Today I have an interview with K.J. McGillick, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, as part of the mini blog blitz for ONE.
Where did/do you get your ideas from?
The ideas from my books come from my varied and usual background in the law, medicine and international travel.
How do you pick your characters names?
Some just come to me and others I try to pick based upon the ethnicity after doing some research.
Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?
I start with a seven point plot wheel to outline the plot on one piece of paper. Then I flesh out my characters. Once I have the plot and characters in place I then spend about 2 hours in the morning writing a chapter and an hour in the evening editing it.
Who are your top 5 favourite authors?
Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot, Dan Silva, Kristen Ashley, J. A. Huss
If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
J.A. Huss who is an indie author. How do you write 8 books a year and do everything yourself in house and not hire anyone to help you.
Were you a big reader as a child?
Yes and my favourite series was Nancy Drew.
When did you start to write?
As an attorney I have to write briefs and legal papers all the time. However, my first stab at creative writing was when I returned from a concentration camp in Germany in 2005 and started a book on the Nazi pillage of art. I didn’t have the writing tools available now and the manuscript sat dormant not to be resuscitated. I became enthused about writing again last year and took a writing class and researched the craft of writing until I was ready to start writing. After I returned last year from a visit to London and Paris I was ready to write.
If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?
Gone With the Wind. Scarlett and Rhett would have a happily ever after.
Is there a book you wish you had written?
The daVinci Code.
If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title be?
The Struggle Was Worth It
If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?
Gabriel Allon from Dan Silva’s novels and it would be a coffee house in my area.
Do you have a new release due?
SPIDER GAMES-February 1
What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?
Have a special lunch with a friend.
How can readers keep in touch with you?
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Every bit of my personal history has brought me to the place I am now where I use it all in my books.
About the Book
A stolen life. A Faustian bargain. Prey becomes predator.
Azar Abed is out for revenge for the life Dr. Adrian Armond stole from her. No matter what the cost. Adrien Armond will stop at nothing to recover the massive fortune Azar Abed embezzled from him. Neither will walk away until the other is dead. Someone’s going to die, that is for certain.
Personal revenge gets caught up in a bio-terror plot to crash the world’s economy as darkness spirals into darkness and terror is the order of the day. Azar Abed and Adrien Armond are on a collision course that could have catastrophic consequences on a global scale.
Who will kill who first? Will it be enough? Can anyone stop the bio-terror plot to destroy the world’s economy that is already in motion? Does anyone have enough humanity left even to try?
Set against a backdrop of Washington, DC, ONE is a heart pounding-psychological thriller pitting greed against greed in a cat-and-mouse game where vengeance is the only prize. It can be read as a standalone, or as the conclusion to events begun in its predecessor, TWO. It concludes the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.
About the Author
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author. As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.