Author Interviews - Get to Know your Favorite Fiction Authors!
Faey Bonne is a collaborative pseudonym used by affianced authors John Riley and Felicity Partington. They wanted to branch out and explore a more magical world, creating stories and narratives which subtly entwine. So began their Twisted Tales series. Letting their imaginations delve to the darkest of places and spinning popular stories into unrecognisable adult stories.
What happens when normal people, people with flaws, problems, undesirable traits end up mixed with magic? Can 'happily ever after' really be the end? And surely, happily ever after is subjective? One woman's happily ever is another's nightmare. What happens to the villains? If the good guys are perfectly good and the bad guys are perfectly evil it's clean cut. What happens when the good guys have flaws, or make bad choices? When the bad guys do bad things for good reasons? There’s so many shades of grey between black and white and we wanted to explore them all.
"We don't want to read about perfect people getting a perfect ending. We want to read about genuine characters coming head first with emotions, fears, magic and monsters and reacting accordingly. We want to read about things going wrong, about bad decisions. And since we couldn't find them, we wrote them." Faey Bonne
Faey Bonne interview
Bonnie Turner, one of the few remaining members of the Greatest Generation, was born at the height of the Great Depression. Currently residing in Wisconsin, she is a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. Her interests are many and varied, including astronomy, geography, history, yoga, philosophy, psychology, metaphysics and parapsychology. She's a self-educated jack-of-all-trades, a Mensa *almost*, a classical music and jazz fusion aficionado.
Bonnie Turner interview
Peter Best was born in the North East of England in the beginning of the sixties. Albeit the son of a shipyard worker, Peter was brought up in a mining community until the age of eight when for some reason or another somebody made the decision, the community should be uprooted and moved to a place called Cramlington on the outskirts of Newcastle.
After his time in school he served an apprenticeship working mainly on building sites working as an electrician, which he hated by the way. However, as Peter always looks on the positive side of things, he was pleased he did. It was on these building sites where he came across many different characters who he was pleased to call his friends.
"Real people," he called them. And so it turned out that many of these so called real people, and others of course, featured quite strongly in his novels. Of course it was not just the people he met on the sites. Over the years Peter has come across various different characters on his travels, many of them have played their part in working their way into his mind, and into his novels.
In 1996 he married for the second time to a young German girl, and soon afterwards moved to the south of England to start a new life.
Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out as planed, so he upped sticks again and moved to Wiesbaden in Germany to help support his wife as she pushed at her career as a doctor. Peter fell in love with the culture of his new surroundings, especially the culture of one of his neighbouring counties, Bavaria.
However, as they say all good things come to an end and he moved back to England. It was at this time when his writing started to come together. Over the next few years Peter started to string together his thoughts and ideas for The Burden of Truth and its sequel. He now lives with his wife and daughter in a small seaside town in Essex called Frinton on Sea.
Frinton, along with its neighboring town, Walton on the Naze, both feature in his novel, The Burden of Truth.
Peter Best interview
Sunanda J. Chatterjee
Sunanda J. Chatterjee is an American writer from California whose books have constantly been in the top 100 Amazon list both in the USA and India. She writes literary fiction.
Her themes include romantic sagas, family dramas, immigrant experience, women’s issues, and medicine. She loves extraordinary love stories and heartwarming tales of duty and passion.
Sunanda J. Chatterjee interview
Northumbrian born author, L.J. Ross, lawyer turned writer, is the bestselling author of several crime fiction detective novels with DCI Ryan as the central character with some romance thrown in for good measure. Her debut novel, Holy Island was well-received and over the last two years, she has written five more novels. She currently lives in Bath, London with her family.
L J Ross interview
Chris Fox is a well-known entrepreneur and bestselling, American author of paranormal fantasy and science fiction. Among fellow authors he is better known for his non-fiction book series, Write Faster, Write Smarter, that includes, Write to Market and the equally popular publication: Six Figure Author; Using Data to Sell More Books. All of which I recommend serious authors to read! He went from a job as a debt collector, which he hated, to teaching himself how to develop software apps that eventually led him to a great job in the coveted Silicon Valley. Chris is not just a man of vision, but he is a great analyst who puts his money where his mouth is! One Stop Fiction is thrilled that he agreed to this interview.
