Monday, February 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Silent Partner by @JChaseNovelist #interview

Suspense / Police Procedural / K9
Date Published: December 2015 2nd Edition

One Cop, One Serial Killer, One Witness 
Who Will Survive? 

Northern California’s elite Police K9 Units arrive at an abandoned warehouse after a high-speed chase and apprehend two killers after they have fled a grisly murder scene. This barely scratches the surface of a bloody trail from a prolific serial killer that leads to unlocking the insidious secrets of one family’s history, while tearing a police department apart. 

Jack Davis, a top K9 cop with an unprecedented integrity, finds himself falling for a beautiful murder suspect and struggling with departmental codes. 

Megan O’Connell, suffering from agoraphobia, is the prime murder suspect in her sister’s brutal murder. 

Darrell Brooks, a psychopath who loves to kill, is on a quest to drive Megan insane for profit. 

Everyone is a suspect. Everyone has a secret. Someone else must die to keep the truth buried forever. Silent Partner is a suspense ride along that will keep you guessing until the bitter end.


What is the hardest part of writing your books?

The hardest part of writing books, at least for me, is the balance of time and continued focus. If I’m not careful I can suffer from procrastination, so I’ve taken great lengths to balance my time and keep my book on a strict timeline.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

When I’m writing or creating book outlines, I listen to classical piano music—basically all of the classics Mozart, Bach, Chopin, etc. I don’t want to be distracted by words or a toe-tapping beat. I prefer quiet music or none at all when I’m editing, but with any other type of work I go for it with fun tunes—80s rock, heavy metal, and even some fun recent Pop music.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

I don’t have critique partners, but I use beta readers. They are invaluable to book projects. Oftentimes, they bring things to my attention both good and awkward that I’ve never thought about before.

What book are you reading now?

I wish I had more time to read. Right now I’m reading The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver, and non-fiction I’m reading California Desperadoes by William B. Secrest for research.

How did you start your writing career?

I am not sure exactly how my writing career began because I’ve always been a writer of articles, movie reviews, and copyrighting. Officially, my fiction career began in 2008 when I published my first novel Compulsion.

My next book Body of the Crime, a Chip Palmer forensics mystery, will be released spring 2016. It’s a new series that highlights a reclusive forensic scientist, criminal profiler, and professional witness that helps special crime units to track killers and all types of serial criminals.  

Jennifer Chase is an award-winning author and consulting criminologist.  She has authored five crime fiction novels, including the award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology and criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

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* A portion of the sales from Silent Partner will be donated to purchase a new ballastic/stab proof police K9 vest*

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