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I’ve a treat for you on this tour – an interview with the author, KJ McGillick!
Read on to discover how she answered my questions and to find out more about her latest book, ‘Karma Never Loses an Address’….
Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?
I got my inspiration from two sources. First I am a lover of art but a student of art history. So I knew that I wanted to include art in my books whenever I could. Several of my books revolved around the theme of art and art forgery. Second, money laundering has always intrigued me. It is such a complex operation and so few people get caught that I felt it would blend well in crime fiction.
What is your writing process?
I no longer use an extensive plotting mechanism for my manuscripts. What I now do is start with a premise and then let the book take me where it wants to go. I have a character or two in mind when I start the novel but inevitably pick up more along the way. Every morning I’m up at 4 and start to write until I have completed the chapter. Then, in the evening I review the morning work.
Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?
Always on a computer. I am trying the new feature in Word which allows you to dictate but I haven’t mastered that yet and it may be awhile.
Who is your favourite character out of your stories and why?
Aunt Mary the 90 year old woman who looks like the mother from the Golden Girls TV series. She’s unfiltered, bold, crabby and funny.
How and why did you choose the names for your main characters?
I have only given thought to a few character names and only when it is because I want the reader to feel their ethnicity or look for a quirkiness about them
Betrayal on Every Level
Marley Bennington had brutally murdered her older sister Samantha in a drug fueled rage. Only two people know that fact as true. One of those two people, was sitting in a state prison, serving a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. Who was that unfortunate person? Alex Clarke, Samantha Bennington’s husband, the man so buried in circumstantial evidence that he confessed to a crime he didn’t commit, rather than face a trial. He was now trapped with no way out.
It all began as sibling rivalry and jealousy, as so many tales of treachery do. Now, that intense jealousy had ended in her sister’s murder. Once Alex was tucked safely away in prison, Marley was set to inherit millions of dollars tainted with her sister’s blood. But suddenly, two obstacles stood in her way preventing her from quickly obtaining the reward for her well executed plan. One obstacle was her brother, and the other a nosy little old lady. But for Marley, this wasn’t a problem. She had killed twice already and cheated the justice system. What were a few more bodies?
Justice delayed is justice denied. Can Marley be trapped by the very people she tried to deceive? Will karma finally visit her door? Another gripping, tangled tale from the author of Facing A Twisted Judgment.
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing
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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of.