Book Spotlight And Author Interview: Practicing Muder

21 Jun

About The Book

Book:  Practicing Murder

Author: Erin Unger

Genre:  Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 2019

Graduate student Maddie Clare is never talking to her ex-boyfriend Joze Evans or God again. Broken from her past and Joze’s betrayal, she must go home for her Aunt Lonna’s funeral. But after a run-in with a stalker, who insists Maddie knows the secret that had Aunt Lonna investigating him, she’s afraid for her life and must accept Joze’s protection.

As the stalker draws closer, how will Maddie and Joze face the past and their love that never died? And will Maddie stay out of the stalker’s grip long enough to figure out what secret he possesses?


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About The Author

Erin Unger was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby. But her fast-paced life sometimes rivals the suspense in her books thanks to all her grown children and a couple grandkids.


More from Erin

Books are powerful. Whole other worlds can unfold in a few well-stated sentences. There’s nothing like that feeling a reader gets when the perfect book is open on their lap and it pulls them in on the first page. It’s like a gift. Sometimes they make us rethink long held ideas. At times they mirror what we’re going through. And sometimes they remind us of areas in our lives we haven’t worked on.

But not every book is for every person. Sometimes it’s not the best seller that struck the right cord, or the book everyone’s reading, it’s the one you stumbled upon on a special or heard of from a friend. It’s a God-ordained tool to show us His ways and plans.

As Christian writers, the power to transform is even more in our hands. We have the ability to show how great our God is and how he works in the most unusual ways at times. We use our gift to do more than only entertain, we want to make Him more real to our readers. We want to show them how to grow and change as our characters do. And it’s amazing that we can use fiction to do so.

Next time you pick up a book, see if you can find the message hidden in the character’s struggles. Maybe God used a writer to put it there just for you to learn.


Q&A with Erin Unger

Many authors say that they have always been a writer — making up stories as a child. When did you first become a writer?

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote my first entire story for a contest our teacher wanted all the students to enter. That was the when I became a writer. But it did take many years after that for me to write for publication.

Was there a special someone, such as a teacher, parent, or other relative, who encouraged you to pursue writing?

My biggest encourager from day one was my husband, and he’s the one that keeps pushing me to write when I get down about the writing world.

What types of research do you pursue? Books, on-site visits, etc. 

Researching is one of my favorite parts about writing. I’ve been to pretty much every place I’ve written about. I research the location every time through these visits. And I use the internet and GPS to help also. Books are an important resource as well. I like to compare writing styles and descriptive details in other authors’ works in the same genre.

What does a typical writing day look like? Are you structured or informal in your writing schedule?

When I write, I always work when my husband is at work. We’re too busy for me to write when he’s home. So if he works a fourteen hour day, then I write a good portion of that time myself. His schedule is not set, so every week is different for me.

Can you tell us a little about what inspired your latest novel.

Lisa Carter, writer of suspense and romance for Abingdon Press and Harlequin, inspired my latest novel. I had no intent to ever write Amish suspense, but once she started talking about it, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. And God seemed to be tapping me on the shoulder about it, so I sat down and wrote a book in four weeks that was in that genre.


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deb’s Book Review, June 16

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Blogging With Carol, June 19

Artistic Nobody, June 20 (Guest Review from Kelsey Barela)

By The Book, June 21 (Author Interview)

CarpeDiem, June 22

Simple Harvest Reads, June 23 (Guest Review from Joni)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 24


To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

7 Responses to “Book Spotlight And Author Interview: Practicing Muder”

  1. Rita Wray June 21, 2020 at 10:12 am #

    I enjoyed the post, thank you.

  2. Debbie P June 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm #

    This sounds like a great page turner.

  3. Marisela Zuniga June 21, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

    This sounds really good

  4. carylkane June 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm #

    Enjoyed reading the Q&A! Sounds like a must read.

  5. Emma June 21, 2020 at 11:45 pm #

    Interesting interview! I like that she only writes when her husband is at work.

  6. James Robert June 22, 2020 at 2:23 am #

    Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    • Erin Unger June 25, 2020 at 9:33 pm #

      Thanks for having me on your blog!

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