Hello, all! The countdown continues to the launch of the Sydney Rye Kindle World and this week we've got another of the wonderful launch authors to introduce to you.
And don't forget to sign up for the Sydney Rye Kindle World Readers Group to receive 8 free book from these talented authors. Now without further ado, please meet…
Renée Pawlish is the award-winning author of the bestselling Reed Ferguson mystery series, horror bestseller Nephilim Genesis of Evil, The Noah Winters YA Adventure series, middle-grade historical novel This War We're In, Take Five, a short story collection, and The Sallie House: Exposing the Beast Within, a nonfiction account of a haunted house investigation.
Renée has been called “a promising new voice to the comic murder mystery genre” and “a powerful storyteller”. Nephilim Genesis of Evil has been compared to Stephen King and Frank Peretti.
Renée was born in California, but has lived most of her life in Colorado
Please introduce us to you and your body of work.
I am the author of the Reed Ferguson mystery series, the Noah Winder adventure series for young adults, Nephilim, a supernatural mystery/horror novel that will be a trilogy (if I ever get around to writing the other two), and other stories. I’ve been writing since I was a kid, and I don’t think I could ever stop – I have too many ideas in my head and not enough time to write them all. Right now, I split my time between a day job as a business data analyst and author on nights and weekends. It keeps life busy, but fun. When I’m not doing either of those, I love to hike and ride my bike, play guitar or chase ballplayers for autographs.
How did you come to be involved in the Sydney Rye Kindle World? How do you know Emily?
Emily and I first met when I coordinated a box set of mystery novels, and we’ve corresponded ever since. She asked me to be a part of the SRKW and I couldn’t say no. I felt like it would be a good challenge to take two completely different characters (Reed Ferguson and Sydney Rye) and put them in one story.
What genre do you write in? Why do you enjoy that genre?
I generally write mysteries because those are what I most like to read. I like the whodunit aspect, and that the mystery is the central piece of the story. I also like series because you get to see a character develop over time. You’re invited into the story to look for the answers to that mystery, and you keep reading so you can figure out the puzzle.
Which character or characters do you plan to focus on in your Sydney Rye Kindle World contribution? What drew you to that character?
I focused on Sydney and Blue. When I read the series, Sydney is the most compelling character, and she is so different from the characters in my series. I thought for a long time on how I could set her in Reed’s world and see if she and Reed could work together, and at the same time, stay true to their own personalities and motivations. And of course, Blue has to be in the novella. Who doesn’t love a loyal dog?
Will your contribution to the world include one of your own characters? Please introduce us to them and your own world.
I set this story in Reed Ferguson’s world in Denver, Colorado, and readers will be introduced to him and his cast of quirky friends. Reed is a self-deprecating detective who loves film noir and detective fiction, and he wants more than anything to be like his hero, Humphrey Bogart – although Reed’s too nice a guy to ever really be like Bogie. Reed always manages to get himself into some kind of trouble, but through his smarts and wit, he gets the job done. He is engaged to Willie, his ever-patient fiancée, who sometimes lends a helping hand, along with Cal, Reed’s computer-geek sidekick and best friend, and Ace and Deuce, Reed’s not-so-bright but loyal neighbors. Many describe the series as lighthearted noir.
Is there anything else you’d like Emily’s readers to know?
I hope readers enjoy the blend of Reed and Sydney’s worlds.
A wannabe private eye with a love of film noir and detective fiction.
A rich, attractive femme fatale.
A missing husband.
A rollicking ride to a dark and daring ending.
Reed Ferguson’s first case is a daring adventure, complete with a dose of film noir, and a lot of humor. With a great supporting cast of the Goofball Brothers, Reed’s not too bright neighbors, and Cal, Reed’s computer geek friend, This Doesn’t Happen In The Movies is detective noir at its best. Follow Reed as he solves crime akin to his cinematic hero, Humphrey Bogart.
Great for fans who love a fast-paced, humorous read, without a lot of swearing or sex.
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