She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. – Annie Dillard
Publication Date: December 13, 2017
Add to Goodreads
About the Book
He told her to leave and never look back. That’s exactly what Brooke Clarke did. Her only possessions being the clothes on her back and an old Ford, she arrives in the city of Whitestead.
Hoping she can slowly build a new life for herself, she soon realises she’s not out of danger. Without knowing what is really happening, and who is after her, Brooke gets pulled into an underground world of money, guns, drugs, and murder.
Desperate to reunite with the man who sent her away, her best friend and partner, Brooke finds herself sinking deeper and deeper into a life where you always have to watch your back, and never trust anyone. Once you’re in, there’s no way out.
L: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
MMW: I grew up in Sweden, Scandinavia and moved to Australia at age 20. Have always loved reading and writing, and decided to study professional writing and editing.
L: Who or what inspired you to be an author?
MMW: I have always loved Stephen King, and I think most of my inspiration came from reading his books.
L: Who or what inspired your novel?
MMW: My novella, Trigger Warning, was 100% inspired by GTA5 (Grand Theft Auto) I love video games, and find most of my inspiration from them.
L: What would you say is the genre of your novel?
MMW: Crime fiction/Thriller
L: Why did you pick this/these genre(s)?
MMW: Again, was inspired by GTA5 :)
L: How did you develop your plot and characters?
MMW: All of it from the game. I also had some help from my partner, who played with me.
L: Who or what inspired your protagonist?
MMW: My character in GTA, she's completely drawn from her.
L: Who or what inspired your antagonist?
MMW: My antagonist are a whole bunch of people in Trigger Warning. Inspired by real life events in the organised crime circles.
L: What was the most difficult part to write in the book?
MMW: I had to research and learn a lot about the mafia, organised crime, and guns!
L: What was your favourite part of your book to write?
MMW: The action scenes!
L: Are you a full time or a part time writer? If part time, what do you do besides write?
MMW: I'm a freelance editor, and I also work in a call centre.
L: What are you currently reading?
MMW: Wonderful novels by indie authors :)
L: What are some of your favourite books or authors?
MMW: Stephen King - CELL Dean Koontz - Watchers
L: What are your future projects, if any?
MMW: Currently working on a post-apocalyptic novel. Also working on getting my Fantasy novel published traditionally.
L: What is your preferred method for readers to get in touch with you and your books?
L: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
MMW: Never give up, and never stop polishing your work and learn from your mistakes. Never rush into self-publishing, always consult with an editor beforehand.
Hello Book Dragons!
Love in a Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Curses of Scale by S.D. Reeves
Quote of the Month
“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett