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Inspiration and the Creative Pen | In the Spotlight Guest Post

Inspiration and the Creative Pen | In the Spotlight Guest Post

Inspiration and the Creative Pen by J.M. Shorney So much inspires my writing. A small column in a Sunday newspaper inspired an entire book; the wife of a Greek restaurant owner had an affair. The woman’s husband was so infuriated by this that he ordered someone to throw acid into the man’s face. Although he had had several operations, he remained disfigured. Naturally I created new characters and a story that saw a young musician hired to play in a seedy nightclub, owned by a gangster. When the young man falls for the gangster’s girlfriend, the gangster hires someone to throw acid in the musician’s face. Watching a documentary on street gangs recently was the inspiration for my latest novel Promise Her Anything in which a street gang kidnaps an MP’s wife. The whole street gang culture holds quite a fascination for me as a writer. My fascination also encapsulates Highgate Cemetery. There is something infinitely vampiric surrounding this old Victorian cemetery, which I’ve featured it in two of my novels All Of them Vampires! and Night Of All Evil. In Night Of All Evil, a coven of witches gather there in order to resurrect their dead leader on All […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on October 30, 2015
Michael Koogler, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Michael Koogler, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Today I’m excited to welcome Michael Koogler to In the Spotlight here at Second Run Reviews. Michael is one of the authors responsible for introducing me to Dennis Green and a whole host of other local authors that have been featured In the Spotlight this year. I’m honored that Michael let me read his recent release, Antivirus this summer. The review posted earlier this week and I encourage you to check it out. It’s the kind of book that sticks with you and will make you second guess your computer.   In the Spotlight Michael Koogler Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Michael! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things started. In a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.   “Just a city boy. Born and raised in South Detroit. I took the midnight train…” Well, not really. I write fiction. See what I did there?    *sings* “Goin’ anywhere….” You, me, karaoke, ICON 40. Sound good? Your first novel, Hade’s Gambit, was co-written with two other authors and I know you are currently working on sequels. What is the collaboration process […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on September 18, 2015
Tamara Jones, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Tamara Jones, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Click to encourage yourfavorite author tosign up! In the Spotlight is a new feature here at Second Run Reviews. I’ve invited authors, publishers and editors to take part in interviews, guest posts, giveaways and anything else that they can dream up that is appropriate for a blog. I’m delighted to welcome Tamara Jones to Second Run Reviews today. Tamara is a mild mannered Midwestern wife and mom who writes creepy books, many of which are set in her own neighborhood. Here latest book, Spore releases soon and in conjunction with this interview, I had a chance to review the book as well. All I’m going to say here is…YOU SHOULD READ IT! In the Spotlight Tamara Jones Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Tamara! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things startedIn a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.   Friendly, hyper-creative wife, mom, quilter, and cat wrangler viciously slaughters people on paper for money, and gives LOTS of cyber hugs! (Word says that’s 139 characters, including spaces)    Well, I do NOT want to be a character in one of your books. […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on May 29, 2015