Author T.A. (Tom) Webb Discusses His Writing Influences & Future Projects

Interviewed by Jon Michaelsen

Tom, thank you so much for taking time to answer some questions for members of the Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction facebook group. Glad to be aboard! Thanks.

 Let’s start off with where are you from and live now? I know you live in my city, HOTlanta, but am unsure what area.

I was born and raised here in the big city—in Doraville, then moved to Norcross when I was three. I’ve lived in the area (it’s a suburb north of Atlanta) ever since, except for a six month period I was in San Diego.

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As you probably know, writers rarely like to toot their own horns…lol, but what would you say is your greatest accomplishment so far? 

Huh. You’re right, I don’t really like to call attention to what I’ve done, but it’s one of those things you have to do to get noticed. LOL. I’d have to say the Pulp Friction series that Laura Harner, Lee Brazil and Havan Fellows and I started last year. We each write a novella every two months, alternating, and bring in each other’s characters. For the finale, we co-wrote a rather explosive story that brought all the loose ends together. It was fun, original and hugely successful.

Without getting too personal, would you share a little about your home life?

Sure. I have a home in Norcross, which I share with my ex-partner. I have a rescue dog, a Boston Terrier-chihuahua mix; I had three others that I raised since they were pups, but lost them all in the past eight months (they were all 13+ years old). Right now, I’m writing full-time, having some health issues that make working full time impossible. I’m single, always looking for someone that can put up with my grouchy self, and love love LOVE reading.

You are relatively new on the writing scene as I understand, but have quickly made your mark. What inspires and challenges you most in your writing? 

I think I’m most inspired by the new voices that keep showing up in the genre. So many people pooh-pooh those of us who choose to write gay romance, or gay mystery/action/adventure, but I have been very much impressed by the talent I’ve seen. It pushes me to be better, and to stretch outside the box with my next project.

And I have a small group of really good friends who challenge me every day. Will Parkinson and Laura Harner hunt me down and make sure I’m putting at least a paragraph down on paper. Even on those days I want to just watch Judge Judy, they make me think, and that’s the most important thing for me.

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You have released a very thrilling mystery/thriller series set in Atlanta known as the “Knight” series. In the first book, City Knight, ex-cop Marcus, who buried his heart years ago, is working the streets to keep them safe when he meets, Ben, who is also working the streets; selling himself for money. Both men collide very early on in a whirlwind suspenseful thriller that I could not put down. What influenced you to create such damaged characters as Marcus and Ben?  

It’ s funny—I had no idea what I was going to do as my part of the Pulp Friction series, and the four of us I talked about above had a conference meeting and hashed out the big picture. The series was to be set in Atlanta, it would feature cops, and they would all know each other. When I sat down to write, Marcus came through loud and clear. Then I started typing and Ben was there. He was young, a smart ass, but hurt so badly he’d shut himself off from love. Then Marcus was there, watching him and something in Ben called out to Marcus. Their backstories were there in the next moment—seriously—and they practically screamed in my head to be put together. I got criticized a little for how quickly they fell in love, but it had to happen that way. They sparked, then they had to get to know each other and the love held them together when their pasts tried to pull them apart.

You have also published the first in a planned series, The Broken Road Café, taking the story out of the big city and to the mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia. What was your inspiration for such a gorgeous setting?  

My parents used to take my little brother and me up to Helen and into the mountains every fall for picnics. Then I started renting cabins in Blue Ridge during the summer, and I just love the area. Laura asked me one day when I was griping about my frustrations with my job—what would you do if there weren’t any barriers? I’ve always wanted to own a restaurant, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to set it in the mountains where the people would have different kinds of mysteries and secrets? I started BRC the next day.

Can you provide readers an update on the next Broken Road Café installation?

Absolutely. I am about half-way through it, and working on it every day. I had surgery on my right hand and couldn’t type, and am healing up nicely and able to get back to work, so I am planning on a May release, June at the latest.

Have had you ever had to deal with homophobia after your gay novels are released, and if so, what form has it taken?

No, I haven’t. I’ve always tried to work with gay-friendly agencies, and the friends I have are very supportive of my writing. My first novel, Second Chances, is semi-autobiographical, and a lot of my family read it. I have seven brothers and sisters, and they sometimes are uncomfortable with my homosexuality, but I’ve learned to deal with it. At my age, and being the next to the youngest of eight, I tell them to fuck off and they do the same when we disagree. Then we hug it out. So it’s all good.

