Date Published: June 25, 2014
Wall Street stockbroker, John Forrest thought he had it all. Beautiful wife, booming business, fast lifestyle. But when he wakes up in an open grave in the middle of the desert he begins to question his life. He has no recollection of how he got there or who wanted him dead. Found by an Iraqi rebel cell, John is taken hostage and forced to broadcast his plea across Western television.
When Amber Joseph sees her boss’s scratchy image on the Internet she vows to bring him home. John is bought back to New York as an instant celebrity. The spotlight, the unwanted attention unearths the demons of his past, including his wife’s recent suicide. But one question remains. Who left him to die in the middle of the desert and why?
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Never. I’ve been writing since I was a child, but, didn’t think positively about a writing career until I grew up and my writing developed. My ultimate dream is to be a novelist full time.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part of my writing process for To Lean on Falling Men was keeping up with everything. I’ve never written crime before. One of my favourite books is a crime novel and I took a lot of cues from the author to stem my story. Falling Men was so faceted that I had to keep notes to ensure I was keeping up with my own story!
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Not really. I had friends who were supportive, but I’m very private about my work and I don’t like to share my novels or ideas until I flesh them out properly.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I love historical fiction so I’m currently writing my next WW2 WIP and then Ill be trying Sci Fi for a change.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
My love for reading fluctuates. I’m currently reading Ingrid Bergman’s autobiography and constantly re-read ‘Cry Wolf’ by Tami Hoag. I think I’ve read it over 50 times in the ten years I’ve owned it. Her writing and scene setting is superb.
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