To Write a Wrong, Justice Seekers Series #2To Write a Wrong, Justice Seekers Series #2
Robin Caroll
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In Angola State Penitentiary, a man is serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen, and vows to help prove her father's innocence.

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Robin CarollMystery/suspense author, Robin Caroll writes deep South mysteries of suspense for an inspired heart, who proudly lives in the South. Robin was elected President of ACFW for 2007 and 2008. Since 2009 she works for ACFW as Conference Director. She's been happily married to the same man for twenty years and has three beautiful daughters.

Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (KJV)



 Our Interview with Robin Caroll


Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a bit unconventional. I’m a HUGE college football fan (SEC), but I love Hallmark movies. My all-time favorite flower is the white rose and I’m not wild about orchids. Everything most people think they know about me is mostly wrong. I like being a contradiction. Ask any of my children who the weirdest person they know is and they’ll tell you their mom. I encourage them and all children to be themselves and we celebrate differences.

Everyone picks on me because I’m quite open about not enjoying anything historical. I blame my mother, a genealogist. LOL Seriously, I have a distinct memory of being on vacation one summer and my mother taking me to an old library. She wanted to look at some old records (who knows what exactly) and the librarian was heading out to lunch and couldn’t leave that particular room unlocked. My mother actually talked this woman into locking us IN the room so she could do her research. Did I mention I’m claustrophobic as well? lol

What was your inspiration to write the Justice Seekers Series?

If you read the papers, watch the news, or listen to the radio, you hear story after story about injustices. Social. Legal. Human. It literally breaks my heart. I had the opportunity to sit in a local federal courthouse during three different trials. In each instance, I personally found a witness or someone who came across as untruthful. I realized that in every profession, even legal and law enforcement, shortcuts can and are taken in the rush for a conviction.

How much of the story comes from personal experience?

A vast amount of everything I write is personal. In To Write A Wrong, I was able to pull much of the emotional impact of the story from events in my own life, in my own family. It’s hard to sit and watch people lie about people you love.

How much research did To Write a Wrong take?

Luckily, I had great friends who are in “the system” as parole board judges, lawyers, and law enforcement, not to mention my friends who are in the medical field and those who have spent time in prison. Every time I asked my relentless and pointed questions, they were only too happy to take the time to give me very in-depth answers and explanations. I do preliminary interviews with my sources, then keep a running list of questions that come up as I’m actually writing that I usually ask once a week or so.

Why do you choose to write in the romantic/suspense genre? 

I write what I love to read…it’s funny. I get a lot of emails and snail mail from readers who love, love, love the romance aspect of my stories, then I get almost the same number of contacts from those who prefer the heavier suspense and lighter romance. I don’t ever consider a “balance” requirement-I write it as the story calls for it.


What are the most interesting facts that you learned while researching and writing To Write a Wrong?

One thing that was really cool to me was learning about the “remote” parole hearings done over monitors. That is so cool…yeah, it’s the odd things that impress me. LOL I don’t know if I’d say this was interesting, but one of the most disheartening facts I learned was how many innocent people are convicted and sent to prison, only years later for forensic science to advance enough to prove that person innocent. To me, this is horrible and inconceivable. It’s become my personal opinion that we don’t have a justice system-we have a legal system.

What are some of the challenges you face as an author?

The ever-changing industry is always a challenge for any writer. Back when I completed a Writer’s Digest novel class in the late 90s, there wasn’t even a hint of an e-reader on the horizon. Now, everyone has one (including me, my husband, and two of my daughters). The explosion of e-books is just an example of the changes in the industry. To me, that’s the biggest challenge.

What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?

Hands down, the best part of being a writer for me is when I receive an email or letter from someone who informs me that a story I wrote changed their life, their outlook on an issue, or renewed their faith in some way. THAT’s why I write!

What clubs or organizations are you involved with helping with your writing?

I can attribute ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) for helping me on my writing journey. I learned so much about the craft from their online courses and conferences, and the open and giving attitude of the members. And I wouldn’t have met and become great friends with my mentor, Colleen Coble.

What new projects are on the horizon?

Speaking of Colleen Coble—we’re working on a brand new series in a co-author  venture together—Rock Harbor Search and Rescue series. The kids of Rock Harbor get wrapped up in mysteries in this age-appropriate youth mystery series based on Colleen's best-selling Rock Harbor series. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are on writing this. Thomas Nelson will release the first book in April 2013, with the 2nd book releasing in the fall of 2013.


What message would you like your readers to take from reading the Justice Seekers series? 

One of the messages I learned during research and in personal trials…don’t be so quick to judge. Sometimes the truth isn’t what it seems, and often, VERY often, there are layers of interpretation of what is consider just. I hope that after reading each book in the Justice Seekers series, the reader will be changed in some way. The third book in the series, Strand of Deception, releases in February 2013 and takes a medical bent on my romantic suspense. It’s one of my favorite storylines.

What is your greatest achievement?

Hmm, that’s hard because I hope I haven’t acquired it yet!

What do you do to get away from it all?

I have always been able to lose myself in story, so naturally, I read a lot to get away from everything. I’ve learned that I can’t ever just “do nothing” or I’d go insane. LOL I love spending time with my family and that’s probably when I’m at my most relaxed.



 Other Books by Robin Caroll

Injustice for All, Justice Seekers Series #1
Injustice for All, Justice Seekers Series #1
Robin Caroll
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Injustice For All: A Justice Seekers Novel - eBook

Injustice For All: A Justice Seekers Novel - eBook
Robin Caroll
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In the Shadow of Evil, Evil Series #3
In the Shadow of Evil, Evil Series #3
Robin Caroll
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Deliver Us From Evil: A Novel - eBook

Deliver Us From Evil: A Novel - eBook
Robin Caroll
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