I have a treat for the paranormal thriller fans! Kim Cresswell is here with the first in her series, The Assassin Chronicles. Find out how she knows creative ways of killing, and why it might be a good idea to keep a priest on retainer. Welcome, Kim!
You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
Since some of my books involve serial killers, I would be the killer in a horror movie and believe me, I would find the most creative way to kill off characters. <evil grin>
Have you ever played with a Ouija board?
I did when I was a kid and into my pre-teens. Didn’t everyone? I would have a few girlfriends come over and we would have seance sleepovers. Most of the time all we did was creep ourselves out and eat a lot of junk food.
Creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?
The creepiest thing that’s happened to me was during what I believe was etheric traveling and a dark entity attached itself to me. I would feel someone holding a pillow over my face trying to smother me or feel hands around my neck squeezing. I would wake up the next morning with bruises on my arms. The six-month adventure was scary, and I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to get rid of the nasty thing. The entity finally disappeared after a priest blessed me, and my home. Not something I want to experience again.
In a zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?
My weapon of choice during a zombie apocalypse would be a sword. Simple and clean. Off with their heads!
What is the hardest part of writing?
I think the hardest part of writing is finishing the first draft. The first book I published, Reflection, took six years to write. I have never been a fast writer because I’ve never learned to shut off my internal editor. Years later, I’m still slow at completing that first draft, but now I am able to write a novella in three weeks and a full-length novel usually in six months.
Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
Author Sidney Sheldon was a huge influence for me. After reading Master of the Game in the late 80s, I was determined to be an author. Decades later, I was able to finally publish my first novel and I haven’t stopped since. I do believe Mr. Sheldon was one of the master ‘story-tellers’ of all times.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on Invisible Truth, the second book in The Assassin Chronicles series and a Christmas paranormal novella. After that, I’ll be working on Redemption, the fourth Whitney Steel novel.
Blurb for Deadly Shadow (The Assassin Chronicles – Book 1)
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.
Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada and is the bestselling and award-winning author of the action-packed WHITNEY STEEL series. Kim recently signed a 3-book German 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 2018/2019.
Her romantic thriller, Reflection, has won numerous awards: RomCon®’s 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense), InD’tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller), UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Gotcha!” Romantic Suspense Winner (2004), Honourable Mention in Calgary’s (RWA) The Writer’s Voice Contest (2006).
The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions, a feature film and TV production company located in Los Angeles, California. The TV series: THE ASSASSIN CHRONICLES is based on Kim’s upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural suspense thriller series: Deadly Shadow (May 2018), Assassin’s Prophecy, Invisible Truth, and Vision of Fire.
Web Site: www.kimcresswell.ca
Available to read for free with Kindle Unlimited