I know which living actor I would chose to portray the hunky protagonist, Marcus, from your Knight series in a movie – who would you pick? What about Ben?

I picture Clive Owen or George Clooney for Marcus. That look is just him. Although I could see Daniel Craig there too. For Ben? Hmm. Ryan Reynolds. Or Chris Evans. *sighs*

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Last question; With the Knight series and now The Broken Road Café series, you have chosen to end each novella with a cliffhanger, clearly a successful move for you. Have you had to deal with much backlash? (Such as the time I waited with baited breath for City Knight to release and when the last page was done, fired off an email to you demanding the next installment? J)

Oh yeah. People say they won’t buy the books until the whole series is out. Some of the reviews on Good Reads have been brutal. But for every one of them, there’s another person who says, God I hate you but I love Ben or Marcus or Dan, and I have to know NOW what happens. Broken Road Café actually had a very different ending, but I was threatened with bodily harm if I did what I wanted to do.

But seriously, I try to keep my readers engaged. I leave things open so they can play with my characters in their own minds. Most go Ah when the next installment does come out, and they are happy with what I do.

On behalf of the Facebook Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Group, thank you for giving us a little of your time today, answering questions fans of the genre want to know.

Thank you!!!

 

Find T.A. Webb on the web:

email AuthorTAWebb@aol.com, visit him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authortawebb, tweet him on Twitter @TomBearAtl, or visit his blog at www.tom-webb.blogspot.com

Meet Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Action/Adventure author, Eden Winters

Author Eden Winters interviewed by Jon Michaelsen;

Eden, thank you so much for taking time to answer some questions for members of the Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Facebook group.

Thanks for letting me be here.

Let’s start off with, where do you live?

I live in a very small town in upstate South Carolina.

As you probably know, writers rarely like to toot their own horns…lol, but what would you say is your greatest accomplishment? 

Personally? It’s tuning out the naysayers, writing and publishing a novel. Professionally? It’s the writers I’ve had the pleasure of encouraging, as a beta, editor, and friend, several of whom were like I once was, with stories to tell but having allowed people to convince me I wasn’t smart enough, educated enough, or anything thing else enough to become an author. It’s a great feeling to see someone who’s been discouraged spread their writer’s wings and fly. I love proving detractors wrong too. J Oh, and one of my books was a Lambda Award finalist, and several have won honors at the annual Rainbow Awards.

CollusionWithout getting too personal, would you share a little about your home life?

My two children are now grown and out on their own, so I live alone, the proud pet parent of two rescue cats. Thanks to my writing, I have made many friends within the US and beyond, and love to visit with them or invite them to my home.

Do you fly by the seat of your pants when writing or plot out your storylines in detail?

I am a pantser all the way. I may start with what I think is a sound design, but as my characters develop and take over the story, all my plans get tossed to the side.

Have had you ever had to deal with homophobia after your gay novels are released, and if so, what form(s) has it taken?

Mostly I’ve received some less than stellar comments by readers who didn’t realize my book starred a gay couple. I’ve also been asked “how can a woman write a gay man?”

You have a rather interesting trio of novels known to fans as the Diversion series in the mystery/thriller genre which specialize in pharmaceutical crime. Can you share a little about the series with us?

The series stars a royal pain in the ass, former drug trafficker who’s working off a ten-year sentence in service to the good guys. His time is almost up and he’s assigned to train his replacement. My hero, Lucky, doesn’t get close to anyone, and uses his snark and attitude to keep other at bay. College-educated, former Marine turned pharmacist Bo is everything Lucky is not: neat, compassionate, caring, vegetarian, and in Lucky’s eyes, too perfect. When on assignment together, they realize how much in common they really have.

Your Diversion series features pharmaceutical crime in each novel, as investigated by the Southeastern Narcotic Bureau. Do you have personal experience with the pharmaceutical industry? How do you go about your research for each novel?

My day job is in the pharmaceutical business and I read a lot of trade magazines. Far from being bored, I’m fascinated by the things going on in the industry that most people don’t know about, like drug shortages, pill mills, and cargo jackings. But when I read about a multi-million dollar drug shipment being stolen, eighteen-wheeler and all, in two minutes flat, something clicked and ideas began to form. I had intended Diversion to be a stand-alone about diverted drugs, but the articles kept coming, the ideas kept spinning, and along came Collusion, based on the ongoing US drug shortage crisis.

