Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Q&A with Gerri Hill about her just released novel Hell's Highway

Gerri Hill on Hell’s Highway

Gerri Welcome to the B&N.com General Fiction book club forum and taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with us for a few minutes.

Thanks for inviting me! I appreciate the opportunity.

Hell’s Highway is the second novel staring Cameron Ross and Andrea Sullivan, do you plan others starring these characters will there be a series.

When I wrote Devil’s Rock, the first book with Cameron and Andrea, I did not intend for there to be a sequel. But as I neared the end I realized how much I’d enjoyed them and they sort of filled a void left by Tori and Sam from the Hunter Series. As it ends up, I thoroughly enjoyed writing Hell’s Highway and would love to continue their adventures, but I don’t have a third book planned as of yet. I think I’ll wait and see if my readers enjoy the second one before starting a third!

You write both romance and mystery, mainstream and Lesbian do you prefer one genre over the other

That’s a hard question. Romance was what I started with but even in the mystery/suspense books, I have a healthy dose of romance as well. I doubt I would write a book that didn’t have some sort of romance. As far as the genre itself, I think I enjoy writing mysteries the most.

You started writing in 2000 it seems by accident while being snowed in, in Colorado. Did you never before aspire to write, I’m surprised especially as well as you do it.

Thank you. And it was quite by accident! I wouldn’t really say I had aspirations to write novels, but I always did enjoy writing. The “snowed in” story is true and it was a way to entertain myself that winter. When I moved back to Texas, the writing bug stuck and I wrote One Summer Night, my first published work. Kara’s Moon is the first story though and I keep that one up on my website . . . as a reminder, I think, of where it started.

It says in your bio that your characters often find themselves in the great outdoors where your heart is, but by looking at your bio it’s obvious that you’re also an animal lover
Do animals/pets find there way into your novels too.

I’m a nature lover and animals are a big part of that. I can’t imagine my life without pets! I’ve had a few pets in my books (Alex in Dawn of Change, Cheyenne in The Killing Room, Dillon in Sierra City, Lola in Devil’s Rock and Hell’s Highway) but I don’t like to overdo it. Some people are not pet lovers and just can’t relate to them as being a “character” in a book.

Do you have any planned book signings at B&N or anywhere else I’m sure there are fans that would love to meet you in person

I don’t have any planned at B&N but I do have a book signing planned for June in Dallas. I’ll have details on my website when that date approaches. I would love to meet some of my fans in person!

Gerri, thank you so much for taking time to chat with us and good luck with the novel
Please check out the author’s website here buy the book here

Thank you very much.

Some of Gerri's other books


  1. We really enjoyed reading Hell's Highway and would love to see a sequel. We've also talked to other people who feel the same way.