Throughout my career as an author, I’ve had an opportunity to meet many others who were further along in their professions, and who were kind enough to answer my questions about the craft or the business of writing.
This summer I binge watched HAWAII FIVE-O (all 7 seasons) and loved it — great ensemble cast, over-the-top action, great dialogue. It was an all-around fun cop s
First, before we get to our irregularly scheduled program, great news! SHATTERED is #67 on the USA Today bestseller list. via GIPHY If you haven’t bought SHATTER
TWO TO DIE FOR is out this week in ebook! Yeah me! There’s a story behind these stories … and it starts with SHATTERED. SHATTERED is my fourth Maxine Rever
This blog was originally published two years ago today at the Kill Zone, and the link popped up in my facebook feed. It’s not only as relevant as it was two year
This blog is for my writer friends. I went back and forth for two weeks about whether to publish this blog. I could leave quietly, and that would be that … but c
See me jumping up and down? I have three of my favorite people on my blog! Not just three talented, amazing authors (who write about murder — double great!) but
My first book THE PREY was released on December 27, 2005 and my 30th book, MAKE THEM PAY, will be released on March 7th … only 3 short weeks away. I can write an
RT Book Reviews just published their March on-line edition … and MAKE THEM PAY received a Top Pick! I’m thrilled because I love this story and, considerin
This weekend, I finished editing my copy edits for SHATTERED, the 4th Maxine Revere cold case mystery (on sale 8.22.17.) I received them on Monday the 9th, but didn
In regard to the thirteen (soon to be fifteen) novels I’ve written, anywhere from a quarter to a third of the time is spent doing the research that makes the incidents in my books plausible enough for readers.
It doesn’t matter if the story pertains to a topic which is second nature to me (say, a street route, movie studio roster, and location of a new planet for a contemporary Hollywood story–as I did for my very first novel, True Hollywood Lies; or if I’m looking for a zombie drug, traditional bigamist outpost and White House floorplan, which was necessary for my latest story, The Candidate, research is an integral part of my–and most novelists’–writing process.
And it most cases, it takes us far outside our comfort zones.
Case it point: I interviewed two licensed commercial pilots–one who flies jumbo jets for a national carrier, another who flies mid-sized private jets for corporate clients–for a very important scene in The Candidate, in which the plane of a highly skilled licensed pilot’s plane is sabotaged, but it must look like pilot error.
You’d think that would be easy, right?
Wrong. Here’s why:
Allison Brennan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly three dozen romantic thrillers and mysteries, including the Lucy Kincaid series and the Max Revere series. She lives in Northern California with her husband, five children, and assorted pets.Read more
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid tackles her most dangerous case yet ... while her fiance Sean Rogan receives life-changing news.