Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have been successfully publishing the mystery/thriller The Nicolina Fabiani Series since 2013. There are now 8 books in the series as well as some standalone novels.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Middle Eastern conflicts rage on with no end in sight. I wanted to write a well balanced view of these wars and the terrible loss of human life and the tragedy of millions of displaced people driven from their homes in the shatterered cities.
As with all wars, there are political reasons and self interests of many major world influencers behind these tragedies and I wanted to highlight them.
There are personal choices to be made by all who venture into the horrors of war and my heroine and hero must make heart wrenching ones.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do not make an outline of my stories as I find they morph and change during the writing and editing phase. I let my writing take me where it will.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am a great fan of all Scandinavian authors for their crisp and concise writing. They do not get bogged down in unnecessary detail.
My two favorite authors are DAniel Silva, author of the brilliant Gabriel Allon series; and Reggie Nadelson, author of the equally brilliant Artie Cohen series.
What are you working on now?
I have just completed the first book in a new series about the Bundeskriminalamt, Germany's equivalent of America's CIA. My heroine is the Kriminalhauptkommissar (Chief Detective Inspector) of a new Division for the Recovery of Nazi Stolen Treasures. $37 billion worth of the plunder the Nazis looted from Europe during WWII remains undiscovered. Until now.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Virtual Book Blog tours
Together with one or two specific promotion sites
Do you have any advice for new authors?
It's daunting, particularly if you self publish, but Believe in Yourself and Don't Give up.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't read reviews about your books. Not all are genuine reviewers
What are you reading now?
James Austin McCormick's new book in a new series. Loved his Dragon Series.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Focus on promoting my current series and focus on the more novels in the new series.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Danish author Peter Høeg
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