Why did you choose this genre to express your creativity?
I like to write what I know and what I read. With a police and attorney background, writing this genre seems a logical decision. I did take a stab at writing a paranormal but research bogged down and I dumped it.
Do you include some romance in all your works?
Work, work, and more work makes for a boring character. Having romance makes his/her life more interesting and well-rounded. Of course not all romance fares well. Something Cornered’s Matt Brady found out to his dismay. In Price of Justice, Jason Scarsdale loved and lost twice.
When did you feel an urge to put your thoughts into words on a page?
My first time to put creative thoughts on a page was in 2009. That piece of work is now buried in a box in the garage, never to see the light of day again. But that failed attempt gave rise to the next which dominoed into to the publishing of my first novel.
Besides fighting crime in your career what are your other interests do you have besides writing?
I’ve have several interests. Besides dating my wife, I’m a huge fan of college and pro football, sampling various Italian and French wines, reading, and watching certain TV shows.
Can you give your readers a glimpse into your next project?
Without going into too much detail, up next will be a story of the blurring of lines between what is socially right and legally wrong, the gray area between black and white. The protagonist will be someone in an occupation that society would think would know the difference.
Looking at the body of your work and career would you say you were obsessed with crime and helping people?
I don’t consider myself obsessed about anything. I’d rather label myself as informed about crime, its impact, and the latest techniques used in solving major crimes. As for helping people, that was one reason I became a police officer. I’ve never been one to turn my back if I can assist. If I was in their shoes, I’d want somebody to help me.
What is it about your crime novels that distinguish them from all the other books in this genre?
Many prominent writers are attorneys but only one I know of (Michael McGarrity) has been active in law enforcement. I guess what distinguishes my novels from all the others is that my stories are written from my perspective as a detective and a trial attorney.
Why should readers rush to purchase your books?
Readers should rush to buy them because they’re new and written by an author with substantial police and legal experience.