Although a lot of material for the books comes from my work knowledge, I still spend hours upon hours researching, as I’m a details kind of writer. In September I’ll attend a writer’s police academy to further hone my crime writing skills.

Corruption is the third novel in your Diversion series, which has SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger going undercover and joining a biker gang to investigate a designer drug that turns people violent. What was your inspiration for the plot? Do you have future novels in the series planned?

I’d been reading articles about designer drugs which, until recently, were sold over the counter. It was also time to bring Bo out of Lucky’s shadow and give him time to shine, even though the story is told from Lucky’s point of view. Through Lucky’s eyes we watch Bo become so ingrained in his undercover persona that at times he forgets who he really is. It’s also a wake-up call for Lucky. If he wants Bo in his life, he has to start meeting the man halfway.

I’m currently working on books four and five in the series, and hope to release the next installment later this year.

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Which living actor would you cast to play protagonist, former drug trafficker, Simon “Lucky” Harrison, from your Diversion mystery/thriller series and why? How about his partner, former marine and bedmate Bo Schollenberger?

Fans of the series have mentioned Matt Bomer, Tom Hardy, or Steve Amell (with dark contacts) for Bo, and Ben Foster, Colin Ferrell, or Ryan Gosling for Lucky. Someone else suggested Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, but only because he wanted to see them make out. Their boss, Walter, is based on a younger Brian Dennehy at about sixty-three.

Last question; can you share with us a little about your current release and/or WIP?

The tagline for Manipulation is: “Lucky Lucklighter has a new life. His old one wants him back.” Lucky’s past returns to haunt him in the form of a man he used to know. Will the thrill of the chase lead him back to a life of crime? He has some hard decisions to make in this book, and faces a lot of revelations. Look for it to publish in late summer or early fall.

Oh, and the first book in the series, Diversion, is being re-polished for a second edition, due to publish in May.

On behalf of the Facebook Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Group, thank you for giving us a little of your time today, answering questions fans of the genre want to know.

Thank you!

 

Find Eden Winters on the web:

www.edenwinters.com

Boystown 4: A Time For Secrets written by Marshall Thornton – A Review

BOYSTOWN 4: A TIME FOR SECRETS – Audio Version

Written by Marshall Thornton – Narration by Brad Langer

Review by Jon Michaelsen

In Boystown 4: A Time For Secrets, Marshall Thornton has penned the first full-length novel featuring tough, rough around the edges, at times jaded, former Chicago cop turned private detective, Nick Nowak, which is perhaps my favorite of the series thus far. A Time For Secrets contains a stunning mystery that reveals an older gentleman’s longing to learn whatever happened to his long lost lover, a decades old murder and a mix of Chicago politics; the novel is first rate and deftly written with enough twists, turns and red herrings to keep a reader flying through the pages to find out what happens.

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Also contained within the pages is further insight into the sometimes odd relationship between Nick and his cop-currently on medical leave-boyfriend, Bert Harker, who still has both feet firmly in the closet when it comes to his overbearing and unaccepting mother, Mrs. Harker. Unlike previous Nick Nowak stories, Thornton tosses in a budding friendship his lover, Harker, has with an ambitious young reporter with starry eyes, and seemingly ulterior motives. The boy inserts himself more and more into Nick and Harker’s home — and relationship — in the guise of learning more about the vicious Bughouse Slasher, the last case Harker was working before having to take medical leave as his health got worse.

The Bughouse Slasher case continues a story-arc that has existed since the release of the second Nick Nowak novel, Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries and comes to a head by the end of the novel when readers learn Harker has been secretly carrying on the investigation into discovering the identity of the serial killer, perhaps aided by the doe-eyed young reporter who has now inserted himself into Nick and Harker’s relationship. Not surprising, really, considering the time – early 80s – and the openness of most gay relationships of the time, but readers come away with a real sense of the deep love Nick has for Harker, especially when he is forced to face his own jealously, something even Nick didn’t think he could ever exhibit.

Once again, I listened to the unabridged audio book version. Boystown 4: A Time For Secrets. As I’ve said before, reading and/or listening to a Nick Nowak novel is like slipping on a well-worn leather coat, comfortable and warm and the same feelings holds throughout this novel. Nick Nowak continues his tough man, studly persona, while just beneath the surface he knows he must come to terms with his lover’s worsening health and be there to support Bert. Yet, it’s Harker who comes across stronger than Nick in this regard, working to prepare and provide support to his lover through the enviable, clear his conscience by finally coming out to his mother, and to enjoy what remains of his life.

