What do you find to be the biggest challenge, as an author?
The greatest challenge that I currently have is time. I find inspiration everywhere and never run out of ideas, but getting enough time to write them all down is a challenge.
Tell me about your favorite scene in your novel?
In Kiss of Death, Lee has been beaten down and a stranger comes up. The way he talks, you have hope that somebody is finally going to help the poor guy, then boom, the unthinkable happens.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I write my books from multiple viewpoints. An example is not only the killer, but the cop that is hunting him. Generally, I find that multiple viewpoints are more interesting for me as a writer.
Talk about spooky. The cover of “Kiss of Death” makes you think twice about going out in the rain. What did you want to deliver to readers with your latest thriller/crime story?I wanted to write a good old fashioned thriller. The kind of book that keeps you guessing who did it and what’s going to happen next. It’s my hope that at the end of the book the reader says, “how did I miss that?”
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
That’s a hard one. Stephen King is obviously a great influence and I always enjoy his books, but also have a couple lesser known authors that influence me and my writing. Rayne Hall has a Writers Craft series that I find myself always referring to over and over again. Charles Barnett has a book called The Deepest Sea. It’s still one of my all time favorite books and I admire his writing style.