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The bestselling author of over forty books, Elizabeth Goddard has learned what it takes to write a fast-paced, emotional, and suspenseful page-turner. She ramps up the action and adventure once again in Always Look Twice, book two in the Uncommon Justice series.
Harper Reynolds is used to the gritty and tragic world of homicide. As a crime scene photographer, she has seen her fair share of gruesome killings. But at the advice of her therapist, Harper decides to trade crime scenes for scenes of the natural world. Unfortunately, death seems to find Harper no matter where she goes—even in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she accidentally captures a murder on camera.
Heath McKade, a Bridger County reserve deputy and childhood friend of Harper’s, is charged with protecting her from the killer. When the sheriff’s department is unable to find evidence of the murder she witnessed, Harper decides to do whatever she can to see that justice is done. But will her efforts demand a higher price than she is willing to pay? What neither Harper nor Heath realize is how many explosive secrets will be exposed—or how deeply they will fall for each other.
Q&A with Elizabeth Goddard
What is a Bible verse that inspires you to keep on writing?
“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45:1
Before I committed to write for Him, this was the scripture God kept bringing to me over and over—everywhere I went, I’d see it. He was calling me to write and He wouldn’t let go! It still inspires me to keep going.
Describe the moment that you knew you were born to write.
I think there has always been some part of me deep inside that knew I was “born to write,” even from a young age. As young as eight, I can remember writing stories and poems and that desire was there. It presented in the form of longing, one that I never truly pursued until God pursued me—calling me to his purposes.
What’s your strategy for coping with bad reviews?
Admittedly I’ve struggled with reading reviews, often going over to Goodreads or Amazon every day to see what’s new. After all, we’re writing for readers and the hope is that readers will love our stories. I’ve learned that we absolutely cannot please everyone—and for my own sanity, I’ve had to stay away from reviews altogether. I find that I’m much more at peace, knowing that I’m called to write and that God has opened those doors. I’m writing for Him, and those readers who relate to my stories.
If for some reason you couldn’t write anymore, what would you do with your gift of communication?
This made me laugh—my only “gift” of communication is writing. Ha! But I think of writing as a creative art, so if I couldn’t write anymore I would knit or paint or play my cello or piano. I’d take classes in fiber art (I still might.) or culinary classes—all creative arts. Now that I think about it—art can be a form of communication as well, so there you go.
Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including Never Let Go and the Carol Award-winning The Camera Never Lies. Her Mountain Cove series books have been finalists in the Daphne du Maurier Awards and the Carol Awards. Goddard is a seventh-generation Texan and can be found online at www.elizabethgoddard.com.