Narrator, Brad Langer, who has narrated the previous Nick Nowak mysteries, has become Nick Nowak to me. His voice is perfect for the series and I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role. Not only can I highly recommend Boystown 4: A Time For Secrets, but I can also assure any reader of mysteries the entire Nick Nowak mystery series is destined to become a classic, ranked up there with the likes of Michael Nava’s Henry Rios, Richard Stevenson’s Donald Stratchy and Greg Herren’s Chanse MacLeod series.

Award Winning author Josh Lanyon Discusses his Gay Mystery/Thriller Novels

Author Josh Lanyon interviewed by Jon Michaelsen

Josh, thank you so much for taking time to answer some questions for members of the Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Facebook group. 

Let’s start off with, where do you live?

I live in sunny Southern California. So Cal is pretty much its own world. You have the extremes of Beverly Hills, the movie industry, and then very remote, redneck areas — which is where I live now.

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As you probably know, writers rarely like to toot their own horns, but what would you say is your greatest accomplishment? 

I think my greatest accomplishment is simply being able to support myself comfortably as a writer of fiction. That’s actually pretty rare, even these days. I’m able to do what I love for a living and I’m my own boss. How many people can say that? And on top of that, I’m successful enough at it to be able to help out my parents and family when they need it. That means a lot to me.

Without getting too personal, would you share a little about your home life?

I have a very patient and very supportive SO. Mostly my life revolves around work. I pretty much work all the time. Even my vacations are based on places I plan to write about. When I’m not writing, I’m dealing with all the other stuff: translations, audio books, the details of publishing, marketing, promotion. My work is my passion. That said, I’m trying to be better at taking evenings and weekends off.

Do you fly by the seat of your pants when writing or plot out your storylines in detail?

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I plan things out, but not in detail. I like a general outline. It keeps the story focused and on track. But the details change because the story naturally evolves as it grows. The best part of storytelling is giving yourself over to that tide of imagination, letting it sweep you along. I love that creative rush. But I still like to keep an eye on the coastline.

Have had you ever had to deal with homophobia after your gay novels are released, and if so, what forms has it taken?

I get the occasional piece of hate mail, and I’ve been turned down for a few projects, but I use a pen name so my personal and professional life stay separate. I have more trouble with stalkers than anything.

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Which novel and/or series was the most fun to write?

Well, they all have their pleasures and their pains. The Adrien English series was the first series I wrote, and so there was a beautiful freedom in not having a clue about what I was doing. Plus I feel a sentimental attachment to Adrien and Jake. The Holmes & Moriarity stories are classically structured mysteries, so that’s fun and intellectually satisfying. And the Dangerous Ground series is very much pulp fiction action-adventure. Those are the easiest to write because of their high octane episodic nature and the focus on emotions and sex.

The Adrien English mystery series is by far what fans have come to know you for. Why did you choose to end the series with the release of The Dark Tide?

This is where keeping an eye on the coastline is useful. J  All the major character arcs and plot lines are resolved by the end of The Dark Tide. For me, that’s the signal to bring a series to a close. I wanted to go out on a high note.

It’s not easy though, which is why most writers wait too long to pull the plug. We all come to love these characters and the worlds we’ve created. It’s tempting to stay just a while longer. But the danger of waiting too long is that sales start to decline, and there is actually less interest in your new projects because you’ve already started to lose the attention of all but your most fanatical readers.  It’s tricky because it takes a while to build interest and readership for a series, so it can be hard to tell whether you’re still growing or whether interest is already slipping!

You are a stunningly prolific writer, with several ongoing series, stand-alone novels and short story releases? How do you manage both writing and self-promotion so seamlessly?       

See above — in particular, that part about not having a home life. J  You can’t have it all. For me, it’s the personal stuff that gets shortchanged.

Fair Game is my favorite mystery/thriller novel you’ve written. (You knew I’d have to ask since I’ve bugged you before!) Is there a sequel in the works with ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills?

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Yes, indeed. Carina Press is publishing Fair Play, the sequel to Fair Game, in November of this year. (JM-OMG! I can’t wait; I so loved Fair Game and always felt it needed a sequel.) Have you considered a serial with Elliot Mills?

