Interview with Brooke Sivendra, Author of Black Widow

11 Jan 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Black Widow?

This story is a love letter for fans of the James Thomas series. No matter what stories I write, my readers keep asking for more James Thomas, so I set this book a few years after the last JT book. Writing it was like catching up with old friends.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Black Widow, what would they be?

Skyfall by Adele.

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

Romantic Thrillers, of Christian Romantic Suspense – but always with a plot that twists and turns.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Ghost in the wires: My adventures as the world’s most wanted hacker by Kevin Mitnick & The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The action scene at the end. I love to write scenes that keep my readers on the edge of their seat.

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

At the end of a writing session, I always finish a sentence mid-sentence so it’s easier to get started again the next day.

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

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today – Benjamin Franklin

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

I want the characters to feel like friends. I want my readers to miss them when the book is finished.


Brooke Sivendra is the author of the new book Black Widow: A James Thomas Novella

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