by David L Wallace
on Tour June 1-30, 2018
Art Somers is a detective in close-knit Murrell’s Inlet, S.C., a small-town, coastal community with deeply held spiritual and supernatural belief systems. A serial killer has shattered his peaceful existence by abducting multiple twelve-year-old boys within his county. Young thugs, backwater drug dealers and the occasional murderer are the most Art’s had to deal with, but now he must apprehend a predator who FBI profilers can’t find.
He discovers he has a tie by blood to the case and uncovers evidence that calls into question his long held spiritual and supernatural beliefs. Abraham, the father of faith, had to choose to either sacrifice his son or disobey a direct order from God. Art must now make a choice – sacrifice his soul to save his son.
“A riveting and intriguing read.” – Clarion Review
“Original and engaging.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“A gripping detective story.” – Kirkus Reviews
Genre: Paranormal Crime Thriller
Published by: David L Wallace
Publication Date: April 13th 2018
Number of Pages: 346
ISBN: 0997225726 (ISBN13: 9780997225723)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Before publishing his debut novel in 2016, he served over 27 years as an information technology professional working initially for the US Navy, and then the Department of the Navy and various fortune companies. He’s a UCLA writing program alumnus who writes mystery thrillers and children stories. He has three wonderful kids who he enjoys immensely. Writing is his passion and his goal with each story is to capture the imagination in the opening pages and keep it engaged to the story’s riveting conclusion.
Q&A with David L. Wallace
Writing and Reading:
Do you draw from personal experiences and/or current events?
For the sake of a good story, I’ll draw from anything. I’ve drawn from personal experiences for all three stories I’ve written. For my first novel, Trojan, it was also timely because of the current computer hacking events.
Do you start with the conclusion and plot in reverse or start from the beginning and see where the story line brings you?
The key for me in structuring my storylines is in the beginning of the story. For the types of stories that I like to write, when you nail the character motivations and work out the confrontational elements properly early on, the ending simply becomes who will win, lose, or draw. The hard work goes into creating a satisfying ending, and I think working out the beginning and middle of the story will inform and illuminate a satisfying ending.
Are any of your characters based on you or people that you know?
All my characters, in some way, are based on my own persona and people I’ve known and encountered in my lifetime. There are some aspects of my characters that I must create out of thin air, and since those characteristics are figments of my imagination, I count those elements as a part of me as well.
Your routine when writing? Any idiosyncrasies?
When I started writing my first book, I use to go into my master-bedroom walk-in closet to get privacy. For whatever reason, I still find it’s the best place to produce my most productive writing sessions.
Tell us why we should read this book.
I think it’s a fun and riveting read. It’s scary in some moments and funny in others. It’s both a puzzle you need to solve and a thriller that puts the main character and the world at large in jeopardy. The people and plot events in the story are both familiar and unique in their own way and the telling delves into many aspects of my main character’s life.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I have a long list: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Dan Brown – just to name a few.
What are you reading now?
Nothing. I’m taking a break to use the time to redo the flooring in my home.
Are you working on your next novel? Can you tell us a little about it?
I’m currently working on sequel draft outlines for Preordained, Trojan and Ralphy the Rabbit. I haven’t made the choice yet on which one I will write first. If Preordained becomes wildly successful, then customer demand would dictate that I write Preordained II next.
Your novel will be a movie. Who would you cast?
This is truly a wishful thinking question. I saw three people in my head as I wrote Preordained: Colin Farrell (Det. Art Somers), Vin Diesel (Tech Billionaire Corey D’Meadow) and Jennifer Lawrence (Det. Angela Hunter). Jennifer’s portrayal of Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle led me to envision her playing the role of Angela Hunter, my offbeat police detective.
Favorite leisure activity/hobby?
I love to dance to live music. My favorite hobby is playing my guitar.
I recently found out that I must stop eating meat products and cheeses, and I must stop drinking milk. Unbelievable. I’m currently working on a brand new set of meal choices.
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