Author Interviews - Get to Know your Favorite Fiction Authors!
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.
Cherime MacFarlane interview
Nancy Jardine lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. After her primary teaching career ended in 2011, she ventured into fiction having already published local historical non-fiction. She reads across many genres but it’s no surprise that her seven published novels since 2011 are historical adventures or contemporary mysteries since she devours those genres!
Nancy Jardine interview
Kaelia Stevens has always written, and even when she wasn’t ideas and characters would talk to her that insisted on being heard and so she converted these ideas into stories. From an early age she devoured all things magical and mystical. To this day, she hesitantly struggles to keep one foot in reality while the rest of her remains firmly rooted in the fantastic and insane. In 2015, she finally worked up enough courage to share her stories with more than just her family, and was encouraged by the fact that she wasn’t eaten alive for it. She may be the crazy lady that talks to bugs and stares incessantly into the sky, but don’t mind her. She’s just thinking.
Kaelia Stevens interview
Eric Thomson is the pen name of a retired Canadian army officer and former IT executive who became an author almost by accident in 2014 when, more as a lark than anything else, he decided to test the publishing waters with something he wrote long ago. To his astonishment, he not only found a readership but also a career alternative that allowed him to shed the suit and tie for good.
Eric Thomson interview
Beverly Knauer lives in sunny San Diego, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University. She served in the role of Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the County of San Diego, working with other occupational and physical therapists who provide therapy to children with special needs.
These days you’ll find her walking barefoot on the sandy shores of California’s gorgeous beaches searching for seashells, sipping and tasting different varieties of wines at the local vineyards, and writing fiction. Her debut novel is called The Line Between and her new novel, The Soul’s Hope, is coming out soon.
Beverly Knauer interview
The immensely popular Booktown Mystery Series is what put Lorraine Bartlett’s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent - whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett - that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square and Lotus Bay Mystery series, and the Tales of Telenia adventure-fantasy saga, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).
Lorraine Bartlett interview
Eva Jordan, born in Kent but living most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town, describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate. She is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine. Storytelling through the art of writing is her passion. Providing her with some of the inspiration for her writing, Eva is both a mum and step mum to four children. Her career has been varied including working within the library service and at a women's refuge. Eva has had several short stories published and currently writes a monthly column and book review for local magazine, The Fens. 183 Times A Year is Eva's debut novel.
Eva Jordan interview
Tucked away in a beautiful Cumbrian village, is author Mark Tilbury, once a Navy man and now a talented writer. Mark has always enjoyed writing and his latest novel, a dark psychological thriller, has recently landed him a publishing contract with Bloodhound Books. If you haven't heard of this author it is time you did!
Mark Tilbury interview
I'm the Swedish-born, Irish-married author of more than twenty novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. I have also written four crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. I have been the wife of a diplomat (still am), a fitness teacher and a translator. I now write full-time from either of two locations, a rambling house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When I am not scaling the mountains of said counties, or keeping fit in the local gym, I keep writing, producing a book every six months.
Susanne O'Leary interview
Alex Shaw spent the second half of the 1990s in Kyiv, Ukraine, teaching Drama and running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for Siemens. The next few years saw him working across the former USSR, the Middle East, and Africa.
Alex is an active member of the ITW and the CWA. He is the author of the #1 International Kindle Bestselling 'Aidan Snow SAS thrillers' Cold Blood, Cold Black and Cold East. His writing has also been published in the thriller anthologies Death Toll, Death Toll 2 and Action Pulse Pounding Tales 2 alongside International Bestselling authors Stephen Leather and Matt Hilton.
He is commercially published in English by Endeavour Press and in German by Luzifer Verlag.
Alex Shaw interview
Hello, everyone! My name is Andrew Barrett, and I work as a Senior CSI in England. I also write crime thrillers with a forensic slant, which is pretty lucky, really. I’ve been doing both for twenty years and couldn’t imagine my life without either of them in it.
Andrew Barrett interview
Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers and dark adventures (in between doing the school run and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).
Shalini Boland interview
D. Allen Rutherford
D. Allen Rutherford is a former army officer and decorated veteran of the First Gulf War (1990/91). He holds a B. S. degree in management and an MBA degree. After leaving the Army he and his family lived in the Middle East where, for several years he worked as an independent consultant facilitating industrial development programs in developing countries throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. After returning to the United States, he settled down in central Arkansas, where he taught a year as an adjunct professor and three years as a science teacher in secondary education before deciding to devote his time and energy to writing science and historical fiction novels.
Combining his interest in science and history with his love of writing, D. Allen attempts to create exciting and refreshingly unique fiction novels layered with controversial issues associated with fringe science, history, and political intrigue, leaving the reader to wonder, "Is this really possible? Could this really happen?".
D Allen Rutherford interview
Kenley Davidson is a story-lover, word-nerd and incurable introvert who is most likely to be found either writing or hiding somewhere with a book. A native Oregonian, Kenley now resides in Oklahoma, where she persists in remaining a devoted pluviophile. Addictions include coffee, roller coasters, more coffee, researching random facts, and reading the dictionary (which is way more fun than it sounds). A majority of her time is spent being mom to two kids and two dogs while inventing reasons not to do laundry (most of which seem to involve books).
Kenley Davidson interview
Colin Garrow was interviewed by Kathryn Bax for One Stop Fiction. Writing has been a passion of his since an early age and to date he has written five children’s novels, two collections of short stories, three stage plays, a non-fiction book about the craft of writing, and recently finished the second book in his spoof Sherlock Holmes series. He was a co-founder and Artistic Director of WAC Theatre: The Writers and Actors Collaboration Theatre Company in Aberdeen. He is currently working on his sixth children’s novel, as well as two thrillers for adults.
Colin Garrow interview
Charissa Dufour is the author of fourteen novels mostly in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. She lives in Chicago and has been writing from a very early age due to a personal illness that took her out of circulation for a while. She was interviewed by Kathryn Bax for One Stop Fiction.
Charissa Dufour interview
Ben Lovejoy, author of several Technothrillers and a Rom-Com was interviewed by Shaun Griffiths. Writing for Ben started at an early age. His first paid piece appeared in a local free paper at the tender age of ten. The writing bug bit and he then started a school magazine four years later. He embarked on a career as a computer journalist and went on to work for the best selling computer magazine, “Personal Computer World”. After writing many non-fiction computer books, he decided to try his hand at fiction.
Ben Lovejoy interview
Jake Needham has a most impressive back catalogue of crime novels, mostly set in Asia, where he has lived for the past 30 years. His latest novel, The Girl in the Window, the 4th in the Inspector Samuel Tay series, was published this month and is now available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HIPVMJM/
With a “colourful” past and a focussed future, Jake kindly agreed to an interview with One Stop Fiction.