·Kellan Ayrwick is a
professor at a small college in Pennsylvania, but he solves murders in his free
time. In this caper, one of Kellan’s nana’s friends gives him an extra ticket
to the college’s performance of King Lear. Unfortunately, she dies of an
apparent heart attack during the intermission. Her sister-in-law begs Kellan to
find out which member of the Paddington family killed her because she’s certain
there was foul play.
·Kellan digs into the
personal lives of the victim’s siblings, three children, countless grandchildren,
and estate staff. Along the path, Kellan learns how cruel some members of the family
have been, but he also discovers a variety of motives that few knew anything
about. The Paddingtons have lots they need to explain to the rest of the town.
·In Kellan’s own personal
life, he’s raising his six-year-old daughter by himself, trying to find out what
happened to his supposedly deceased wife, helping his nana win the mayoral
race, and figuring out what craziness is exploding within his family and with
his new boss at the college.
is the main character?
·Kellan Ayrwick. 32.
Single-father. Widowed. Professor of film & communications. Former director
on a Hollywood reality TV show. Searching for love. Sarcastic and fun-loving.
Takes a lot of grief from his family, boss, and friends. A true modern hero for
us all. He’s brilliant but acts goofy. He’s handsome but shy and distant.
did the story come to you?
·I’m an only-child but
enjoy writing about large families. I wish I worked on a college campus as a
professor. I would love to solve murders and delve into everyone’s business,
but I’m too shy. I threw together a character who is half me and half who I
want to be, then tossed a whole bunch of trouble at him.
you have to research for this novel, and if so, why?
·Not for the basics. The
setting is fictional but based on various places I’ve been to.
·For each murder and
backstory, I’ve done some research. In this book, I worked with a medical
specialist to understand symptoms of a heart attack and what would happen if
another person tried to purposely cause one using drugs.
·In my next book, Flower
Power Trip, I researched how to create a lab explosion that could kill someone.
you did research, what do you think surprised you most to learn, and why?
·I now know how to kill someone
without it being too obvious. I kinda wish I didn’t anymore as that’s not a
power I want to hold.
ØIs your protagonist anything like you,
·Kellan’s the middle child of five, but I’m an only-child. He’s
blond, yet I’m not. He’s a professor and knows all about films, I rarely catch
movies. We’re pretty different, except of course, in personality.
·I can be sarcastic and witty, which I’ve bundled up in his
personality. I’m also very detail-oriented and like to solve puzzles, so we’re
similar on some levels.
made you write this character; were they based on a real person or something
that inspired you?
·I think he’s who I wish
I could be on many levels!
üWhat should readers
know about this character?
oHe’s quiet and reserved
at times, but he’s also very aware of what happens around him. He just doesn’t
like to show it.
üWhy is this
character important to you?
oHe is who people
should strive to be: kind, good-hearted, generous, caring, funny, intelligent,
approachable, and genuine. When someone dislikes him, it makes me wonder why and
begin to distrust them.
you consider the main character of your story to be good or bad, and why?
·Definitely good. There’s
not a mean bone in his body!
·All he wants to do is
the right thing for everyone involved. He can be pushy and trade barbs with
someone who’s insulting him but only to defend himself. He will never be the
one to start the fight.
the objective of your character?
·To raise a wonderful
daughter, mentor younger people, ensure the good outweighs the bad, and provide
justice wherever necessary.
anything you specifically want readers to know about this piece of work?
Yes, Broken Heart Attack introduces readers to the world
of the Paddington family. They are often mean and hurtful, but some have a
sensitive side. The children are a product of how they were raised. Environments
hurt people, so many of these characters come across spiteful and aggressive. BUT,
they are on a journey, so in future books, you’ll see the softer side as Kellan’s
influence helps shape them and change them.
there a particular idea or morale you are trying to convey?
·Not really, it’s more
about seeing different types of families. Some are good, some aren’t. The Paddingtons
make the Ayrwicks look like lovable and cuddly people who never do anything
5)Is this novel a
it is a part of a series, what’s the series name?
