J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Visit her online at JAJance.com.
A Conversation with J.A. Jance, Author of Trial by Fire
1. Ali Reynolds acquired an extensive amount of background knowledge about the operations of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department. What kind of research did you do for this book?
JAJ: Doing research is easy. Writing is hard. And it’s easy to convince myself that doing research is writing—which it isn’t. I learned as much as I could about the operations of the Yavapai Sheriff’s Department by...