Date Published: December 15,2020
Publisher: BHC Press
Pierce Danser is on the hunt for his soon-to-be ex-wife, the actress Pauline Place, who’s disappeared from the Black Island film set in the heat swarmed waters off the Mexican coast. A wealthy “collector” with a black heart and dangerous, evil mind has kidnapped her, planning a forced marriage to complete his manage of twisted museum pieces.
As Pierce starts down the winding, dark, and deadly path in pursuit, his journey is a roller coaster through a horror show. No matter the grisly and dangerous obstacles, he is determined to rescue Pauline, even if it means the loss of his own life. The clock is ticking, his resources are slim and he’s up against a man of great means as well as a twisted, cruel vision.
What is the hardest part of writing
are many creative challenges from the initial research to the final edits, I
can honestly say it is always satisfying and rarely difficult. For “The
Collectors,” my involvement with the publicist’s efforts are a little
distracting, but that’s because I’m currently in the middle of a new write. The
plus side is hearing from readers and reviewers and learning from their
questions and comments.
What songs are most
played on your Ipod?
Collectors” it was Steely Dan. The write needed the complex, colorful and edgy
jazz and heartbeat rhythms that the band loved to work with. While I didn’t
listen closely, I did hear sparks of the caustic lyrics that can only
Do you have critique
partners or beta readers?
work closely with a hired professional editor before a book goes to my
publishers, who then do additional editing. She and I have done several titles
together, going through the book three time, back and forth. She is not only
brilliant with grammar and punctuation, but invaluable because of her skill at
pointing out continuity concerns.
What book are you reading
All research. Truth
be told, I rarely and only selectively read fiction. I’m in the middle of
writing the “Chas Danser” novel so I’m studying the history of the doomed
French attempt to establish Fort Caroline, Florida, in 1565. It’s a bloody and
tragic story of classing nations and religious fervors.
How did you start your
It just made
sense at the time, having been a compulsive reader through all my youth. I was
in my mid-twenties – the days of typewriters – and started by writing sketches
of locations, characters and events. After several months, I waded in to the
actual write, no genre in mind, working with the skeleton and ingredients I
knew I could bring to life. Quite simply, it was life changing.
Tell us about your next
scheduled to be released February 15th, 2021. This is the first of
three novels making up the Obscurité de
Floride Trilogy, which will all be published during 2021. While the
schedule is aggressive, I’m positively jazzed to be getting these into my
About the Author
Greg Jolley earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in the very small town of Ormond Beach, Florida. When not writing, he researches historical crime, primarily those of the 1800s. Or goes surfing.
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