Author Showcase, Writing Tips and Tricks

Publication Day: Author Q&A: Rolly Bastard – KILL IT ALL AWAY

For an author, there is nothing that quite beats the thrill of the publication of their first book. And today is that lucky day for Rolly Bastard and his debut Kill it All Away.

I worked with Rolly throughout the editing process and it was certainly lively! A thriller with twists and turns at every chapter, this is a novel that’s hard to put down. No matter how much you try, it’s almost impossible not to be lured in by Rolly’s charistamtic – albeit not always diplomatic – narration, and the shocking and entertaining story that he has to tell.

Rolly, welcome! Thank you for joining us here today. KILL IT ALL AWAY is your debut novel, isn’t it? Tell us a little more about it. 

This book is a thriller at its core, with murder, mystery, and twists, but also an examination of one man’s attempt to put his life back together, especially the relationship with his twenty-year-old daughter. And I know that description doesn’t sound like it, but there is also a lot of humour – dark humour – but humour all the same. 

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Crime and Thriller Month: Author Q&A with Chris Nickson

Writing crime and thriller fiction is not an easy game; you always have to be aware of strategically building the tension and sense of the threats as your plot progresses, navigating the peaks and troughs of anticipation as your reader moves towards the final climax that has your readers on the edge of their seats.

But if that wasn’t hard enough, if your setting is based in eras past, you’ve got a whole host of elements to balance too. No fancy computer searches to aid the police, no high-speed getaway car and a whole lot more horse poo.

Therefore who better to talk about the sub-genre than my second author of Crime and Thriller Month: historical thriller pro Chris Nickson is in the chair!

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Crime and Thriller Month: Author Q&A with Tyler Flynn

Crime and Thriller Month is all about getting under the skin and exploring my favourite genres of fiction, and how could that possible be done without a little help from some of the talented authors of I have had the privilege to work with?

Our first author interview is with the delightful Tyler Flynn, author of Where the Wolf Lies, a pacy and twisting race-against-time novel set in the glorious streets of Paris.

Tyler is a former anti-money laundering investigator, having spent years investigating terrorist financing, tax fraud and human trafficking amongst other crimes. After several years in banking, Tyler became an international financial analyst, with a focus on Europe. He graduated from the of University of St. Thomas with a degree in Political Science. Tyler and his wife Marie are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but spend much of their time in Marie’s home country of France. Where the Wolf Lies is his debut novel.

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Author Showcase: ‘Where the Wolf Lies’ – Tyler Flynn

DSC_5558 One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with such an array of talented authors. I always love to follow an author and their book’s publishing journey after I have helped them along the road. So, I wanted to share with you a fantastic book that I had the wonderful pleasure of working on.

Where the Wolf Lies by Tyler Flynn is a fabulous read, a high-paced race against time across the streets of New York, Paris and London, as our hero attempts to bring down a money-laundering scheme that has just turned deadly. With some of the most evocative scene-setting I have come across, you are totally immersed in the world of the novel and it’s very hard to put down.

Kirkus Reviews say it ‘crackles with energy’ and I completely agree. A perfect read for a rainy day when you’re stuck inside and want to escape.

Out now in ebook and hardback.

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