Who or what influenced your writing once you began? I’ve always been somewhat influenced by Stephen King and Dean Koontz, as they were my favorite authors when I was growing up.
Who or what influenced your writing over the years? Again, King, Koontz, as well as things I had experienced in my life. I always wanted to be an actor as well, so I wrote some stage plays and a few screenplays in my life. Of course when I wrote those, I was young and they weren’t at all good, but that’s okay. With each piece of work, if one learns from the experience and the comments and criticisms, one can get better and hone his or her craft.
What made you want to be a writer? I enjoy putting my thoughts and ideas down on paper and putting my creativeness to good use. I’ve read a lot in my life and I see what other write and get published. Some of what I have read I think is crap and most is quite good. If others can do it, then why not me?
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? I think that would be getting serious about it, devoting the time and effort into it and not letting yourself get sidetracked by what others think, or by procrastination. Self-doubt can play into things, if you let it.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? I think it taught me that I wasn’t just a fluke writer. It was something that I thought out and put together and saw it through to the end. Actually, not the end, since it was the first in a series. It proved to me that I truly am serious about my work and that I believe in myself.
Nick Ambrose, aspiring author and recovering alcoholic is on the verge of success. His first book is a hit and opening doors for him. He’s met Sera, young, beautiful and seems to be the girl of his dreams. Life is good. What could possible go wrong?
“Dark, cold, trembling. Where was I? I shook my head and slowly the black turned to a dull grey. I opened my eyes and strained to see something – anything. My head throbbed as if a ping hammer was constantly pounding from the inside. The more I concentrated and tried to focus, the more I felt the pain in my head. It was overwhelming, and there seemed nothing I could do to overcome it. Why was I hurting so? The tumultuous angst was indescribable. I seemed totally immobilized, body, mind and soul. Where could I obtain help? Was there anyone out there?”
Barry, Nick’s best friend is MIA and Nick now finds himself all alone. Demons from his past now come crashing into the fray, challenging all that Nick has worked so hard for. Could even Houdini find an escape from the binds that tie?
Genre - Thriller/Romance
Rating – R
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