I’m delighted to be joining the Blog Blitz for Trust Me by K. J. McGillick, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, with a short Q&A. First though, let’s see what the book is about.
Dr. Gabriel Blackwell and his wife Sandra Blake have it all. He’s a brilliant thoracic surgeon. She’s a high-powered attorney with family money. Their lives are as loving as they are glamorous.
Or are they?
When a nurse Dr. Blackwell works with is brutally murdered, the questions fly. Who would want to kill this woman and why? When an autopsy reveals the woman was pregnant, all signs point to Dr. Blackwell. Just what was her relationship with him?
Whispers about a scandalous sex club surface. How many other lovers are there? Are any of them safe? How far would he go to protect his reputation?
Tragedy strikes again as Sandra Blake is found dead floating in their pool. Dr. Blackwell now finds himself on trial for two murders. Facing life in prison, Dr. Blackwell will grasp at any straw to preserve his freedom.
Is anyone innocent? Is anyone safe?
Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?
I got my inspiration from two sources. First I am a lover of art but a student of art history. So I knew that I wanted to include art in my books whenever I could. Several of my books revolve around the theme of art and art forgery. Second, money laundering has always intrigued me. It is such a complex operation, and so few people get caught that I felt it would blend well in crime fiction.
What is your writing process?
I no longer use an extensive plotting mechanism for my manuscripts. What I now do is start with a premise and then let the book take me where it wants to go. I have a character or two in mind when I start the novel but inevitably pick up more along the way. Every morning I’m up at 4 and start to write until I have completed the chapter. Then, in the evening I review the morning work.
Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?
Always on a computer. I am trying the new feature in Word which allows you to dictate, but I haven’t mastered that yet, and it may be awhile.
Who is your favorite character out of your stories and why?
Aunt Mary, the 90-year-old woman who looks like the mother from the Golden Girls TV series. She’s unfiltered, bold, crabby and funny.
How and why did you choose the names for your main characters?
I have only given thought to a few character names and only when it is because I want the reader to feel their ethnicity or look for a quirkiness about them.
Great description of Aunt Mary—she’d be a favourite of mine too, I think. Thanks so much, K.J.