Chevy Stevens’ debut, STILL MISSING, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2011. She has followed up that enormous success with one gripping psychological thriller after another, including ALWAYS WATCHING and THOSE GIRLS.
Stevens’ latest, NEVER LET YOU GO, introduces readers to Lindsey Nash, who leaves an abusive relationship and tries to start a new life with her young daughter, Sophie – but will learn years later that it is almost impossible to escape one’s past.
In this interview, conducted by Bookreporter.com’s Rebecca Munro, Stevens reveals why this book got such a late start; describes the challenges she faced in alternating the story’s points of view between Lindsey and Sophie; explains how she ensured that Andrew, the abusive ex-husband, wouldn’t be a cliché; and offers a few tantalizing details about her next novel, her first to be set outside of Canada.
Read the interview here: http://www.bookreporter.com/authors/chevy-stevens/news/interview-031617
The author describes the inspirations for his first novel, and how the horror landmark – 40 years old this week – was very nearly destroyed…
Mainieri talked to Daniel Ford recently about his early love of storytelling, how his writing process has evolved, his decision to get an MFA, and what inspired The Infinite…
“I’m an early morning writer. The voices of doubt are quietest then.”
Photographed by Philippa Gedge
If you attend enough events as an author, you will find you are asked the same questions many times over. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because with each response, you are able to fine tune your answers.
‘Are you a goat, or a sheep?’
‘Yes, but where did Mrs Creasy really go?’
‘What have you learned since you’ve been published?’
What have I learned since I’ve been published? I will usually answer, ‘the toilets at Euston Station only take ten and twenty pence pieces,’ and ‘Salisbury is a lot further away than you think.’ The truth is, I have learned more in the last twelve months than I could ever have imagined possible, and (in my current state of editing limbo), I thought I’d take a moment to explain why…
via Author interview: CM Taylor on the transformational arc – Retreat West
The amazing CM Taylor (aka Craig) talking about ‘Character is Destiny’ and the Transformational Arc, courtesy of the lovely Amanda Saint at Retreat West.