Blood on His Hands | Infinity Publishing | Suspense/Thriller | May 8 2009
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If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Don't want to second guess myself after all the rewrites and changes. I think I said it the way I needed to.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Currently I am reading just about everything that two authors write, Lee Childs and Jim Crace.
Two totally different styles, but both, funnily enough, Englishmen like myself.
Childs of course writes the Jack Reacher stories, while Crace is a little more involved and does not have one particular protagonist or continuous storyline but is just a fine teller of tales.
Do you have a specific writing style?
No holds-barred, in your face! I don't hold back on the subject at hand. You are going to get a pretty graphic 'photo'. I do not however believe that just because one is a writer of a specific genre that proper use of language should be abandoned.
Do you see writing as a career?
One always hopes that your next book is the one that the publisher and the public will discover and I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing than cranking out a booka year for the rest of my life.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
My interest in reading came first. You have to be able to read to write well. I literallu have been a reader all my life. My mother, a pre-school teacher, had me reading at three years old. By the time I was ten my school essays where eight to ten pages in length and I knew that some day I would write a book.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Everyone has a story tell your own and get a good editor... and I don't mean your spouse. I have read a couple of novels recently for review purposes that yoiu could tell the wife talked him into writing down the guy's 'war-stories' and then put her own slant on it during the editing process!
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?
I'm sure my mother is very proud though I'm not sure she approves of some of the adult content! My style is not exactly a Miss Marples cozy!
Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do?
I work full time still, as a debt collector! My dream is to be able to spend the day hunched in front of my own computer not the one in my office however.
What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?
I do not sit with a specific outline. I know who the main character is, and a little of anidea of what I want him/her to be able to do and then just let the creative voices come to me. For instance the book I am currently writing, MANACLED, is about a police detective in Tucson, Nate Duarte. I have spent several hours with local law enforcement and border patrol agents learning about what their job involves so my character is more beleivable.
Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing? If so what is it and please describe it. (Pen, Coffee Cup, Pet, Blanket, Chair)
Makers Mark over ice, my new affliction
Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example..get coffee, blanket, paper, pen and a comfy place
Quiet.. turn the bloody washing machine off.. not even white noise!
What main genre do you write in?
Suspense / Mystery
Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to tell folks about my novel, Blood on His Hands. I love hearing from readers and my website allows them to e-mail me directly to tell me if they enjoyed reading my book.