Hello everyone! We apologize for the delay in posting the answers for the June Author Interview. So, we had four awesome writers from the Murder Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror genre participating in the group interview. It’s time to reveal the answers from them for all 7 questions we had asked them before.
Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your author friends from The Memoirs/Biography genre to participate in the next group interview.
The very first question we asked to all 4 authors is “Do you usually write this genre or do you also write anything else other than mystery and thriller?” and let’s see what else inspired all of them to write.
1) Author #1: J. J. DiBenedetto
Right now, this is the story that’s in my head, so it’s what I’m writing. I didn’t set out to write this genre – it’s just what came to me. Before I started the Dream Series books, I thought of myself first as a science fiction writer (or at least that’s what I hoped I could do!).
2) Author #2: Fran Veal
I really love mystery and thriller, but I also write in other genres, such as YA – primarily coming of age. In fact, sometimes (okay, usually) my stories are YA Mystery/Thriller/Coming of Age. How’s that for a genre?
3) Author #3: Jim Strait
I began writing professionally by spending eight weeks in the state of Missouri where I drove 8,500 miles, visited over 300 venues, spoke to many hundreds of Missourians, took 2,700 pictures, and then sat down for three months to write “Weird Missouri”. It’s a travel guide to Missouri’s local legends and best kept secrets. It was a very nice way to enter the field of professional writing, being one of the family of a very successful line of “Weird” titles. That experience provided some momentum for me to write my first novel, “Deja vu All Over Again”…an action adventure novel taking place during the final 57 hours before the calendar turned 12-21-2012. I’ve since written two additional action adventure stories, “WORLD WAR III, Not How You Imagined” released in May 2014, and “Thomas Jefferson is Missing” to be released during the 2106 US presidential campaign. I’m currently working on another action title, “Vector”.
4) Author #4: Kelli Sue Landon
Only the mystery/thriller genre mixed with light comedy or horror.
So, what do you think of mystery/thriller/suspense writers? Do you think they write good stories from other genre? Share your thoughts below. I look forward to reading your comments below.
Next, we will be revealing the answers for question #2 which is “Who is your favorite mystery/suspense/thriller writer of all time?”
Stay tuned for the next post! Thank you! 🙂