Marlene's agreed to be interrogated mercilessly like all of my
Welcome, Marlene! Please make yourself as comfortable as possible under the swinging bare light bulb. Now, tell us, where were you the night of November 11? Not talking, huh? Ok, just tell us a little about what you do when you're not writing sexy crime thrillers.
When I'm not at the computer writing, I'm plotting (in my head) the next scene or idea for my novel. I do paint in oil, but lately I've just been too busy writing for anything else. I hope to start water aerobics soon.
I've snooped around and read the blurb for Dangerous Presence. It goes something like this:
Did the inspiration for this novel come from actual news events or was it solely born from your imagination?
Much of it was born out of my own imagination. However I did a lot of research on serial killers. I wanted my bad guy to be as real and as three-dimensional as possible. My character Jacquelyn Kincaid, aka, Doc, is pretty much my alter ego. She does outrageous things in order to track down this serial killer, which most people in their right mind wouldn't do. I place her in dangerous situations, but somehow she manages to survive.
Who have been the most influential authors for you?
I think that would have to be Robert Ludlum. I like action thrillers, and he impressed me the most with his Bourne series. Also James Patterson with his Alex Cross series. He is probably the most influential for Dangerous Presence.
I haven't been nearly as active as I'd like, but as a fellow Writers' Village University student, tell the readers here a bit about your experience with this online writing community.
Are you working on anything at the moment, and can you tell us about it?
Random question time! Name some of the top things on your bucket list.
At the top of the list, my goal is to update my blog and write about my experience as a self published author. My long term goal is to finish my two novels and publish them.
Finally, Ms. Cronkite, could you please give us an excerpt of your work, whether published or in progress?
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Thank you very much for visiting, Marlene. I wish you a ton of success! If you're not scarred for life, do come back, will you?
Thank you so much for interviewing me, Mysti. I enjoyed every moment of it.