J.A. Konrath ain’t Southern. Neither is his alter ego, Jack Kilborn. Konrath does, however, write a thriller series featuring a female police homicide lieutenant with the very Southern name of Jack Daniels. All of the books in the series are named after drinks that are made with Jack Daniels: Rusty Nail, Bloody Mary, Cherry Bomb, Dirty Martini and Fuzzy Navel,
Recently he’s branched off to write a horror novel called Afraid under the pen name Jack Kilborn. The excerpt is so scary you’ll be hollering for your mama.
Joe Konrath is also master at self promotion. His blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, is a must-read for authors who want to make a lot of noise. He’s also written a free e-book for writers that’s invaluable.
Here’s a little Q and A with Joe/Jack:
Q. What is the elevator pitch for your latest novel?