ACTION | ADVENTURE FICTION INTERVIEWS

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Sept 1 2022

2018

SIMON GERVAIS

Author 

Simon Gervais is a former federal agent specializing in protective operations and counterterrorism. He spent nearly twenty years in the military and in law enforcement. His assignments took him all over Europe and the Middle East. He's the New York Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author of 4 exciting thriller series. Simon divides his time between Ottawa and The Bahamas. He lives with his wife and two children. He's an avid boater and skier.

About the Interview:

Interview with Simon Gervais about his book The Last Sentinel 

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Aug 25, 2022

2018

JONATHAN WOODS

Author 

I am the author of the collection of noir crime stories Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem which won a 2011 Spinetingler Award for Best Crime Short Story Collection and was a featured book at the 2010 Texas Book Festival. Except for Maracaibo, I have been to every location where the nineteen stories in Bad Juju are set.

My crime novel A Death in Mexico was named one of the five top debut crime novels of 2012 by the indie BookPeople Bookstore in Austin, Texas. My website is: http://www.southernnoir.com/

My new collection of crime stories, coming from New Pulp Press in March 2014, is called Phone Call from Hell & Other Tales of the Damned. If you got a phone call from Charles Manson, what would you do?

About the Interview:

Interview with Jonathan Woods about his latest book Hog Wild 

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Aug 24, 2022

2018

BRIAN FREEMAN

Author 

Jason Bourne has faced many killers before, but none as dangerous or as cruelly inventive as the assassin who calls himself Lennon. Bourne thought he had Lennon cornered in Iceland, only to have the killer escape in a fiery explosion. Now Lennon’s trail leads Bourne to New York and then to Washington – and the body count rises with each deadly encounter.
But who is Lennon working for? Bourne believes the assassin has a shadowy new employer called the Pyramid. The only clue to the group’s agenda is a young German woman murdered in Washington on her way to a covert meeting. But the woman’s entire identity turns out to be a lie, and news reports of her death have been strangely twisted and suppressed.
Finding the truth about this woman may be Bourne’s only chance to catch Lennon – and uncover the conspiracy behind the Pyramid. But the chase comes with high stakes. Bourne’s former
lover, journalist Abbey Laurent, is digging into the mystery too, and Jason’s perilous battle against Lennon and the Pyramid will soon put Abbey in the assassin’s crosshairs.
Bourne will need to use every bit of his tradecraft and his genius for mayhem to expose this web of lies and murder before Lennon kills the woman he loves.

About the Interview:

Interview with Brian Freeman about his latest book Bourne Sacrifice

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July 26, 2022

2018

JULIE CLARK

Author 

Julie Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of The Ones We Choose and The Last Flight, which was also a #1 international bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and a golden doodle with poor impulse control.

Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be―a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she's done, you've likely lost everything.

Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat's long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg's true target is.

About the Interview:

Interview with Julie Clark about her latest book The Lies I Tell : A Novel

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May 19, 2022

2018

JACK LEAVERS

Author 

Jack Leavers is a former Royal Marine with over thirty-years’ experience spread across the military, private security, corporate investigations, maritime counter-piracy, and risk management. His varied career has included numerous deployments to conflict zones around the world such as Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, trouble spots in Africa, and the Somali pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean.

The follow up to Appetite for Risk sees ex-bootneck John Pierce return to face a ruthless enemy in Africa.

Don't Play Dead with Vultures will be published on 28th April 2022.

Jack is normally based in London, UK, but finds he’s at his most productive writing-wise when deployed overseas. Trips to Iraq and Africa beckon and a third book is in the works.

Website: jackleavers.com

Twitter: @jackleavers

About the Interview:

Interview with Jack Reavers about his latest book Don’t Play Dead with Vultures: If you’ve got to go… go hard

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June 20, 2022

2018

SCOTT SPACEK

Author 

Originally from Cleveland, Scott Spacek has lived in China for most of the last two decades, working as a technology executive and advisor to leading corporations and governmental organizations. He attended Harvard University and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Teaching at an elite university in Beijing after college provided revealing details for CHINA HAND, his first novel.

About the Interview:

Interview with Scott Spacek about his first book China Hand

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June 23, 2022

2018

KIM HAYS

Author 

Kim Hays is a dual citizen (Swiss/US) who has made her home in Bern since she married a Swiss. Before that, she lived in San Juan, Vancouver, and Stockholm, as well as the US South, the East Coast, and California. She has worked in a wide variety of jobs, from factory forewoman to director of a small nonprofit, and, in Switzerland, from university lecturer in sociology to cross-cultural trainer at several multinational firms. She has a BA from Harvard and a PhD from University of California-Berkeley.

Kim began writing mysteries when her son left for college. PESTICIDE, the first book in the Linzer and Donatelli series, was shortlisted for the 2020 Debut Dagger award by the Crime Writers' Association.

