Hello, all! Liz Johnson here, author of The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn. I'm thrilled to be joining the Craftie Ladies of Suspense blog, and was super-honored to be invited to be part of a group with these other amazing authors. I'm a big fan of all of them.
I figured for my first post here, I'd start with a confession: I usually read the last page of a book first.
I know ... I know. I break the most important rule of reading a book. And I've been chided by purist readers for doing so. But for me, it just makes the reading more exciting. It makes me keep my eyes open for clues and hints that point to the ending.
Except for suspense novels.
I don't read the last page. I don't spoil the mystery. And I don't break the rules when it comes to reading suspense. I love the build up and the nail-biting tension. I love the way a good suspense novel keeps me up late into the night, unable to sleep until I know what happens!
That's why I love writing suspense. I know how it's going to end usually before I even begin writing. Of course, there are always surprises in writing, but I generally know where I'm headed, so it's like skipping ahead, without breaking the rules. :)
Are you a rule-breaker or a purist when it comes to reading? Why do you love suspense?
So thanks again for having me. It's such a pleasure joining these Craftie Ladies!
Feel free to stop by and visit me at http://www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/.