The Assassin Chronicles Book 1
by Kim Cresswell
Genre: Paranormal Suspense Thriller
The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions.
Two recent murders.
Two serial killers.
A conspiracy that reaches beyond the physical world.
Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio’s serial killer, “The Wrapper”.
When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the Secretary of Defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful.
Derrick has a secret: He’s a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find The Wrapper.
But can Victory trust him?
As the body count rises, Victory must cross a dangerous line–into a world of government cover-ups, murder, and betrayal–a decision that will test her limits. And everything she believes in.
The battle between good and evil begins! Deadly Shadow is the first book in the gripping paranormal/supernatural thriller series, an action-packed blend of suspense and mystery for detective and crime book lovers.
How long have you been writing?
For many decades. 😀 I knew I wanted to be a professional writer while working at our public library at the age of seventeen. I remember reading Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls and from that moment I wanted to be an author. It seemed like a farfetched idea back then. Life, marriage and kids put my dream on hold until 2012 when I decided it was time to take my writing seriously. It really was now or never. With my first book, Reflection, I landed two literary agents. Since then, I’ve published twenty-three works: novels, short stories, and anthologies.
Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I love reading! My favorite genres are thrillers and action-thrillers.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I usually only write one book at a time so that I can focus on my characters and the story.
Pen or type writer or computer?
I write on a laptop and use pen and paper if I’m stuck on a scene. I find moving away from the computer always helps me get unstuck.
Describe your writing style.
I would describe my writing style as cinematic. My books are like watching a movie.
What makes a good story?
What makes a great is a solid and interesting plot, lots of action, and emotion…emotion…emotion. If I don’t feel a story, I walk away from it.
What is your writing process? For instance, do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
My writing process has always been the same. First, I write the back cover blurb. I can’t start a book unless I do. Then I select a title and begin plotting out each chapter, so I have a road map to work with. After those are completed, I sit down and start writing the first chapter. Of course, things can change but generally, I stick with my plot outline quite closely.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I tend to be original. I love coming up with unique plots and characters which I do believe my readers want and expect from me.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
I’m a slow writer mainly due to health issues. An average full-length book can take eight months to year to write.
Kim Cresswell is the award-winning Canadian author of the action-packed Whitney Steel series. Kim recently signed a 3-book translation deal with LUZIFER Verlag for the first three books in the series: Reflection, Retribution and Resurrect. The popular series will be published in German beginning in 2018. Her novel, Reflection, has won numerous awards and the book trailer was featured online at USA Today.
She has also published two Kindle Worlds novellas (Jet: Oblivion, Jet: Duplicity), featuring characters from her Whitney Steel series and JET from Russell Blake’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling JET action thriller series.
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