This is my favorite book of the Excalibur Saga book series. I think this book did exactly what it was supposed to to - give an exciting and memorable ending to the saga. The series did was it was meant to - it got better as you grew with it (though each book is amazing as a standalone read, they create such a fantastic world together).
Arthur was never my favorite character, but I like Ruth. I love Pamela and Excalibur, so it was really fun having them back. Karrin started out quite difficult to read, but turned into a great tale that led to my favorite couple, Karrin and her beloved (I won't tell you who, or it might spoil the book for you).
If you love action adventures, sci-fi, alien intrigue, and a splash of romance, then I definitely recommend this book and series to you. It was a refreshing take on an old legend that moved into not only other galaxies but other dimensions, as well!
A little book filled with magic,
ferries, music, an angel or two, and even a bit of mystery.
Fly away on the wings of a simple
drop of rain with Anna as she follows the music that fills her heart.
Have you ever had a breakdown in
the middle of the road and wondered how you'd get home? Read about the
miraculous end to what could have been a perilous journey for Bill and his
Mystery buffs and techno geeks
will love An Unusual Glitch, a story about a county wide technology glitch that
threatens to ruin the county's computer infrastructure, if the problem isn't
resolved before it's too late.Enjoy a
couple of new mysteries along the way.
You may be enchanted by a
Christmas miracle that starts with a child's prayer and a tinkling bell.
Ride in a sleigh carried on the
wings of a snowflake, ride the wind on the wings of an autumn leaf or fly away
on a swing!
There's an adventure waiting for
readers of all ages in each delightful little story.
Eight years ago, after a series of family
arguments, Mandy walked out and disappeared. For her family, it was
Changing her name to Amanda and moving to a
different part of the country, she begins a new life working in a hotel. One evening, a programme about missing people
comes on the television. Her face fills the TV screen.
Everything Mandy had tried to forget
returns with new clarity. Seeing the special bond families visiting her hotel
have, she realises there is a hole in her heart where hers should be.
Will she have the courage to face the past
and realise the misunderstanding was caused by her family’s unique situation?
Found! is a story of courage and hope and a
bond that never breaks.
·The story takes place in the 1800s, and it is about the
hardships a priest, named Father McCray, went through to regain his lost soul.
·Father McCray signed a contract with the devil and in
exchange, Lucifer stopped the raping and murdering of the people of his small
town by the Smith outlaw gang. Evil Rides With The Wind is about the journey McCray undertook and the daily battles he had to fight with
the outlaws he was seeking as well as the struggles he had to fight within
·I liked role Peter Fonda's played in the Ghost Rider movies,
so I thought I would create what I felt his role would be in the old west
ØDid you have to research for this novel, and if so,
·In Evil Rides With
The Wind 2, I did do a little research because in Evil 2, Father McCray is fighting some of Lucifer's strongest demons
that had gone rogue. I used the names given to demons by people from the past,
and I tried to use some wording of rituals that would be used to cast demons
back to Hell's gates to give it more of a real feeling for the reader.
ØIf you did research, what do you think surprised you
most to learn, and why?
·How long the demons’ names were and what their part was in
the dark lord's army.
3)Do you relate to
protagonist anything like you personally?
·Yes, in some ways.
·I think most authors can relate to the characters in their
stories. Let’s face it, we create them in our minds, and we often look at our
characters and the situation there in, saying, "What would I do if I was
·In McCray's position, well, I think all of us would do what was
necessary to protect those close to us.
you write this character; what made them important to you or made you want to
tell their story?
·I wanted to create a moral character who was strong with his
faith but had such love for his townspeople that he was willing to sacrifice
himself to ensure they were safe. This character had to be strong enough to
stand up to Lucifer even though Lucifer owned his soul as he fulfilled his
contract with him.
4)Is there anything you, specific, want readers to know about this
piece of work?
Even though this story is
pure fiction, I had fun creating the personalities of the characters. I
especially had fun creating a humorous side to Lucifer as Father McCray tested his
5)When will the novel be available for purchase?
Evil Rides With
The Wind 1 & 2 are available on Amazon as we speak.
ØIf yes, do you have a link available for buying