living, getting married, having kids. When I was pregnant with my second child, I couldn’t not write. I had so much in my head that I had to get it down on paper. So I wrote.

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

When my kids were little I was in a MOM’s club so I used the names of my friends’ kids.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

Make it clear to everyone including myself that I was serious about getting published.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

My next book that will be out is a humorous romantic suspense called a A View to a Kilt. It’s set in Philadelphia. An interior decorator is trying to put her past behind her but a former FBI agent thinks she has information about his wife’s murder.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Learn your craft and persevere.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?