"I'm curious about Eden. Have you had any problems? I know two other authors who have books with that title and both received emails from a third author claiming the title was "his" and he would sue them if they didn't change…"
"I agree - the title needs at least a loose association. Mine all follow a theme which help build the series brand too. Too often crime writers seem to think as long as they include the word dead in the title, then that's OK and the rest…"
"Me. I started out reading and writing fantasy - but when I switched to crime and thriller territory, everything suddenly "clicked" and I felt that I'd found my voice. Plus I've worked in law enforcement my whole career, which…"
"I'm a complete pantser. That's the best bit - when it just seems to fall out onto the screen while bypassing my conscious brain entirely. When I'm living and breathing the story and can't think about anything else. I must be hell…"
"Interesting comment. That's the reason I never use my name on my books - only initials!
I do think a past is important though. It's the past that defines the present - that makes us who we are now. I read something recently - I really do…"
"Personally I really hate the mystery/detective and paranormal crossover that everybody adores these days. Just reading a back cover and finding that the detective is a shapeshifter, or there's a demon involved somewhere makes me chuck the book…"
"You can pick it up off a customised report. It doesn't tell you where it sold, but it does distinguish between an amazon sale and an expanded distribution sale - although that may be because all my amazon sales are from the UK site. No idea on…"
"Read Iain Rowan's One of Us for what I thought was a near-perfect portrayal of illegal immigrant Anna. Rowan has just the right voice, the lack of idioms and contractions and he doesn't let it slip for the entire novel. I was so impressed…"