If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book next year, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our April author interviews: Perennial author Susan Wittig Albert--4/5, Sasscer Hill, horse racing insider--4/12, English historical, cozy author, TE Kinsey--4/19, Debut author, Susan Bickford--4/26.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in April: Heather Baker Weidner (4/1), Christina Hoag (4/8), Susan Boles (4/29). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 4/15--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 4/22--Kait Carson.

Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows. Big news for a new year. Congratulations, Julie.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interview with Douglas Corleone

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a 35-year-old former New York City criminal defense attorney, who now lives with his wife Jill and 18-month-old son Jack in Hawaii. I enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and anything else that involves being in the ocean.

Can you tell us about your writing?

My debut novel One Man's Paradise won the 2009 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award. Night On Fire, which will be released on April 26, 2011, is the second novel in the Kevin Corvelli crime series.

Do you want to give us a brief description about your latest book?

In Night On Fire, hotshot Honolulu defense attorney Kevin Corvelli narrowly escapes a deadly arson fire at a popular Hawaiian beach resort, only to land the prime suspect - a stunning but troubled young newlywed - as a client.

You have an impressive webpage and book trailer. Has that increased interest in your books? Is there some way to measure its effectiveness?

It's difficult to know what works in terms of promotion. Having a website these days is essential, and I'm fortunate in that I've received significant positive feedback from the readers of One Man's Paradise through my site. That goes a long way in boosting a writer's confidence.

If I can get some free legal advice here, if I write a book set in Hawaii can I get tax deductions for travel, food and lodging? (And If not can I stay at your house?):)

I'm not a tax lawyer, but I believe to some extent you can. Save your receipts and if the IRS comes knocking, blame your accountant. (I'm just kidding.) But of course, you can stay at my house...as long as you don't mind sharing a room with a toddler.

You maintained a steady pace throughout the book (no middle chapter sag) how did you manage to keep the energy flowing so well?

I attempt to write the second act of my novels with the same energy of my first. I don't like to read novels that sag in the middle, so I do everything possible to avoid writing them. In Night On Fire, part 2 marks the beginning of Kevin Corvelli's own investigation into the fire and there's a lot going on - a visit to the devastated crime scene, the gathering of witness statements, the searching for suspects - so maintaining the energy wasn't as difficult a task as it might have been if I'd written a different kind of story.

How does your background as a defense attorney help you with your writing?

My background as a defense attorney helps considerably in writing the Kevin Corvelli legal thrillers. I still need to research the laws and procedures of Hawaii since I never practiced in this state, but my training and experience aids me in getting that research done efficiently. And, of course, I have many memories from my days in the courtrooms of New York City from which to draw.

The link to the Amazon product page for NOF is http://tinyurl.com/6jlu89b

The link to the trailer on YouTube is


The link to my website is


Thanks Douglas, (I hope my snoring will not bother your toddler.)


E. B. Davis said...

Sounds like a good beach read to me. Hawaii? What's not to like.

Good interview, Warren. Good luck on the book, Douglas.

jennymilch said...

Nice to see you again, Doug! Hope the book is really taking off--and more than that, drawing in lots of new readers...

Scott Niven said...

Good interview. Will be adding this to my summer reading list (that's getting longer by the day!)


Kaye George said...

Doug is doubling up today! He's also over at
telling about his experience with reviews.

This one is a nice interview. Thanks, Warren and Doug!

dscorleone said...

Thanks for the comments! And thanks for the terrific interview, Warren!

Pauline Alldred said...

Good interview. Another book I must read. Something will have to go.

Gail M Baugniet said...

Enjoyed the interview, Warren, and will get an autographed book at Doug's book signing Saturday, April 30, at Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center, Honolulu.