Interview with Betta Ferrendelli, Author of The Long Way Home

02 Mar 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Long Way Home?

It is the sixth book in a continuing mystery series that features reporter Samantha Church. The Long Way Home dovetails On the Border, the fifth book in the series.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Long Way Home, what would they be?

I mostly listen to New Age music. Though some people may think that type of music is boring, my main character is anything but uninteresting and uninspiring!

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I enjoy reading mysteries, contemporary fiction, and fictional stories that are based on true events.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

There’s a new book coming out March 1, The Beauty of Dusk, by former New York Times reporter Frank Bruni about his partial loss of his eyesight. I love the title.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

It’s near the end of the book, but telling you would give the scene away!

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I write standing up at my Varidesk.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

The answer is always no unless you ask.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Home is the best place to be.


Betta Ferrendelli is the author of the new book The Long Way Home

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