Today’s Author Spotlight is on Drew Avera, who wrote A Dance With Death in the thriller anthology, Make Them Pay!
Drew is a Navy veteran, musician, and the bestselling author of The Alorian Wars and Dead Planet series.
Take it away Drew!
Q: Tell us a little about your story in Make Them Pay!?
A: A Dance With Death is the backstory of my protagonist, Detective Nathan Fox. He is a Norfolk, VA homicide detective chasing a fellow brother in blue for murder.
Q: What was the inspiration for your story?
A: This story is the catalyst for Nathan’s future troubles in the books I’m writing. He loses his mentor and then his family frays. He’s not in a good place and a lot of his afflictions begin with his “recklessness” in this story.
Q: When did you start writing and/or publishing?
A: I began in 2012 and published in 2013. Since then, I’ve published over twenty books and stories. Most of them are science fiction.
Q: Why thrillers?
A: I have eclectic tastes. Science fiction and fantasy are my favorite genre, but thrillers excite me in a way that feels more realistic. It might be the fact I spent twenty years in the military and saw some things most people never will. We certainly live in a world where you may experience a hostage situation before encounter a dragon or aliens lol.
Q: Who are your favorite thriller authors to read?
A: Patterson was the first, but James Rollins is a bit more exciting. In terms of thriller-based media, I love the show Bosch based on the books.
Q: Were your friends or family members nervous hanging around you once they read one of your books?
A: No, but they’ve always known I was a bit out there.
Q: What’s your favorite non-reading, non-writing activity?
A: I compose instrumental music. Most of it is guitar based rock/metal, but I do string arrangements with it. Music was my first love.
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