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Author Q&A with @NGrayBooks | The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #Thriller #Suspense

  The Dana Mulder Suspense Series by N Gray is on virtual book tour. The thriller suspense stops at Readeropolis with a...

 



The Dana Mulder Suspense Series by N Gray is on virtual book tour.

The thriller suspense stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).


What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, Anne Rice, Blake Pierce, H.P. Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, Cheryl Bradshaw, Laurell K Hamilton, Lauren Beukes, Karin Slaughter


What book do you think everyone should read?
Savages by Shirley Conran; it’s about survival and that everyone can do it.


How long have you been writing?
On and off for years, but seriously from 2017


Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
The main characters come to me at the same time, so I have to write down before I forget.


What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
Usually different types of murders (morbid I know, but there’s interesting stuff out there). It helps to give me ideas which I turn into my own words. I don’t base my stories on real murders, I only use certain elements. 


Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, even though I still have a day-job, I see writing as my other job and I love it.


What do you think about the current publishing market?
It’s very competitive and marketing is a skill on its own.


Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
Yes, I read at night. I alternate between the genres I write in; horror, UF and thrillers.


Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I need music as it helps me focus. If there’s silence my mind wanders.


Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I prefer to write one at a time and finish it, then I start on the next one. Or I go back on the previous one to fix or add before it goes to my editor.


If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
Savages by Shirley Conran. I read it in high school and a few more times afterwards. It’s one of my favourites that I can read over and over again.


Pen or type writer or computer?
Outline in my book with a pen and then I write on my computer.


Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
Blaire Thorne from my UF series. I just love her. And now that she has her memory back, she’s actually funny. I can’t wait to write the fifth book.


What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
Yes, I love everything about it, even though I still struggle with the marketing aspect because it’s a completely different ball game. One should do what they love because it won’t feel like a job. My days fly by when I write and it’s so rewarding at the end when I press that “publish” button.


A day in the life of the author?
Currently, I wake early to do some marketing. Wake my daughter so she can start her school day (via online learning now that Corona has messed up our schedules). I do what I need to for my day-job. Then when I’m done, I write/revise which ever book I’m working on at the time. I usually switch my pc off around seven at night as I struggle to write at night. I’m more an early morning writer.


Advice they would give new authors?
Don’t stop trying!


Describe your writing style.
I’m a panster with minimal plotting.


What makes a good story?
Keeping the reader interested from the first word. I’ve stopped reading books because there was too much fluff in the story and it became boring. A story can still be good and fast paced.


What are they currently reading?
I’m reading two books at the moment; The Heretic by Joseph Nassise and Amazon Decoded by David Gaughran.


What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first? 
I do a broad outline for the three books in the series, then I break it down stating what will happen in each book, then I get going and write.


What are common traps for aspiring writers?
Thinking they will be rich and have a bestseller. Or they don’t need an editor. And ninety five percent of writers have to work hard at selling their books. It’s only those five percent who get a large advance.


What is your writing Kryptonite?
I guess that will be me; I’m very hard on myself and I like to push myself, but I need to be kinder because I’ve accomplished so much even though some days it doesn’t feel like it.


Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to bring a combination of the two. With that said, I do tend to bring in horror elements and so far, I haven’t heard any complaints.


If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
To start publishing earlier. I feel I wasted time by not doing it sooner. 


What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
That hopefully I’m getting it right.


How long on average does it take you to write a book?
I can write a book a month, but I don’t publish it then. I leave it to “simmer” while I write the next one. Then I go back to it, fix it, edit it and then send it to my editor.


Do you believe in writer’s block?
No, I think writers’ burnout and become exhausted. We need to step away from our computers every day to either go for a walk or do some other activity. One cannot write full steam ahead and expect perfect results each time. Writers need to take breaks, rest and do other things that happen outside of the home (if at all possible, these days).


Deadly Pattern

The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 1

by N Gray
Genre: Thriller, Suspense 



Deadly Patterns reveal disturbing truths. 

My name is Dana, I'm a private investigator and hired to find a missing woman. Thinking it would be a straightforward case like all my others, instead, I'm thrust into a web of kidnappings, deceit, and murder. 

The investigation leads me to a prominent doctor who abducts his patients after their surgery, but all the evidence is circumstantial. With the help of my detective brother and his partner, we discover more bodies and link cold cases where we establish a similar MO. 

During the investigation, the man who left me for dead is back and wants more. 

Can I solve the mystery before we find another body, and before I become the target of a savage maniac intent on making me his?

A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, DEADLY PATTERN is book #1 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

**Only .99 cents!!**

Devil Mountain
The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 2 


Devil Mountain reveals hidden secrets, suspicion, and murder.

I'm asked to assist in the search for Johnny's sister only to discover she’s dead and her two daughters are missing. To make matters worse, I unearth the remains of someone connected to the man hunting me down.

Can I solve the murder before Travis strikes again, or will he finally get what he wants?
A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, DEVIL MOUNTAIN is book #2 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

**Only .99 cents!!**


Chasing Evil
The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 3 


Travis is bent on keeping me as his trophy, but the tables have turned and I'm hunting him.

Travis is still after me. His cat and mouse game will never end until one of us is dead. All I know is it's time to take my life back.

Which of us will survive? 

A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, CHASING EVIL is book #3 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

**Only .99 cents!!**


**Get the Prequel, Night Crawler, in the Notorious Minds box set for only .99cents!!**



N Gray is a South African author living in Cape Town. During the day, she is a spreadsheet wizard, creating dashboards, and tables with trending analysis in search of any anomalies. (Yes, she still has a day job). At night, she types on her curved keyboard creating fictional characters that some may love, and others you want to kill yourself. And for fun, she goes to the beach with her daughter and hubby, or take the fur babies for a walk.

She writes in multiple genres; her first three books are collections of short stories ranging from light horror to paranormal and a thriller. 

In 2019, she released her first full-length novel, Ulysses Exposed, centering around Blaire Thorne, an assassin with amnesia who hunts and kills the monsters in Sterling Meadow. 

In 2020, she joined other USA Today Bestselling authors to produce the Notorious Minds Boxset. Her contribution, Nightcrawler, is exclusive to this boxset and is the prequel to her Dana Mulder thriller series.




Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

$20 Amazon






3 comments

  1. Nice cover. I like that the genre and that it is part of a series. It sounds good. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  3. Great art work on the cover would love to read it too.

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