Rashawnda Ungerer is the author of the thriller, The Hardest of Ways, book one of the Cecelia Clark Series. She currently resides just outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, three children and their very protective boxer, the aptly named Havoc.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where I was heavily influenced by the novel, The Hunt for Red October, written by fellow Baltimorean Tom Clancy.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at about 10 or 11 after taking a literature class in middle school.
Cecelia Clark is on a personal mission to settle the score with anyone and everyone who was involved in the attacks on both her life and the lives of the Armor Team—an elite unit of ex-commandos sworn to protect her. Cecelia's hunt takes her into the heart of the Mediterranean Sea where she is forced to fend for herself, but she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Cecelia Clark and Gordon Hale are two people brought together through tragic and violent circumstances who learn from each other that family, freedom, and love aren't just worth dying for. But they're also worth killing for.