Hi and welcome to my stop on K. J. McGillick’s The Last Lie She Told blog blitz.
My apologies for posting so late. I have been in contact with Rachel to explain. Thank you for your understanding Rachel. x
Interview with K. J. McGillick…..
For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?
Where did/do you get your ideas from?
The ideas from my books come from my background in travel, the law and medicine. I have a passion for travel and art so over the years I have visited dozens of European museums and read nearly 100 books on art and art history which was the subject of my first book. My second book had to do with black market organ harvesting and I drew from my medical background for that book. My third book centred around Wall Street and bio terrorism and that idea was populated by world events.
Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?
Yes. My newest book’s main character was loosely based on a girl that disappeared under suspicious circumstances in the ‘90’s and never found.
How do you pick your characters names?
Some just come to me and others I try to pick based upon the intonation of their name. Do they sound like a solid citizen or flighty.
Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?
I start with a seven point plot wheel to outline the plot on one piece of paper. Then I flesh out my characters. After I have my characters and basic plot in place I then outline it so I have a three act story in place.
Who are your top 5 favourite authors?
Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot, Dan Silva, Kristen Ashley, J. A. Huss
If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
J.A. Huss who is an indie author. How do you write 8 books a year and do everything yourself and not hire anyone to help you.
Were you a big reader as a child?
Yes and my favourite series was Nancy Drew.
When did you start to write?
As an attorney I have to write briefs and legal papers all the time. However, my first stab at writing was when I returned from a concentration camp in Germany in 2005 and started a book on the Nazi pillage of art. I didn’t have the writing tools available now and the manuscript sat dormant not to be resuscitated.
If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?
Gone With the Wind. Scarlett and Rhett would have a happily ever after.
Is there a book you wish you had written?
The daVinci Code
If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title be?
The Struggle Was Worth It
If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?
Gabriel Allon from Dan Silva’s novels and it would be a coffee house in my area
What are you working on right now?
The next book in a the series, a romantic suspense
Do you have a new release due?
The one The Last Lie She Told and another around December
What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?
Have a special lunch with a friend
How can readers keep in touch with you?
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Every bit of my personal history has brought me to the place I am now where I use it all in my books.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!
The Last Lie She Told
Lies and misdirection rule the game.
To some, Fiona O’Dell is clever and manipulative. To others, she is a dangerous sociopath. One thing is certain – she’s trouble wherever she goes. Now she has vanished from her job, but not before being seen leaving a motel room where one man is found dead, another on the edge of death. Is this grizzly crime scene a BDSM encounter gone wrong? Or is it related to a company data breach where all three are employed?
Private security expert Lee Stone and NYPD Detective Belle Hughes are assigned to the case. In a race to find Fiona, they track her across four states and shocked to find men from her past are being murdered. With little information and even less evidence, each new crime scene brings more questions than answers.
While secrets are revealed, there is only one conclusion: Fiona controls the game, the players, even the course of the investigation. The danger escalates, and the game must be mastered, or all fall victim to it. As Lee and Belle struggle to put all the pieces together, the two investigators find their relationship heats up as they are drawn to each other. Looking for a murder mystery with a feisty female detective that’s filled with twists and turns? Explore The Last Lie She Told for a thrill ride that leaves you guessing until the end.
Amazon UK –
The Last Lie She Told is 99p/c until the 14th August.
Author Bio –
K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right?
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.
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