About the Interview:

Interview with Kim Hays about her latest book Pesticide 

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June 20, 2022

2018

L.M. WEEKS 

Author 

L. M. (“Mark”) Weeks is uniquely qualified to write this international legal thriller. Like Torn, (the protagonist in Bottled Lightning) Mark was born in Alaska and for many years has practiced law in Tokyo, representing technology companies from all over the world in connection with their fundraising, intellectual property matters, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and related disputes. For more than10 years, Mark was the Managing Partner of the Tokyo office of the global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

About the Interview:

Interview with L.M. Weeks  about his latest book Bottled Lightning

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July 13, 2021

2018

DAVID SOBEL

Author 

PRIMORDIAL is a Crichton-like thriller that centers on the plights of two scientists separated by decades and borders but united in their obsessive quests for the physical location of the soul.Jonas, a hospital attorney, begins to suspect that someone is targeting patients in his hospital. With the help of two residents, his search for answers will bring him face to face with a killer.

About the Interview:

Interview with David Sobel about his latest books Primordial

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MAY 11, 2022

2018

E.C. HANES

Author 

Eldridge C. Hanes—Redge to his friends—was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia, and then from Duke University in 1967 with a BA in Economics. He graduated from the Army Combat Engineering Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir in June of 1968 and served three years of active duty, the last of which was in the Republic of Vietnam and earned him the Bronze Star. After the army, Redge worked seven years for Hanes Corporation and then left to start Xpres Corporation, which eventually became The Russ Companies, for whom Redge served as chairman for three years before retiring in 2011. In addition to his business interests, he has served on a number of boards in the education, environmental and arts fields. Redge has published two novels, Billy Bowater and Justice by Another Name, in addition to contributing essays and articles to various publications. His essay “Helen of Marion” appeared in the recent UNC Press anthology, Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South.

About the Interview:

Interview with E.C. Hanes  about his latest book The Bus to Beulah: A Novel

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Oct 1, 2021

2018

DANIELLA BERNETT

Author 

Daniella Bernett is a member of the Mystery Writers of America New York Chapter and the International Thriller Writers. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Journalism from St. John’s University. LEAD ME INTO DANGER, DEADLY LEGACY, FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, A CHECKERED PAST, WHEN BLOOD RUNS COLD and OLD SINS NEVER DIE are the books in the Emmeline Kirby-Gregory Longdon mystery series. VIPER'S NEST OF LIES will be released September 18, 2021. She also is the author of two poetry collections, TIMELESS ALLURE and SILKEN REFLECTIONS

About the Interview:

Interview with Daniella Bernett about her latest book Viper's Nest of Lies

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Aug 25, 2022

2018

JONATHAN WOOD 

Author 

Ray Puzo, ex-Special Forces sniper, is hired to rid the vast Cross Bar cattle ranch in South Texas of its feral hog problem. Due to radiation and other pollution the hogs have become super-brainy. Faced with extinction, the hogs organize and fight back. Humans and hogs face off in an epic battle between good and evil—but who is good and who is evil is an open question.
Besides leading the charge against the hog uprising, Ray must navigate the Byzantine politics of the ranch’s eccentric aristocracy, including:

  • Mrs. Amanda Cross, reptilian ranch matriarch;

  • Ned Cross, her queer son;

  • Loretta Cross, her crackpot nympho daughter;

  • Old man Cross, paralyzed by a bullet through his spine;

And a supporting cast of cowpokes, vaqueros, schemers and ne’er-do-wells.
Part pulp noir. Part dystopian Gothic western. Part satiric magic realism antiwar sex farce, Hog Wild is the illegitimate offspring of a ménage à trois between and among Orwell’s Animal Farm, George Miller’s The Road Warrior and Verna Bloom of Animal House and High Plains Drifter fame.

About the Interview:

Interview with Jonathan Woods about his latest book Hog Wild: or singin' them Jihog Blues

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MAY 10, 2021

2018

ALMA KATSU

Author 

Alma Katsu’s books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, been featured in the NY Times and Washington Post, been nominated and won multiple prestigous awards, and appeared on numerous Best Books lists including NPR, the Observer, Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, Goodreads, and Amazon.

RED WIDOW is her first spy novel, the logical marriage of her love of storytelling with her 30+ year career in intelligence. As an intelligence officer, Ms. Katsu worked at several federal agencies as a senior analyst where she advised policymakers and military commanders on issues of national security. The last third of her government career was spent in emerging technologies and technology forecasting. She was also a senior technology policy analyst for the RAND Corporation and continues as an independent consultant and technology futurist, advising clients in government and private industry.

About the Interview:

Interview with Alma Katsu about her latest books Red Widow