Friday, June 22, 2012

Q&A: White Wolf Hunger

What’s your story about?

It’s about political assassination, when politics devolves from disagreements and yelling to violence and conspiracies and bullets.

Conspiracies? Not wolves? It's called White Wolf Hunger.

No. The white wolf is a term the main character, Dian Nye, uses to describe a horrific blizzard that pins a bunch of people in the Montana Capitol on inauguration day. Can’t have an assassination thriller without a blizzard, can we? At least if it’s winter in Montana.

So, do I need to know a lot about Montana?

Nope. Come as you are. The book is one day in the life of a woman who’s trying everything she knows to survive a very bad situation with too few resources. Isn’t that the universal story? Seeing someone try to prevail over terrible odds?

I really don’t need to understand politics?

Of politics, you just need to know what the characters involved really want. That’s it. Politics is fancy bunting to hide that 'person X' wants Y to happen so he convinces a lot of people they want it, too, even though it’s only good for 'person X.'

You do need to be interested in the darker side of human nature: manipulation, unclear motivations, opaque conversations, and lots of people scrambling over each other trying to get at things they really, really want. I write about greedy people and desperate people. Or, more often, greedy, desperate people.

I don’t know.

Download a sample and see if it’s your cup of tea. It’s a heck of a ride. Of course, I’m biased. I wrote this story and plan to write eight more books about these characters.

It’s on Amazon now and will be available in more stores in the coming months.

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