I never really thought about Elliot Mills as a series character. He didn’t have much in the way of unresolved issues at the end of Fair Game — and his relationship with Tucker Lance is pretty straightforward. But I loved the story possibilities of his father’s radical past, and so that’s what drives Fair Play. Also Tucker’s background seemed like it might have some interesting possibilities. But I think after Fair Play, that will be it.          

Last question; can you share with us a little about your current release and/or WIP?StrangerontheShore

I’ve got an M/M romantic suspense novel coming out from Carina Press on May 5th. It’s called Stranger on the Shore, and it’s about a young reporter who is invited to a decaying Long Island estate to investigate a long-ago kidnapping. Most of the family does not want him poking around — and someone is willing to do pretty much anything to stop him.

On behalf of the Facebook Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Group, thank you for giving us a little of your time today, answering questions fans of the genre want to know.

Thanks for inviting me, Jon! 

Find Josh Lanyon on the web:

Website: http://www.joshlanyon.com/

Blog: http://joshlanyon.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @JoshLanyon

Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-Lanyon-Fan-Page/107401402656849?ref=hl

Multi-genre Author, Playwright and Publisher, Geoffrey Knight sits down with me

Author, playwright & Publisher, Geoffrey Knight interviewed by Jon Michaelsen

Geoffrey, thank you so much for taking time to answer some questions for members of the Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Facebook group.  (Full disclosure – Geoffrey Knight is one of the publishers of Wilde City Press, which currently has released two of my novels) 

Let’s start off with, where do you live?

I live on an island in Far North Queensland, Australia, right on the Great Barrier Reef. I moved here from Sydney almost two years ago and I have no intention of ever going back. Don’t get me wrong, I love cosmopolitan life and the energy of big cities. But you can’t beat walking the dogs every day on a perfect, deserted beach with a calm tropical sea as blue as the sky.

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As you probably know, writers rarely like to toot their own horns…lol, but what would you say is your greatest accomplishment? 

I guess my books are my greatest accomplishment. Writing a novel isn’t easy. As we all know it takes a lot of hard work and discipline and imagination. But most of all it takes courage. You’re pouring your heart and sweat onto the page for the whole world to praise or rip to shreds. There will be people who will like what you create… and there will be people who will hate it. It’s inevitable that your hard work will be trashed by someone out there. You will be called some terrible things, you will be abused, mocked and have your ego crushed. Rejection is hard for anyone, let alone when you’ve worked night and day and emptied your soul into something. But we’re writers because we write. We tell stories because it’s what we’re born to do. And finishing those stories and putting them out there for the world to admire or hate, for better or worse, now that’s a real accomplishment.

Without getting too personal, would you share a little about your home life?

I live with my three dogs and two cats, which is quite a houseful of pets. My partner Brett lives on the mainland in a city called Townsville which is about a half hour ferry ride. We tend to spend one weekend on the mainland, then one on the island. Brett is quite high up in disability care and has a very demanding job, so when it comes to the weekend we try to unwind as much as possible, taking the dogs to the beach, watching DVDs, going to the basketball, cooking or going out for dinner. We have lots of great friends so it’s always nice catching up with them for a barbie or a swim at someone’s pool. It’s pretty much hot all year round in Far North Queensland so we’re never far from someone’s pool.

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Do you fly by the seat of your pants when writing or plot out your storylines in detail?

I plot till I drop! Everything has to be completely planned out. I’d love to be one of those writers who can make it up as I go along, but I think with some genres – in particular actions and thrillers – that’s very hard to do. Knowing where the next twist is coming from and when a clue needs to be planted is extremely important. Having said that, one thing I do like to do is put my characters in a dire situation with no idea how to get them out of it. I figure if I don’t know how to save them, the reader won’t be able to guess what will happen next. It’s a great way to raise tension plus it makes me think twice as hard trying to come up with a creative way to save their arses.

Have had you ever had to deal with homophobia after your gay novels are released, and if so, what forms has it taken?

No, I’ve been very lucky never to have had to deal with that. If anything it’s the opposite. People are delightfully intrigued when they find out what I write. They find it fascinating. Some don’t take it very seriously, but they still love to talk about it. And no matter how many times I tell people that I write several different genres in gay fiction, I always get labeled as a “gay porn writer”. I used to get annoyed but nobody means any harm by it, so I go with the flow now. If that’s the best way they can deal with it and describe it, then that’s okay with me. At least they’re trying in their own way to get their head around it and accept it, and I have to take my hat off to anyone willing to accept new things.

