with Amber Heintzberger for DressageDaily
The serial killer as just another face in the crowd, the next door neighbor, the investigator's supervisor: a premise for Ashes to Ashes, best-selling novel by author Tami Hoag. And who knew that this face in the crowd at so many horse shows is the author of a phenomenal eight New York Times bestsellers in a record-breaking 20 months? Fewer than you might imagine, as this soft-spoken, easygoing writer isn't one to boast.
She has been writing since childhood. Her first romance was published in 1988; she continued successfully in this genre, making a gradual transition to mystery around 1990-91. "There is no lack of material for suspense," she says. "You see it on the news every night."