All posts filed under: Author interview

The Double Life of Tutweiler Buckhead

Guest post by Miriam Pia The story begins:  Indianapolis was striving to become a place that New Yorkers no longer laughed at. Share this on Facebook>>> Maybe you have heard of Indianapolis due to the Motor Speedway or the Indianapolis Colts football team, since they even won the Super Bowl a few years ago.  There are also sculptures of post-modern art, galleries, artist studios, museums, horse drawn buggies and paddle wheel boats on a downtown canal.  There are a few skyscrapers and a War Memorial.  The state government for Indiana is right downtown.  There are right around 1 million people living in or near enough to Indianapolis to be included.  The city is surrounded by a highway loop, which is normal nowadays.  The highways that lead people into or out of the city and around it, are the I65 and 465. From their perspective, the villain is a mysterious criminal mastermind hiding behind a veil of respectability. Readers are granted the great insight of having the villain’s name, which is one of the most important …

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Author Interview: The Madness of Mercury

Interview with Connie di Marco, author of The Madness of Mercury, a hot new paranormal-themed mystery from Midnight Ink! Share this on Facebook>>> PYN: Tell us about your latest book! Connie:  Hi Kirsten ~ The Madness of Mercury is the first book in the new Zodiac Mystery series.  Julia Bonatti, my amateur sleuth, is a San Francisco astrologer who never thought murder would be part of her practice.  She planned on a teaching career and a quiet life with her fiancé, but when he’s killed in a hit and run accident she can no longer continue.  She turns to astrology to find answers and instead discovers a talent for helping others and embarks on a new career. Julia writes an astrological advice column, AskZodia, for the city’s newspaper.  When she receives a letter from a woman concerned that her mother must donate her property and savings to a church, Julia speaks out and advises the woman to investigate this so-called church.  Unwittingly, she becomes the target of the city’s recently-arrived cult leader, the Reverend Roy …

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Kim Russo on the Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side

“Remember that what’s happening to you is just one moment in all of eternity. It’s a pin dot in time.”   -Kim Russo Share this on Facebook>>> Kim Russo is the star of Lifetime Movie Network’s hit TV show The Haunting Of… Now Kim Russo has become an author with her new book The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side. This book is both philosophical and metaphysical in nature and I learned a lot from it. Kim has an easy teaching style and explains things so people can actually understand what she is saying. I had the opportunity to interview Kim Russo in 2014 and asked her about her life and her mediumship abilities. If you missed that interview you may want to consider reading it now as the following interview is based more on things covered in her book. Abby: Kim, I have one question to ask before I ask you about topics in your book. The last time we spoke I asked you about being “Star Struck” and you thought you might …

Interview with James Hunter: Golems and the Mud Man

Tell us about yourself! Hey folks, my name is James Hunter and I’m a former Marine Corps Sergeant, combat veteran, and pirate hunter (seriously). I’m also an Urban Fantasy writer—not that you’ll catch me making that confession in public. I’m the author of the Yancy Lazarus series and now the Golem Chronicles, which revolves around the adventures and various shenanigans of Levi Adams: a homicidal, shapeshifting golem, crafted from the muck, mire, and corpses of a World War II concentration camp. Levi’s been saddled with a divine commission to dole out judgment on those who shed innocent blood. After seventy years as a cold-blooded murder machine, however, the disgruntled MudMan is trying to change his grisly nature. I’d just like to take a quick moment to thank ParaYourNormal for having me on this excellent blog. Share this on Facebook>>> What’s your latest novel about? Levi Adams is a soft spoken, middle-aged Mennonite man—at least he tries to be when he’s not murdering people. Levi’s a golem, a Mudman, crafted from the muck, mire, and corpses of …

Interview: The Paranormal Museum

Wheeeee! My first cozy mystery (with a paranormal twist, natch) launches today. Here’s a video where I talk about The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, the writing life, and the odd places inspiration can strike. (They got my website address wrong in the interview though. It’s KirstenWeiss.com). Share this on Facebook>>> A Perfectly Proper Murder When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But then a fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present, making her wonder if a ghost could really be on the loose. With her high school bully as one of the detectives in charge of the investigation, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she knows it won’t be. Maddie also grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the …

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Interview with Megan Morgan: On Urban Fantasy

Today we interview author Megan Morgan, of The Wicked City, about the urban fantasy genre. Share this on Facebook>>> PYN: Tell us about your latest book. Megan: The Bloody City is the second installment of the Siren Song series, sequel to The Wicked City. The story focuses on June Coffin, a Siren who lives in a world where paranormal people are known to the public and struggle to be part of society without discrimination and fear from ‘normal’ people. It’s not easy, of course. There’s also tons of study done on paranormal people and a lot of science involved—but in Chicago, where the story takes place, there’s also a lot of corruption and nefarious intentions where ‘science’ is concerned and paranormal people end up being more or less ill-treated lab rats. June is extremely reluctant about what she is and she hates her position in the paranormal community. She wants to be left alone and to pretend she isn’t part of it. However, she’s going to have to do a lot of growing up and redefining who …

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Interview with A.S. Fenichel: Writing PNR

Thanks so much for having me on ParaYourNormal today. I’m excited to be here. Okay, I’m ready. Ask away! Tell us about your latest book! Deception is book two of the Demon Hunters series, though all the books can be read on their own. The book follows Lillian Dellacourt and Dorian Lambert on their journey. Lillian was in Ascension, so early readers know she is tough to the point of legendary. Her sex has not kept her from becoming one of the most feared hunters in the world. Dorian has little practical experience with demon hunting, but he was a soldier and fought the French during the war. Since joining the hunters, he has become a paper pusher. That all changes when he is assigned to keep an eye on the Lillian as she disobeys orders to uncover decades old secrets and expose the truth in a sea of lies. Share this on Facebook>>> These two are polar opposites who can’t keep their hands to themselves. Dorian has been half in love with Lilly since …