Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Coffee with a canine: Chevy Stevens & Annie

The current featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Chevy Stevens and Annie.

Stevens, on how she and Annie were united:
Almost ten years ago two of my friends, a married couple, were involved in a very bad car accident. One of them was in the hospital for over a month and I looked after their golden retriever. When I gave him back, my house was unbearably empty, so I started looking around for a dog. I was travelling on the road at the time, so I didn’t want a puppy, but I wanted a dog young enough that we would have many years together. I found Annie at the SPCA. As soon as I looked into her eyes, I knew. She was living at a foster home and was only brought into the SPCA on the weekends. Her foster mom had final approval over who adopted her. So I visited Annie there, which happened to be a tattoo parlor, and...[read on]
Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a realtor.

Among the early praise for Still Missing, her debut novel:
"Still Missing is a fast-paced read that is utterly absorbing."
--Kathy Reichs, author of Bones to Ashes

“Chevy Stevens's Still Missing is a compelling, unputdownable thrill ride of a debut... The twists are so treacherous and unexpected you’ll need a neck brace by the time you finish.”
–Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of Sworn To Silence

“While reading Chevy Steven’s thriller Still Missing, I had to remind myself to breathe. Simply terrifying.”
--Erica Spindler, New York Times bestselling author of Breakneck

"Engrossing, terrifying and ultimately full of girl-kick-ass, Still Missing will suck you in from page one."
--Chelsea Cain, author of Heartsick, Sweetheart, and Evil At Heart
Still Missing is one of Karin Slaughter's six best books.

Visit the official Chevy Stevens website and blog.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Chevy Stevens and Annie.

--Marshal Zeringue