The Ride by Jane Sutton

It’s my pleasure to host author, Jane Sutton. Jane is the winner of VBT – Writers on the Move’s September Mystery Site Give-away and being a guest here was the prize she chose.

Jane also decided to join our group of authors at VBT - Writers on the Move! So, starting October 1st, Jane will be part of our monthly tours.

Okay, let’s learn a bit about Jane:

Prior to embracing the role of author, Jane considered herself a ‘professional tourist’ as her husband’s career kept her moving around the globe. According to Jane, settling in and exploring each new locale was an exciting, full time job with no pay but a host of benefits. She’s lived in Taiwan, South Korea, England, the Netherlands, Italy and Saudi Arabia, but has also had the opportunity to visit many other countries as well. Since settling back in the states, Jane is now a full time writer and occasional tourist. She is a member of the Florida Writers Association and the Gulf Coast Writers Association. The Ride, is Jane’s first novel and was released by ArcheBooks Publishing in August 2008.

Wow, living in so many interesting countries must be so interesting and exciting. It must provide an endless source of stories. And, I'm sure it must show in Jane's book The Ride. Lets take a look at it now.

Here's a brief synopsis of The Ride:

The Ride begins in California where Barbie Anderson, unaware that her mundane existence will soon be unraveling, approaches that fateful Thursday as she had the other 8,395 days of her marriage. When news about the death of a relative reveals shocking family secrets and an unexpected windfall, Barbie begins to question everything she’s ever known including her identity. Her attempts to come to terms with the revelations and restore order to her life are hindered by guilt and self-esteem issues as well as an alienated daughter and an obsessive husband. When a handsome stranger enters the fray, Barbie finds herself embarking on the ride of her life down historic Route 66 towards Chicago, encountering the road to self-discovery along the way.

To further entice you, here are two reviews of The Ride:

1) The Ride was an excellent book I didn’t want to end. The Ride was not at all what I expected when I bought it, but I'm glad I did. It is one of those rare books that keep you so intensely interested you can't put it down. So much excitement and suspense that it's hard to wait and see what is coming next (in a good way). This book is one of the ones that I hated to finish because I knew I wouldn't find another that I enjoyed as much for a long time. For a first time author, Jane is rated right up there with the best in my opinion.
Wayne Courtright, California, 11/08, 5 stars on Amazon

2) The most fun I've had reading a book since Bridget Jones. I've read this book three times and three times I enjoyed it thoroughly. I laughed, I cried and sometimes laughed so hard I cried. Now I'm buying copies as gifts for friends.
T.J. Cromie, Italy, 08/08, 5 stars on Amazon

These are great reviews: The Ride certainly sounds exciting and suspenseful. Click here to get your copy of The Ride today!

You can also purchase The Ride at a discount from the Publisher:

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Jane, it's been wonderful learning about you and your book. We're looking forward to learning a lot more in the VBT - Writers on the Move virtual tours.



  1. Thank you for this opportunity to be featured on VBT. I'm excited that I'm now a member of this excellent group of writers.

  2. Jane,

    It's, my pleasure and I'm so glad you decided to join us!


  3. Jane, you've been to so many exciting and exotic places. These expereinces must help you develop characters as well as the setting. I need to get out more myself.

    Stephen Tremp

  4. Steve, I have moved around quite a bit so I thought I'd come back and write non-fiction about my travels, but I discovered I have a lot more fun writing fiction. But you're right, I do think the experiences help me develop characters and settings.

  5. Jane, your book sounds intriguing! I've added it to my "to-read" list on Goodreads. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  6. Thank you, Darcia! I really appreciate you adding it to your list and taking the time to let me know. I had fun writing the book and hope you have fun reading it.

  7. Jane,

    You are a wonderful addition to our VBT - Writers on the Move group. I'm so glad to get to know you. That is awesome to have lived in so many interesting places.

    I'll have to pick up a copy of your book. I remember traveling on Route 66 as a child when we went to visit family near Chicago. We have a Route 66 party here in Amarillo, Texas every year because it passes through here.

  8. Thanks, Dianne. I know I'll enjoy being a member of this group and I look forward to getting to know all the members.

    I like the idea that there are still Route 66 parties.


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