My recent interview by acclaimed writer Seeley James, author of the Pia Sabel series. In it, Seeley opens with this question, “Your thriller Shadow of Eden has one of the most exciting beginnings of the year. How did that come about?” Cool. How can you beat that?
He goes on to ask about writing realistic dialogue, my favorite authors (some you won’t expect), how I keep it real, and the latest book to blow me away (this one is really from left field).
Excerpt: Seeley James: Your thriller Shadow of Eden has one of the most exciting beginnings of the year. How did that come about?
Louis Kirby: Actually, I was inspired by Jaws. When the movie came out, people suddenly became very afraid to get into the water. Flying is another such place where we all have some degree of unspoken anxiety. I wanted to tap into that primal fear of helplessness when flying and things suddenly go wrong. So I put a crazed pilot in the cockpit to start the reader thinking about what could possibly have happened to make him go off the deep end? Could it really happen?
To read the complete interview, click on the link. And check out Seeley’s books, too. I’m a big fan.