Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Interview with Author Carolyn Arnold

Available at Amazon  

Carolyn Arnold generously allowed me to interview her about her writing and her new book Eleven; here are the answers to those questions.

1.)        What or who inspired you to write?  And how long have you been writing?
I used to write as a teenager and rediscovered my passion over four years ago now.  Anything around me can serve as inspiration.
2.)        Some writers find they plot their novels then write them they are known as plotters others just  write as the ideas come and are known as pantsers. Which are you or are you a bit if both?
 Panster for sure.  Although I have an idea what I want to accomplish in a scene or chapter, I follow the characters.  Sometimes even the ending is a bit different than I originally thought it would be.

3.)        As a writer do you find yourself trying to put yourself into your character’s mind.

You have to.  In order to create believable characters, the author must live in their minds, experience their emotions, and in essence be them.

4.)        Who are your favourite authors?

David Baldacci and Sandra Brown.

5.)        Eleven is an ambitious book and must have taken quite a bit of research. Where do you do your research?
 For Eleven my research was conducted online through the FBI website to start with.  I also found Google Earth to be invaluable to taking me to the places my characters were as I've never travelled to these places.
6.)What can you tell us about Eleven?
Brandon Fisher always wanted to be FBI, and at the age of twenty-eight has made Special Agent.  Transferred from his hometown of Sarasota, Florida to Quantico, Virginia he is teamed up under the lead of Veteran Special Agent Jack Harper of the Behavioural Analysis Unit.  With a temper normally close to the surface, Brandon has to learn to keep it under control because Jack tests his limits at every possible moment.  And with the first case taking them to Salt Lick, Kentucky and the discovery of underground burial chambers, Brandon must confront one of his greatest fears – claustrophobia.
Here’s the book blurb:
Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.
Brandon Fisher never expected this when he signed up as a Special Agent for the FBI.  Working in the shadow of Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper of the Behavioral Analysis Unit his career seemed set.  But when the team is called to a small rural town where the remains of ten victims are found in an underground bunker, buried in an unusual way, Brandon knows he'll never return to his normal life.
With one empty grave, and the case touching close to home, he fears he's become the target of a psychotic serial killer who wants to make him number eleven.  Only thing is, everything Brandon thinks he knows is far from the truth.

Eleven trailer 

 Thank you Carolyn for this candid interview Be sure to check out Carolyn's books which are available at Amazon  in print and for can reach Carolyn at 

(click here for Carolyn's Amazon Author page)



  1. Wonderful Interview....I've had this book on my list just from watching the trailer alone a few weeks back. Just waiting for my replacement Nook to find it's way to my door.

    Can't wait to read it!

  2. Thank you for keeping it real. At times, when I've read other replies from other authors, they seem to go off into meaningless soapbox tangents and they never really say anything.
    Thank you Michael for doing what you do.
    I am looking forward to reading Eleven and more of your interviews.

  3. Thank you both for your comments and interest in Eleven.

    Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog Sheilagh.