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I have only met Trent recently through a mutual friend of Martin Reaves.  Martin has done an interview with me and mentioned Trent Zelazny.  So I did a little investigating and found this Trent Zelazny, only to be amazed by what I found.

Trent is son of Roger Zelazny.  For me this was a bit of a big deal, as I enjoyed the Amber Chronicles.  What was more amazing, to me, was the sheer fact that Trent had lived through the loss of his girlfriend, which Trent will talk about more later.

I sent Trent my standard questions, but with the proviso that I could ask him some tougher questions (of which you will see later).  trent was very open about his past and did not knock back any of my questions, answering them overnight.

I will add to this before I let Trent have a go.  There are some great authors out there talking about Trent and how good he is.  To drop just two names here – Neil Gaiman and Joe R. Lansdale.

A little warning as well.  This post is over 3,500 words long, but more than worth the effort.

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This interview has also been posted at my new blog home http://IdeasCaptured.com/blog.  Please go and follow me there.

Greg is a great new friend that lives in the same country as I do, which I am finding rarer and rarer in the cyber-world.  He has been great to talk to and even recently liked a photo of my home-made pizza.  Got to love that.

Greg Barron’s first novel ‘Rotten Gods’ received rave reviews for its style and story.  In fact, here is one of the newest ones.

‘A searing critique of Western greed and consumerism; of the atrocities committed in the name of some deity or another; and of action and suspense there is no shortage.’ ‘What makes Rotten Gods so compelling is the originality of the plot, the intelligence of the writing, the believability of the setting and the electrifying pace with which the author constructs his story.’ ‘Rotten Gods is a superlative political thriller, with a cast of characters who swarm across the pages, leaving death and destruction in their wake as well as questions of right and wrong and moments of love and remorse.’ Rob Minshull, host of ABC Radio’s Weekend Bookworm

Greag will also be appearing at the Crime and Justice Festival. Melbourne, November 16 – 18 with Ian Rankin.
http://www.crimeandjusticefestival.com/crimeandjusticefestival/Program.html

Whilst he is busy on his second, he took some time out to give this interview.

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The Same Lie Twice

Ron Goulart
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
      MysteriousPress.com/Open Road

Pub Date                Sep 25 2012

ISBN9781453277102

Description

A copywriter’s wife has vanished, and only John Easy is slick enough to save her Jim Benning makes $25,000 a year writing drivel for the admen at the Arbogast & Joseph Agency, and his wife thinks he’s worth a whole lot less. Joanna is a model: nervous, beautiful, and prone to meltdowns. In a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, she agrees to a few sessions with a psychiatrist in San Ignacio—a quack whose psychobabble is more sinister than it appears. But when Joanna disappears, Jim’s only hope is John Easy, the hippest P.I. in Hollywood. Jim gives John a matchbook found in his wife’s purse for a club called Maybe—a swinger’s hideout where morality is not in style—and John plunges into the seedy side of sunny San Ignacio, where the copywriter’s wife led an entirely different sort of existence. To save Joanna from her shadow self, John Easy will have to swing harder than ever before.

A. M. Dean is a bit of a mystery.  Whilst his book has been published in over a dozen languages, his name has been kept secret.  I have only found out that A. was male through the ‘About The Author’ part of his website.  Throughout our discussions, I got the distinct impression that it was to remain thay way until it was meant to come out.  A riddle within a riddle I suppose.

This is a bit of an exclusive as A. does not do web interviews but, as his email stated, he was in a good mood.  Thank you A. for that.  So, find below my exclusive interview with a writer that has taken the world by storm.

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Here is another special edition author interview.  This time with a good friend of mine Joe McCoubrey, and this interview is scheduled to coincide with the release of Someone Has To Pay.  To get you excited for it, here’s a picture of Joe and the cover of the new book.

His short action story Death By Licence has just been published by Master Koda Select Publishing. His debut full-length thriller Someone Has To Pay is being released on September 3rd 2012. A second full-length actioner is at the editing stages, and work has started on an Irish crime thriller.

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