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Author Interview: Bob Nash

Today I am interviewing Bobby Nash, author of the new mystery-thriller, Snow Drive, third book in the Snow series.

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DJ: Hey Bobby! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Bobby Nash: My pleasure, DJ. Thanks for having me. I have been a published author since 1992 of comic books and my first novel came out in 2005. I have been writing steadily since then. I write novels, comic books, short stories, graphic novels, and a screenplay here and there. You can see my full list of work at www.bobbynash.com. My latest release is Snow Drive, the third book in the Snow series.

DJ: What is Snow Drive and then the Snow series about?

Bobby: Snow Drive is the third book in the Snow series. These books follow the adventures of Abraham Snow, a former undercover operative whose identity was uncovered and he was shot and left for dead on an airstrip in South America. Now retired, thanks to the gunshot would a half inch from his heart, Snow reconnects with his family and gets involved with the family business, Snow Security Consulting. While working off the books on his last case, Snow steps in to help out his family and gets in hot water.

So far, three Snow books have been release.

Snow Falls: After a near fatal encounter while deep undercover in South America, Abraham Snow retires from his work as a government operative, moving in with his grandfather during his recuperation. Once there, however, Abraham realizes that his grandfather has an ulterior motive: He wants Abraham to join the family business, Snow Security Consulting. Abraham, however, soon learns that working with his family can be just as treacherous as deep cover work – especially when caught in the crossfire between his father and grandfather. But when an assassination plot against a visiting dignitary puts the entire family at risk, Abraham must use all of his talents and contacts to keep them safe.

Snow Storm: Snow’s former partner, Samson Brooks, a retired agent turned p.i., arrives in Atlanta with a problem. He’s gotten into some trouble with some bad people and needs Snow’s help to get out of it. When college student, Katie Masters is kidnapped, snow and his friends leap back into action to rescue her before the Atlanta underworld erupts into all-out war.

Snow Drive: Abraham Snow’s career ended with a single shot, but now he’s back behind the wheel and looking for a saboteur. The Chambers Stock Car Racing team hires Snow Security Consulting to get to keep their people and equipment safe and to get to the bottom of whoever is trying to put them out of business and why. Archer Snow volunteers Abraham Snow and Big John Salmon as part of the pit crew. Can they keep the team’s young hothead out of trouble long enough to stop the saboteur before the next race? Meanwhile, an old enemy sets her sights on Snow when a bounty is placed on his head.

Book 4 is scheduled for this fall/winter. It’s called Snow Trapped: After the shocking reveal at the end of SNOW DRIVE, the investigation into Miguel Ortega and Daniella Cordoza heats up, Abraham Snow calls in a favor from his former handler, Elizabeth Walker. She has agreed to share information on Ortega and Cordoza and to deal with the hired guns after the bounty placed on Snow’s head. A team of hired mercenaries break into a U.S. government information storage and retrieval blacksite hidden in an average office building. They enter the building through the lobby restaurant. They say timing is everything. Unfortunately, for the mercenary team, they picked the same building where Walker and Snow are meeting and they don’t take kindly to having their reunion interrupted.

You can keep up with the Snow series at https://ben-books.blogspot.com/p/snow.html Continue reading

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Author Interview: Alistair Kimble

Today I am interviewing Alistair Kimble, co-author of the new urban fantasy novel, Iron Angels.

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DJ: Hey Alistair! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Alistair Kimble: I’m an FBI Special Agent and former U.S. Navy enlisted aircrewman who loves to write fiction. I’m currently assigned to the Denver, Colorado field office where I work national security matters as well as process crime scenes as a member of the Evidence Response Team. My first exposure to science fiction and fantasy was when my great-grandmother would babysit me and watch Kolchak: The Night Stalker, so I’ve been a fan since the mid-1970s!

DJ: What is Iron Angels about?

Alistair: Iron Angels is an urban fantasy detective novel where a group of outcast FBI agents battle a cult intent on extracting supernatural powers from another world. It begins with a bizarre kidnapping case that leads FBI Special Agent Jasper Wilde into the mysterious world of a strange religious cult and even stranger criminals.

DJ: What were some of your influences for Iron Angels?

Alistair: As Iron Angels utilizes the FBI as its investigative agency, I couldn’t help but be influenced by The X-Files, as well as so many science fiction and fantasy films from my childhood and teenage years way back in the ’70s and ’80s. But there’s also a heavy dose of the classic hardboiled detective mixed with the banter of buddy cop films. Continue reading

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Author Interview: David Boop

Today I am interviewing David Boop, editor of the new anthology, Straight Outta Tombstone. He’s also the author of the sc-fi/noir novel, “She Murdered Me with Science” from WordFire Press and co-author of the bestselling Kindle Worlds title, “Veronica Mars: Fast Times at Neptune High.” Additionally, David worked on the upcoming Flash Gordon RPG for Savage Worlds.

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DJ: Hey David! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

David Boop: Thanks, DJ. Ironically, both my ex-wife and my son have the initials DJ, and I was a DJ in the 80s and 90s. LOL! SO, I was the man of a thousand jobs. I was restless through my youth and my recessed adulthood, switching jobs working three jobs at a time, then switching them for other jobs. I’ve been a DJ, an actor, a film critic, a store manager (books, videos, video games, comics, movie theaters… the list goes on,) a Beetlejuice impersonator, a journalist, an Editor-in-Chief, a steam spa salesman, a mapmaker, a mock juror, a night stalk—stocker.

I always wanted to do something creative. I thought it would be in film, but after two failed attempts at short films (both available on YouTube,) I finally found my calling as a fiction writer. I’d been a geek/nerd/dork since before I knew what it was. But I really Came into my own, like much of my generation, with Star Wars and the obsession that followed.

Personally, I’m a father of a much-too-soon-to-be eighteen year old son.

DJ: What is Straight Outta Tombstone about?

David: It’s a collection of weird western tales written by 14 of today’s hottest authors. I have eight bestselling scribes that have been, at some point, mentors of mine, and then I pulled the rest from the best of the best of my peers. They all gave me amazing stories, many set in their most famous worlds, like Monster Hunter International, Dresden Files, Dan Shamble and the like.

DJ: What were some of the inspirations behind Straight Outta Tombstone?

David: I have been writing weird westerns for over ten years and I wanted to eventually leave my brand on the genre as an editor. I started collecting authors who I thought had something to say about the old west, and I got lucky with the people who said yes.

If we’re talking theme, what I wanted were the original gangsters, much as the title implies. I wanted drive-by carriage shootings, gray justice, people rising against all odds to face enormous odds, and then I wanted to add aliens, demons, and dinosaurs, because really, what story isn’t made better with those things? Continue reading

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