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Deadly Shadow and The Assassin Chronicles AMA @Reddit Friday Sept. 7th at 2pm Eastern

Join Kim Cresswell – author of  DEADLY SHADOW (The Assassin Chronicles) on Friday, September. 7th at 2:00 PM Eastern on Reddit!  AMA (Ask my anything)!

I am Kim Cresswell and I kill characters. AMA.

I am an author of thrillers and true crime. My novels include Deadly Shadow, the first book in the new paranormal/supernatural thriller series: The Assassin Chronicles, the RWA (Romance Writers of America) award-winning Whitney Steel romantic thriller series: Reflection, Retribution, and Resurrect, and the True Crime Quickie short story series.

I’ve had the honor of writing True Crime stories for Serial Killer Quarterly with some of the top true crime writers in North America and beyond. I also wrote the TV pilot for The Assassin Chronicles. The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Joel Eisenberg at Council Tree Productions.

Some of my books have been translated into various other languages. The Whitney Steel series will be published in German (2018/2019) in a 3-book translation deal with Luzifer Verlag.

I am a legal assistant, script writer, community volunteer, lover of books, movies, animals, and everything paranormal. I live in Ontario, Canada with the Queen of all Cats, Miss Roo. Ask me anything.

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A Quickie (interview) with Author Kim Cresswell #IAN1 #suspense #thriller #truecrime

kimblueaprilWhat are you working on right now?
I’m working on two books: The much-anticipated sequel to my award-winning romantic thriller, REFLECTION (working title – Retribution). I can’t wait to share more of Blake and Whitney’s story with the world. I’m also writing Deadly Shadow, the first book in a four book supernatural thriller series. This series is going to be exciting!

Can you tell us what genre you write?
I write a variety of different genres; mainly suspense and thrillers. I also write true crime short stories. Real Life Evil – A True Crime Quickie (Book One) released was in January 2014. You can also find more of my true crimes stories in Serial Killer Quarterly, a new e-magazine published by Grinning Man Press.

What is your all-time favorite book?
My favorite book would have to be Waiting Wives: The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front to the Vietnam War by Donna Moreau. “In 1964, as the first B-52s took flight in what would become America’s longest combat mission, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas became Schilling Manor — the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam.” It’s an incredible story about determination, strength and love!

Is there anything you want to make sure potential readers know?
If you enjoy edge-of-the-seat suspense, loads of action, and hot romance, you will enjoy my cinematic writing style. I write as if I’m watching a movie and I hope readers enjoy the show. (I highly recommend having some popcorn on hand.) 🙂

Is there a message in your writing you want readers to grasp?
I think there is a message in my books: No matter what life hands you, you are strong and can and will overcome!

Why do you think what you do matters?
Being an author does matter. I’m a huge supporter of freedom of speech. I also try to use some type of controversial topic in all my books. Human cloning (REFLECTION) is one of them and has caused lots of debate over the years. It gets people talking.

How much of yourself is hidden in the characters in your book?
Quite a lot—especially in Lauren Taylor, the heroine from LETHAL JOURNEY. She has my drive and strength incorporated into her character and a few more character traits.

Who influenced your writing once you began?
I wonderful woman I meet online. Her name was Christina Harris. She was a friend, my writing mentor, and a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist. She taught me a lot and really helped me write LETHAL JOURNEY. I couldn’t have done it without her. Unfortunately, she died before I finished writing my debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION.

 What is your favorite quote?
“In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the center of chaos, make one definitive act. Just write.” ―Natalie Goldberg