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Monday, February 11, 2013

Interview with Stacy Green

Hi, Tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing?
Hi there! First off, thank you for having me. I’m a stay-at-home-mom of a first grader, lifelong lover of suspense, thrillers and true crime. I’m history buff as well, and all of those things play into my writing.
What type of books do you enjoy?
I love reading suspense, mysteries, and thrillers. Love psychological suspense–anything that keeps me guessing until the end. And I really like stories that delve into the mind of the bad guy. I’m fascinated by what makes humans tick–good or bad.
Who's your favorite author? Other than yourself of course. *Grin* Of course! Lisa Gardner, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Greg Isles–the list goes on.
What made you want to write or be a writer?
I’ve always loved to write, but the moment that sticks out to me is when I read Interview With A Vampire back in high school. I was so enthralled not only with the characters and the lore she created, but the history and the vivid way Anne Rice brought everything to life. I will never forget thinking, “this is what I want to do.”
What was it about this book that made you want to write it?
The Taker. He’s more than just a bad guy, and I really wanted to create his story from the ground up, so to speak. I felt for him, and I wanted to make readers do the same. I hope I’ve succeeded.
What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?
This is pretty much it. It’s my dream come true. If I had a second choice, though, it would be buying old homes–preferably Victorians–and restoring them to their original state. That would be amazing.
Is there anything special you would like to share with the readers about your book or yourself?
Into The Dark is personal for me, not only because it’s my debut, but because it was written during a very chaotic time in my life. I’d finally come to terms that I struggled with mild depression after I was in a pretty bad accident (just me, no other cars, thank goodness) and suffered a lot of guilt because it was a stupid mistake. Don’t text and drive! Anyway, that really affected the character’s journey throughout Into The Dark. Because I was struggling to let go of some past mistakes, that became the major theme to the book: that hanging on to the past will only cause harm.
Thank you very much for joining me today. 

The homeless living in the storm drains of Las Vegas played a vital part in INTO THE DARK, and I want to give back. From November 1st until February 28th, participants will have several options to enter the raffle, including donating to HELP of Southern Nevada. The grand prize will be a $100 donation from me in the winner’s name to the homeless shelter of their choice.

Blurb: A two-hundred-mile labyrinth of dark storm drains serves as a refuge for the delusional stalker who will go to any lengths to possess fragile, emotionally isolated Emilie Davis. To survive, Emilie will have to confront the secrets of her past she has kept locked away from everyone, including herself.
Emilie is a master escape artist—she’s fled a manipulative mother and a controlling ex-husband. But it’s impossible to evade a stalker who uses a bank robbery as a ruse to kidnap her. He’s still out there, hiding in the Las Vegas tunnels and dodging police. Emilie’s life careens out of control as her assailant continues his pursuit. She has nowhere to turn but to Nathan Madigan, the hostage negotiator who worked the robbery.
Nathan is haunted by his failure to protect a loved one fourteen years ago and dedicates his life to saving others. Determined to catch the lunatic hunting Emilie, he finds himself losing his professional detachment. He fears history is about to repeat itself if he cannot protect Emilie from the Taker’s obsession.

The police close in on the Taker’s identity as Nathan and Emilie grow closer to each other and to resolving the misery of their own pasts. At the height of The Taker’s madness, his attempt to replace someone he’s lost will either kill them all or set them free.

Stacy Green is fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind and explores true crime on her popular Thriller Thursday posts at her blog,
Turning the Page. 

After earning her degree in journalism, Stacy worked in advertising before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. She rediscovered her love of writing and wrote several articles for Women’s Edition Magazine of Cedar Rapids, profiling local businesses, before penning her first novel.
 Her debut novel, INTO THE DARK, is set in Las Vegas and features a heroine on the edge of disaster, a tormented villain, and the city’s infamous storm drains that house hundreds of homeless. INTO THE DARK is available on all digital formats and paperback November 30th.

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  1. WOW!! A very interesting interview. I really enjoy getting to know authors a bit better. Thank you for sharing!!!

    1. You're Welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Loved doing this interview. Thanks so much for having me!


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