Welcome to the SPRING THRILLER Blog Tour, 2013 – a collection of blogs, books and authors who specialize in writing novels about murders, mysteries, espionage and terrorism which contain those crucial elements of character, tension, suspense, adventure, pace, action, realism and plot.
You’re invited to take part in ‘the thriller writers’ adventure by visiting and supporting the websites of authors involved in the tour and who are dedicated to turning out some of the best thrillers available today.
Each author named at the bottom of the page has asked been asked the same questions but the answers will obviously all be different. You merely click on the author’s name at the bottom of the page to see how they have answered the same question.
So, without further ado, here are the questions from THE THRILLER WRITER:
For Jennifer Chase:
Question: How long have you been writing and what life skills do you bring to your work?
Jennifer Chase: I’ve been writing for most of my life even when I worked in the corporate world, but I decided to publish my first thriller novel in 2008. A combination of my love for mysteries and thrillers, life experiences, and my academic degrees in police forensics and criminology propelled me to write crime fiction. I love the challenge of writing thrillers to try to bring some insight of serial killers and criminal psychology into the mix.
Q: Do you research content for your work and if so where from?
JC: I definitely conduct research for my books. Even though I have bachelor and master’s degrees in the academic area, I always research the overview of a specific subject and find interesting tidbits to give the stories more depth. My research comes from many sources. I use my own textbooks, talk with professionals in various fields, go to the library, bookstores, and some Internet surfing.
Q: Tell us about one of your previous publications?
JC: I’ve written four thriller novels and one screenwriting workbook to date. My latest book DARK MIND, an Emily Stone Thriller, takes place on the beautiful island of Kauai with a serial killer on the loose. Emily Stone is a vigilante detective that stalks serial killers and child abductors covertly using her innate skills of investigation and criminal profiling techniques. She emails her entire investigation to the police detectives in charge of the cases. It doesn’t take long before Emily is thrown into the middle of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy. Locals aren’t talking as a serial killer now stalks the island, taking women in a brutal frenzy of ancient superstitions and folklore. Local cops are unprepared for what lies ahead. In a race against the clock, Emily and her team must identify the killer before time runs out.
Q: What are you currently writing?
JC: I’m just about to release in March 2013, DEAD BURN, the newest Emily Stone Thriller. Emily Stone is up against a new type of arsonist serial killer that pits her against an assassin and a rogue government agency. It’s her toughest case yet and there may not be any way out of it in order to survive.
Q: What is so special to you about the ‘thriller’ genre?
JC: Thrillers storylines are endless with suspense and action sequences. I love the feeling of reading or writing a high-stakes thriller. I compare reading a good thriller to buying a ticket for a hair-raising rollercoaster ride.
Q: How do you spend your leisure time?
JC: I’m extremely lucky to live close the beach along the California coast. I love to take walks with my dogs at the beach. Whenever I can, I enjoy hiking, photography, and reading a good book. Even with some of my precious leisure time, I still get plenty of ideas for more thrillers.
Q: What is the most thrilling thing that has ever happened to you?
JC: Most thrilling non-scary moment was seeing my books in print and receiving letters from readers who enjoyed them. My readers are priceless to me. Most thrilling scary moment was living next door to a violent psychopath who stalked me and threatened to kill me on a regular basis. He had detailed way to kill me and took the opportunity to tell me about it at every moment. I won’t go into the details in my post here… I had to move and then he found me again! Well, some of my real life experiences have made it the pages of my books.
Q: Can you provide links to your work?
JC: Please feel free to stop by and visit.
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