I'm excited to introduce you today to L.J. Kane, the English author of Snatch Girl, the shocking, fast-paced, suspense thriller novel released on 21st April 2017.
L.J. Kane lives in the UK with her husband who’s a great soundboard, full of encouragement, and great ideas. Between them, they have met many unusual characters over the years, people with extraordinary lives from whom she can derive lots of inspiration.
L.J. Kane loves people-watching, overhearing conversations on the bus, dreaming up exciting plots while waiting in traffic, and while walking the dogs. She has so much fun writing novels, and it's because she’s always believed in herself, that she has finally become an author, after spending 20 years procrastinating!
And with an intro like that, you know this is gonna be a fun interview. Let's get to it! Welcome, L.J. What is the current book you are promoting?
Snatch Girl, my debut novel, was published in April 2017.
Girl Missing: What if you’re with her all the way through to the end? If it ends…? Will Ellie survive? Would you?
The shocking, fast-paced, suspense kidnap thriller that will hook you from the very first line.
Snatched from her sadistic captor's lair by his own getaway driver, eighteen-year-old student Ellie realises that she's still kidnapped. As the enigmatic Darren Broderick drives off into the night with the terrified girl beside him, the sadistic Jon Braddon is not far behind.
Thrown together, on opposing sides, Darren and Ellie must stay one-step ahead of Braddon's twisted mind, and Ellie must resist Darren's Aussie charms to the end. Darren Broderick needs the ransom. Braddon needs a victim. And he will fight to the death to get her back.
Wow, what a great description to go with that chillingly beautiful cover! If you could have your book made into a movie, who would you want to direct it?
It would have to be the late, great, Wes Craven! There is something about his films that grips you and doesn’t let go. I love the way his portrayal of the stories stay inside your head.
Oh, he would be sooo good, I agree! Snatch Girl would be right up his alley. How do you write your books?
I use a PC, but I do write longhand when I’m feeling lazy, lying on the sofa with a clipboard, pen and paper on my lap. I have typed like that too! A wireless keyboard is brilliant for that, though my back doesn’t thank me for it. I wrote the penultimate chapter of Snatch Girl in draft in about three hours, while listening to good music. I can’t write dialogue with music on though…
Lol, I must always be lazy. I'm constantly writing from my laptop because it can go where I want, which is usually the bed, or the couch, or lying on the floor! Where do you come up with your stories?
I get my ideas from a mixture of experiences, news, books, and films. Observing people is one of my favourite pastimes, and my best friend is just the same. We often meet up in a coffee shop (we can sit chatting for hours) and then fall silent, listening to an interesting conversation going on at the next table. There are some amazing people, with amazing stories to tell, even if they don’t realise it. My friends are amused when I jot down ideas on paper napkins, old envelopes, anything to hand really. I learned pretty quickly to always carry a writing pad with me!
Love it, I am the same! The real world is a great inspiration for stories, right? Who is your favorite author?
Stephen King. His books just hook me in, even if I don’t feel like reading. I also read his book ‘On Writing’ (part bio, part writing guide), and it really helped me focus on my own project, but I still can’t bring myself to read the axe scene in ‘Misery’.
He definitely has a way with descriptions that follows the KISS principle, yet still grips you in it's simplicity. Well, thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing more from you!
Readers, want to get a copy of Snatch Girl? It's available in E-book
Snatch Girl is available on Amazon as an ebook through kindle unlimited, or for $2.99, and in paperback
Want to see what L.J is reading? Follow her on Goodreads.