Saturday, August 11, 2012

" I remember the Sixties AND I lived through them." - #Interview with @ChandlerMcGrew

Brief Bio
Although he is the author of five critically acclaimed supernatural/suspense thrillers, Chandler McGrew, lives in quiet seclusion in the mountains of Maine. He writes ten to twelve hours a day, fueled by liberal doses of coffee and Pepsi, with only an occasional dollop of single malt scotch to take the edge off.

Born in Texas he lived for almost a decade in Alaska where his first novel, Cold Heart, is set. I Love a Mystery called the book a tense and satisfying read. While the Contra Costa Times said it was "The best opening 10 pages I've read this yeas...reads like a good martini tastes: icy cold, with flecks of terror where the ice chips should be."

Not a bad start for a man who didn't begin to write professionally until he was in his forties.

Chandler followed Cold Heart with Night Terror, a psychological thriller about a woman who has lost her only son and believes she may be losing her mind as well. Like all his novels the book is peopled by characters who might be your next door neighbor. Or they might be escapees from a boobie hatch. The Denver Post said the novel "plays on the primal fears that cause most adults to lose sleep."

That's an adequate description of all of Chandler's work.

Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author: : 
1. I remember the Sixties AND I lived through them.
2. I made a living for a while performing a solo country act in bars in Alaska.
3. If I visit you please put reading matter in your bathroom. If not I will end up reading the soap labels.
4. I have three beautiful daughters spread across this country all of whom speak to me.
5. Within a week of meeting my wife and I were cohabitating. We have been together 33 years since.

Favorite Authors 
Dean Koontz hands down. Clavell, Frank Herbert.

Where to connect online
Twitter : @ChandlerMcGrew

Tell us about your book
Name : Crossroads
Genre : Paranormal Suspense
Length : 101,000 words
Formats Available : Kindle

Book Blurb : It isn't just our world the Empty-Eyed Man covets, and the only one who can stop him is a young girl named Kira Graves. When Kira's family and everyone else in their carnival are murdered by creatures called Grigs, Kira and her constant invisible companion, Jenn, flee toward a half-mythical place of safety called Graves Island, but they fail to reach it when Kira is drawn through the looking glass to another world. The planet of the Creators is swiftly changing from a world of dreams to one of nightmares. The only way to stop the Empty-Eyed Man from turning the entire universe into chaos is for Kira to destroy the tool he most desires, but what she must sacrifice to do so may be worth more to her than the prize.

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