Interview with Katie Ruggle

Posted October 13, 2016 by Sophia Rose in Book Tour, Interview / 10 Comments



Howdy, Delighted Readers!

I have invited a guest to join us today.  Her books make her no stranger on our site.  Please welcome, author of the fantastic Search and Rescue Series, Katie Ruggle.

Thanks for joining us, Katie.

Just a few quick-ish questions about you and your latest, In Safe Hands: Book 4 in the Search and Rescue Series.

1) What’s a favorite autumn activity?  

I love fall! Both in the Colorado mountains and in Minnesota (where I now live), autumn is cool enough to kill most of the bugs, but not so cold that I freeze off my face. All outdoor activities are better in the fall, but I think my favorite is horseback riding.

2) Do any S&R characters enjoy Halloween?  Do they dress up?  If so, what as?

I can see Daisy from In Safe Hands enjoying it, since her agoraphobia has made her miss so many Halloween celebrations. She’d definitely dress up, but not as anything scary—she’s had too many real-life scary experiences!

3) Any behind the scenes fun you can share about In Safe Hands or the S&R series? 

My first draft of In Safe Hands was really long (I mean, really, really long), and included a couple of Chris’s deputy friends, Jake and Rusty. Although I loved these two jokesters, their scenes ended up getting cut, so I had to say goodbye. As soon as I have a spare minute, though, I’m going to put together some “deleted scenes” from the series, so Jake and Rusty will have their moment to shine.

4) What is one item that each of your S&R series characters might advise our readers to place in an emergency preparedness kit?

Lou: Tire patch kit.

Callum: Label maker.

Rory: Pocket chainsaw.

Ian: Duct tape.

Ellie: A George.

George: First aid kit, useful for blisters and bullet wounds.

Daisy: Fire extinguisher.

Chris: A phone or radio to call for help.

Ha!  Yes, fun and handy stuff there.  Thanks, Katie!


In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle

He was her hero,

But one wrong move ended their future before it could begin.

Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe,

Even if that means turning against one of his own.

As a member of the Field County Sheriff’s Department, Chris Jennings is used to having it rough. The Colorado Rockies aren’t for the weak-of-spirit, but he’s devoted his life to upholding the law—and to protecting the one woman he knows he can never have. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she’ll never be a part of the world…until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search & Rescue brotherhood apart for good.

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When she’s not writing, KATIE RUGGLE rides horses, shoots guns, and travels to warm places where she can SCUBA dive. Graduating from the Police Academy, Katie received her ice-rescue certification and can attest that the reservoirs in the Colorado Mountains really are that cold. While she still misses her off-the-grid, solar- and wind-powered house in the Rocky Mountains, she now lives in Rochester, Minnesota near her family.



Sourcebooks Casablanca has generously offered a giveaway to one of our readers.  This is US/CAN Only and will be for a print copy of each of the first three books of the series- Hold Your Breath, Fan the Flames, and Gone Too Deep. 

The contest will go for one week.  We will draw the name of one (1) lucky commenter.  The randomly chosen commenter will have 72 hours to respond to our email with confirmation and address that we will forward to Sourcebooks Casablanca who will be responsible the distribution and shipment of the prize.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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5 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read more of all of these.

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
5 years ago
Reply to  DebraG

Oh yes, you really should, Debra. They’re great!

5 years ago

Ohh, this sounds like an interesting read. I tried reading a book before with something like this one and I really love it. I would really love to read more of them too 🙂

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
5 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

Great! Glad you are getting adventurous in your reading, Vanessa! 🙂

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

::snort:: That’s so one of my favorite things about this time of year. Be gone, bugs! Be gone! I’m going to have to tackle these in 2017.

(I’m done comment bombing you for today, Sophia lol)

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
5 years ago

Ahhhh, I love your visits. 😉

Yes, cool weather = no bugs.

Lily B
5 years ago

oh man I been wanting to read this series since the reviews starting popping up, it sounds so so good. Thank you for the giveaway!!

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
5 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

They are pretty good. 🙂

You’re welcome, and good luck, Lily!

Melanie Simmons
5 years ago

I’m trying to get caught up on visiting blogs. Great interview. I plan to start this series on audio very soon. I think the first book should be arriving any day. I’ve really enjoyed reading your reviews from this series.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
5 years ago

No biggie! So much going on this time of the year.

Thanks, and I hope you like them. My favorite of the four is definitely book two, Fanning the Flames. I’ll look forward to your book thoughts on the audio editions.