About the Author
John Nicholl – A Mind To Kill
Date Published: August 5, 2017
John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which have been Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or the media, and can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com. Rights enquiries should be directed to Mr Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA. A Mind To Kill was published on 5 August 2017.
I was lucky enough to catch up with Amy whilst she was on her blog tour for her latest release ‘The Witch’s Handbook to Hunting Vampires’ and ask her some questions!
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
I’m constantly reading, so that helps. I try to carve out time for movies as well. I also think about shows or books I loved from childhood and come up with ideas from that. But basically, the tiniest of thoughts spark ideas, so I brainstorm a lot, which means I talk to myself quite a bit. I have two small little girls at home. I’m hoping they don’t grow up thinking their mom is crazy!
How did you do research for your book?
For this book, a former county coroner happened to walk into my day job, so I had the chance to pick his brain on a few details. I also used the Internet and watched old Buffy The Vampire Slayer television episodes to lend a hand.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I’m a pharmacist by trade, so I meet tons of interesting folks. They’re definitely an inspiration for some of the characters in my books.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
To a time when there were dragons, because that would be awesome. But since dragons don’t exist, I probably wouldn’t be able to go back in time at all. Rats.
What is your next project?
I’m finishing up THE WITCH’S HANDBOOK series with two more releases—one in November and the last in January. Then I’ll return to my bestselling Bless Your Witch series, where the Apel sisters are always getting into trouble with the help of their two grandmothers.
Biography: Amy Boyles grew up reading Judy Blume and Christopher Pike. Somehow, the combination of coming of age books and teenage murder mysteries made her want to be a writer. After graduating college at DePauw University, she spent some time living in Chicago, Louisville, and New York before settling back in the South. Now, she spends her time chasing two toddlers while trying to stir up trouble in Silver Springs, Alabama, the fictional town where Dylan Apel and her sisters are trying to master witchcraft, tame their crazy relatives, and juggle their love lives.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Amy-Boyles/e/B00SX7116Y
Book Launch: http://booklaunch.io/rabtbooktours/the-witchs-handbook-to-hunting-vampires