Bestselling author John W. Mefford joins us in this first ever audio AND video episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, the first in his new Alex Trout thriller series, AT BAY. You can scroll down to watch the video below and of course, our normal audio link for the podcast is above.
The interview portion of the show is exactly the same on both audio and video. The difference comes in at the end. The video ends when the interview is over, but the audio version continues for a few minutes beyond the point where John and I say goodbye.
Notes from the John W. Mefford Interview
John is a subscriber to the CrimeFiction.FM email list, and responded to a message I sent to the list last week asking if anyone was interested in doing a video interview. As you’ll see, John is comfortable doing video, perhaps because he’s been posting video of himself speaking directly to his readers on Facebook. He’s finding that to be a great way to communicate with his readers. (See this link for the video he did using cards while his voice was under the weather.)
We discuss the opening scene for At Bay, in which FBI Agent Alex Trout wakes up in a hospital having lost her memory from a recent car accident.
As a parent, John understands the connection between a parent and a child, and uses that understanding to great effect in the book, where Alex learns that she has two children, but doesn’t recognize them.
We discuss the two other series that John writes, the Greed Series and the Booker series. He walks us through the themes explored by each series.
John published 6 1/2 titles (one was a novella) in the Booker series last year, and plans a similar publication schedule for his Alex Trout series in 2016.
Watch the Video
From the Publisher:
Alexandra Giordano never knew she had it so good. Until it was all gone in an instant.
As she begins her daunting quest to uncover the black spots on her memory, what she finds isn’t sweet or charming or even pleasant. And that’s when she begins to question everything, including herself.
Her work as a Special Agent for the FBI is only a distraction, serving as a mental metronome…anything to crank the gears of her feeble mind.
And then it happens—a bizarre, ritualistic murder. She loses herself in her work, fully immersed in the investigation. Unable to recall even her own kids, she’s somehow able to formulate coherent theories on what type of person could pull off such a sickening act.
As her mind slowly plugs a few memory gaps, her emotions are scrambled by the reality of her worlds colliding. And the resulting explosion tears her in two.
Can she pick up all the incendiary fragments to solve the twisted crime while she clings to some semblance of sanity?
One woman can only keep so much…AT Bay.
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Author’s Website www.johnwmefford.com
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