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Harm’s Way is a mystery/suspense novel I am dying to read which has a unique plot I don’t think I’ve ever read anywhere, especially not with a gay theme. What influenced you to write Zach Taylor’s story?

Years ago a friend of mine told me she had a dream that she discovered her father was a serial killer, and her first reaction was to question whether that would be something you inherit. It was only a dream, but I thought it would make for a great story, so I wrote it… but I have a confession to make: Harm’s Way was originally written as a straight thriller. I wrote the first version way back when I wanted to be the next James Patterson, in the days before I turned to gay fiction. I like that story a lot, but it didn’t really jump out as a straight thriller. Then one day, after I found some success as a gay fiction writer, I decided to turn the main protagonist in Harm’s Way from a straight woman into a gay man. The process was a lot more complicated than I initially thought, it was so much more than changing “she” to “he”. Men react to situations and dialogue very differently – both emotionally and psychologically. It gave the entire story a very different vibe, and I think it’s even better than before. There was also the added element of the daughter. A gay character with a child completely changed the back story of that character and their sense of self. I was stunned (in a good way) at how different the story became and the issues I needed to address. It made the book so much more layered.

Not many readers of your novels realize that you, along with author, Ethan Day, started a new publishing company almost a year ago? You currently own and operate your own advertising and design company, so what possessed you to start Wilde City Press? Can the members of Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction expect to see more releases with mystery, suspense/thriller themes? WildeCity

This month marks our first birthday, it’ll be a year on April 16, so we’re very excited about that! I love design and advertising, but I love writing so much more, and starting Wilde City felt like a great way to combine the two. I wasn’t sure how I’d go, but I really love publishing. I love dealing with all our wonderful authors and readers beyond the realm of my own books. And yes you can expect LOTS more thrillers and mysteries being released by Wilde City this year. This month alone we’ve got some delicious, dark tales such as Clipped by Devon McCormack, Breathless by Alex Morgan and a superb thriller called The Next by new author Rafe Haze, which is like a sexy, sinister, gay version of Hitchcock’s Rear Window. There’s lots of thrills to look forward to this year!

You have an incredible action/adventure, romantic thriller, mystery/suspense series known to fans as Fathom’s Five, which include the novels, The Cross of the Sins, The Riddle of the Sands and The Curse of the Dragon Gold. Can you share a little about how your self-confessed nomadic life influenced the development of this series?     

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Thanks for the compliment, I do love the Fathom’s Five books. And yes, I love traveling so wherever I go I look for the adventure in a place, whether it’s a marketplace in the Middle East or a snow-covered mountain or a remote island. Of course, I haven’t visited every exotic location that my Fathom’s Five boys have been to. But that’s when research and imagination come into play.

My favorite mystery/suspense novel written by you (and fellow writer, Ethan Day) is To Catch a Fox. (You knew I’d have to ask this next question!) Is there a sequel in the works with the enigmatic and sexy, Jon Fox?

Haha, yes I knew I wasn’t going to dodge that bullet. And yes there is a sequel in the works called A Fox in the Hole which will hopefully be ready later this year. This book will be a lot creepier than the first with a main focus on the spooky things that go on in New Orleans, including the evil work of the book’s main villain, a Voodoo Queen named Sister Sacrifice. And yes, we’ll be putting Jon in lots of bad situations and then try to figure out how to get him the hell out of there. The opening scene sees him drugged and being buried alive (hence the title A Fox in the Hole). How he gets out of that… well you’ll just have to wait and see.

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Last question; can you share with us a little about your current release and/or WIP?

Well A Fox in the Hole is top of the list, along with the third instalment in my action series Drive Shaft which is called Drive Shaft 3: Russian Roulette. I’m also working on my sexy gay Tarzan-inspired adventure novel, Zan of the Apes. After that I think I’d like to do a comedy. I actually love writing comedy, I had so much fun writing Guess Who’s Coming At Dinner, I’d love to do something quirky and fun like that again. Aside from those I have about a thousand other projects I’m working on at any given time. Who knows which one will bust out of the gates first!

On behalf of the Facebook Gay Mystery-Thriller-Suspense Fiction Group, thank you for giving us a little of your time today, answering questions fans of the genre want to know.

Thank you so much for having me, Jon. This interview was a lot of fun! Keep writing and reading everyone, and if you want some great mysteries and thrillers, we have a stack over at wildecity.com – hope to see you there! 🙂

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Find Geoffrey Knight on the web:

www.wildecity.com