Chris Fox interview
I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1954. I went by the unpronounceable name of Joy Houiellebecq until my marriage in 1984, when I became Joy Mutter. I gained a graphic design degree at Coventry University before living in Kent for over twenty years where I worked as a graphic designer. I am now amicably divorced with a married daughter who lives in Croydon. She is deputy editor on a magazine.
Since 2007, I've written, designed, published, and marketed ten books single-handed, which makes me an indie author. In 2015, I decided to publish all my books on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. Two are also available as audiobooks on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
After developing a chronic back condition (a permanent, inoperable slipped disc) in 2012, not wishing to claim disability benefits, I took the bold, some might say foolhardy action of selling my terraced house in Kent and moving to the north of England to buy a cheaper house. I did this, plus cashing in my small private pension, to fund my long-held ambition to become a full-time published author. I’ve spent the last five years, including weekends and holidays, writing, designing, and publishing my ten books on Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and some audiobook editions.
My first three books are autobiographical and form the Mug Trilogy. Then followed Potholes and Magic Carpets, a contemporary character-driven novel following the tangled lives of four couples. Random Bullets, my personal favourite, is a contemporary crime thriller with a paranormal twist. Also in 2015, I wrote, designed and published my only non-fiction book, the fully colour-illustrated Living with Postcards.
In February 2016, I published a baker's dozen of my short stories, called Her demonic Angel, written in various genres. There's bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. Her Demonic Angel is available in paperback and Kindle as well as an audiobook that I narrated myself. The audiobook is for sale on Amazon, Audible.co.uk, and also on iTunes.
In 2016, I published Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions of another contemporary thriller with a paranormal twist, The Hostile.
I also intend making audiobook editions of at least a couple more of my fiction books in the future. In December 2016, I published Holiday for The Hostile, book two in The Hostile. series. Book three, The Hostile Game, was published in April 2017. I'm currently writing book four of The Hostile series, Confronting The Hostile.
Joy Mutter interview
Bloodhound Books is a digital publisher of crime and thriller fiction started by a husband and wife team. To date we have sold over a million books, have 20 international top 100 bestsellers and now have a stable of nearly 50 authors.
I am a writer of psychological thrillers and have published 5 books to date. Being a writer is what led me to start the company with my husband, who has expertise in marketing.
The company has gone from strength to strength, over the three years it has been up and running, and we are now launching an imprint for women’s fiction.
Betsy Reavley interview
Salve! (I’m in Italy and that means hi!) Thank you for inviting me on your site. My name is Angela Petch and I have self-published two novels so far, both set in and around the beautiful Tuscan Apennines. The first, Tuscan Roots was written with my Italian mother-in-law in mind. She was a young war bride, having fallen in love with a British army captain. They moved to England straight after the war and her stories fascinated me. She is now suffering from Alzheimer’s and I’m so glad she managed to read this book before it was too late. The second, Now and Then in Tuscany, continues the story of the same present day family, but dips into the past and the story of the shepherds’ transhumance at the turn of the century. It’s difficult to describe the genre of this novel. Historical-documentary-romance? I also write flash fiction and stories, which have been published in The Writing Magazine, on the MASH web-site, NHS Dying Matters, and, more recently, in PRIMA magazine. (May 2017). I won the Ip-Art Short Story Award in 2008 and that was my springboard.
Angela Petch interview
Ross Greenwood, author of several books, was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until he was 20, attending “The King's School” in the city. He then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
He found himself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually when things had gone wrong. It was on one of these occasions that he met his partner about 100 metres from his back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. He is still a little stunned by the pace of it now.
Ross Greenwood interview
Hi everyone, please allow me to quickly introduce myself.
My name is Sarah Northwood, I write fiction for both Adults and Children. I guess you would say these are at opposites in terms of styles and genres and that’s one of the things I love about being an Indie Author. The ability to write where your heart takes you. That describes me as a person too, I’m led by my heart!
