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Broken Dolls by BR Kingsolver‏

I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. I was in Paris and Iceland this summer.

I have a very significant other, two cats and two Basset Hounds. I’m currently living in Baltimore, nine blocks from the harbor, but still own a home in New Mexico.


Private investigator RB Kendrick makes her living nailing cheating spouses, digging up other dirt to help in a divorce, finding long-lost relatives, and occasionally sniffing out criminal activity and fraud.

When she takes a job to find a missing girl, she has no idea she is headed for the most dangerous case of her career. Usually, her ability to read minds gives her an edge. But when the people she’s hunting are also telepaths, that advantage is limited.

The search takes her into the dark underbelly of telepathic society, where anything, and anyone, is for sale. She discovers that telepathic women and girls are being trafficked as the ultimate sex slaves.

With people trying to kill her, she’s on the run, not knowing who she can trust. Will she find the missing girl, or become a victim herself?

Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I had the character, but wasn’t sure what to do with her. A friend had been after me to write a mystery. I also wanted to write something about the issue of human trafficking. It just all came together.

Q) How long did it take you to write it?
I started writing it about a year and a half ago, then put it aside to work on the books in my Telepathic Clans series. I picked it up again after Succubus Rising was published and almost completely re-wrote the main character. Once I really started working on it, it took about three or four months to complete it. It’s been in revisions and editing now for about another four months.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
That’s easy. Having people tell me they liked the book.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Promoting the book. It takes so much time and effort to let people know a book exists and get them to try it. There are millions of other books they could be reading. Except for a few hundred authors, it’s pretty much up to authors themselves to promote their books.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Someone rich, so I could loot their bank accounts. :)

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
I assume you don’t mean the cheese that aged for four years before I bought it. Probably some apples from last fall. Apples keep for a long time.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have a short story, a romance about a jaguar shape shifter, in an anthology that’s just been published. It’s called Here Kitty, Kitty and the editor is Mia Darien, who also did the cover for Broken Dolls.

I’m working on the fourth book in the Telepathic Clans series. It will be the last installment, and I’m hoping to have it ready to publish next spring. I’ve also been working on a YA/NA paranormal romance about a Valkyrie who’s attending Oxford University, and it should be out next year also.