I dabble in Poetry, write piano music and songs for fun. I enjoy; wine, films, food, animals and generally love life completely! I’m married with two children who I adore and have inspired me so much. To say I’m proud doesn’t do them justice.
Sarah Northwood interview
Hillary Tubin, M.S.Ed | NBCT, is an educator with 20+ years of experience in the field of literacy and a lifelong lover of books, reading, and fiction writing. She wrote 'Boys and Books' because she believes the daily reading habit is fundamental to thrive and that it’s not too late for non-reading 9- to 14-year-old boys to read for pleasure. Her passion and specialty is helping discouraged parents feel confident to re-shape reading at home so boys will read.
Hillary Tubin interview
Richard T. Burke
Richard T. Burke is the author of two full length books, The Rage and Decimation: The Girl Who Survived. He was also a contributor to the Bloodhound Books charity Christmas anthology, Dark Minds, with a story called A Christmas Killing. He is currently working on his third book, provisionally titled The Colour of The Soul. You can read about forthcoming books on his blog at www.rjne.uk and find him on Twitter and Facebook. When he’s not writing, he can often be found walking his dog in the woods around his home in North Hampshire, UK.
Richard T. Burke interview
Victoria LK Williams
I was born and raised in the Niagara Falls area of New York State. I had a typical childhood with great parents and a loving extended family. I met my husband in high school where we became best friends, and after we graduated from college we got married. I have one son who is in his third year of college. Two demanding cats make up the rest of the household. I have been doing some form of landscape design for over 30 years, so I guess you could say it’s in my blood. I currently live in South Florida, on the Atlantic coast in a small-town where you know your neighbours. I love to be outdoors and thankfully my job keeps me there.
Victoria LK Williams interview
Corinda Pitts Marsh
Like most people, I don’t really like talking about myself, so I always find a way to explain myself by talking about my writing. I am a seventy-one year old Florida Cracker, a real one. My daddy herded cattle through the swamp cracking a whip when he was twelve years old, so that must qualify me as the real thing. I love my Southern heritage, but I’m old enough to know everything about my heritage isn’t as I would like it to be. I try through my books to explain life as I see it with the hope that some of my readers might come to see their own hearts more clearly. I stand up for what I see as right even when it gets me in hot water, which it definitely does sometimes.
Corinda Pitts Marsh interview
Shaun L. Griffiths
Shaun Griffiths was born in South Wales where he studied Electronic Engineering at Llandaff College, graduating top of his class. After 5 years in the workforce he grabbed his travel boots, discovered some interesting places, and met all kinds of people. He returned to London for a while until finally settling in Poland with his wife and family. They live on the edge of a pine forest, which, together with his upbringing in Wales, gives him inspiration for his tales of fantasy and adventure for young adults.
Shaun L Griffiths interview
Jacky Dahlhaus is an Aussie girl who was brought up in Holland. She is a bit of a gypsy having moved house 13 times. Unlucky for some, but not for Jacky! She lives in Scotland where she and her husband are currently renovating an historic property and breathing new life into the building. She started writing in 2015 and enjoys entertaining people through her books. She has also embarked on a film producing career where she writes, produces and directs some of the short stories that she has written.
Jacky Dahlhaus interview
Michael R. Davidson
Michael R. Davidson was raised in the Mid-West. Heeding President Kennedy’s call for more young Americans to learn Russian he studied the language, and military service took him to the White House where he served as translator for the Moscow-Washington “Hotline.” His language abilities attracted the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency, and following his military service Mr. Davidson spent the next 28 years as a Clandestine Services officer. Seventeen of those years were spent abroad in a variety of sensitive posts working against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. In the private sector he worked as a business owner and security and economic development consultant before devoting full time to his writing.
Michael R. Davidson interview
Meet the fascinating award winning, bestselling author Cherime MacFarlane, who lives in Alaska. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her ‘been-there-done-that’ and ‘no nonsense’ attitude of life. She has tackled several different genres; Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal and written about all sorts of characters and plots that evolve from a vivid imagination.