Interview with Tony Flye

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My name's not in the obituary column.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Writing
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Smashwords, Over Drive Media, Barnes & Nobel Nook
What is your writing process?
Write, write and write some more.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It probably had something to do with a horse. I was in the second grade.
How do you approach cover design?
Either I use my own photos or I look for applicable pictures in the public domain.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Anything by Robert B. Parker written before he passed. Lawrence Sanders' Mc Nally series. Most anything by Stuart Woods. Anything by James A. Michener and any, mysteries by Andrew M Greeley and Faye Kellerman.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Nook
Describe your desk
Cluttered but I know where everything is.
What's the story behind your latest book?
A lonely woman I once saw.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I read a lot of fiction. One day I read something totally unmemorable except I thought I could do much batter. I did.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Publishing and receiving the monthly check. No actually, it's the nice reviews my work receives.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without fans I wouldn't have an audience and I'd just be wasting paper and ink.
What are you working on next?
A mystery set in Victorian England.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert B. Parker, Sue Grafton, Carolyn Arnold, Estelle Ryan, most any mystery writer who can weave a good story.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Third grade, a pirate story
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social Media
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Washington D.C. My Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery series is based in D.C.
Published 2017-07-19.
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Books by This Author

Deadly Double, An Adaline and Genevieve Adventure
Series: An Adaline and Genevieve Adventure. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,820. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Adaline and Genevieve, Victorian lady detectives, take on a case involving mistaken identities, sex, adulteries, murders, a young lord falsely accused of murder and piracy wrapped together. Hired by the mother of the accused man to prove his innocence. How will our Victorian lady detectives unravel this multifaceted mystery and be able to prove the young man innocent before he hangs?
Deadly Wives, an Adaline and Genevieve Adventure
Series: An Adaline and Genevieve Adventure. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Adaline and Genevieve, sisters, living in Victorian London, marry the twin sons of Lord Cedrick and move in with their new family. Within weeks Lord Cedrick is found dead his throat slashed. Over the next few months eight more murders occur. Nobody knows why. Adaline and Genevieve take in on themselves to find the killer before he kills again. How will our sisters apprehend the killer.
Arthur's Daughters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,550. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Arthur's daughter, MaryAnne, sees her life as one of loneliness caring for her dying father. Growing up her close relationship with her older sisters was the most important thing in her life until jealousy, bitterness and betrayal pits the sisters against one another. Life has thrown all the bad things it has at MaryAnne. How will MaryAnne regain her happiness?
Death in the Movies, A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,630. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A hundred pound Klieg light falls from a light bar thirty feet above a movie sound stage, crushing Jerry Blackwell. The clamp holding the light to the light bar shows hacksaw marks. Jake and Vanessa are hired by the widow to find out what happened. The answer lies somewhere between D.C. and L.A.. How will they find our who cut the clamp and why before the case grows cold?
Death in the Gilded Cage, A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Death in the Gilded Cage is the story of two women. One, a ruthless, greedy, determined and known only through her anonymous diary entries. The other Marjorie Withers, the hostess at The Gilded Cage nightclub. Both are willing to do anything, including murder, to achieve their prize so people have to die including Jake Curtis and Vanessa Malone. Do they capture their prize?
Death in the Embassy
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,440. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
How do you prove that something did not happen? This task faced Jake Curtis and Vanessa Malone as they try to prove their client did not poison her ex-husband. If she didn't do it, then who did? Was it his daughter who stood to inherit his wealth? Was it one of his two mistresses he was engaged to? The ex-husband is not the only one murdered in this love rectangle.
The Captive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Captive is a story of survival against overwhelming odds. Bridget O'Keefe, a twelve year old lone surviver of an Indian raid on her family farm. The Indians took her captive, tortured and abused her. The Captive is also the story of man, Tom Roberts, who helped her return to society, gave her the confidence to go on and made her realize she had worth and a life still ahead.
Stories of Death, Horror and Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Stories of Death, Horror and Murder” is a collection of a baker's dozen twisty, convoluted short stories written to thrill, surprise and shock and entertain you. These short stories contain murder, revenge, mystery, jealousy, irony, an attempt to thwart murder, nightmares, scorn, revenge, intrigue and something special at the end. All designed to keep you up at night.
Death in the Smithsonian, A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,850. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The theft of a beautiful new client's valuable diamond necklace leads Jake Curtis and his wife Vanessa Malone into a conflict between two rival D.C. Crime families for control of the city's vice trades culminating in a major confrontation the day before Christmas Eve in the Grand Rotunda of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History.
Forsaken
Series: Victory. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,920. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Forsaken is the story of Matthew Harcourt, hired to preach in his home church. When told about couples loving together without benefit of clergy, he rides a circuit preaching and in the first town he visited, he meets Lottie. He can't get her out of his mind. Matthew Harcourt is a happy man. Forsaken is the story of how he loses it all.
Victory in Defeat
Series: Victory. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Victory in Defeat, A Story of Salvation in the Civil War is the story of the Harcourt brothers, Matthew and Luke, who fought both physical and spiritual battles during the Civil War. It is the story of one soldier finding Jesus amidst the shooting and killing of the last great and failed fight of the battle; of standing with bullets flying all around calling on the name of Jesus.
Death in Divorce, a Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hours after winning a divorce from her cheating husband, Blanche Bickers was found naked in bed with a bullet hole in the center of her forehead. The police were baffled. Talks revealed a Southern Belle who said something about the murder to Jake and Vanessa that no one outside of law enforcement knew. What she told Jake and Vanessa led to the surprising discovery of the murderer.
Death in Amish Country, A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,810. Language: American English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jake and Vanessa come to the defense of his Marine Corps buddy, Gordon, now an Amishman, is accused of murder his future father-in-law. How will they go about proving Gordon's innocence when no Amish person wants to talk with them? The witness recants his story and Gordon is freed, but with a dark cloud of suspicion over his head. How will they find the killer to remove the cloud?
Jan's Anguish, A Love Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,800. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Jan's mother instilled her sexually repressive view on sex causing conflict between experiencing the sexual pleasure Jan craved and pleasing her mother. At the height of passion Jan saw her mother's face and heard her call Jan whore and slut. Jan invites Jimmy to dinner where she wears a red dress and nothing else. Despite her demons she seduces Jimmy. By the end of dinner Jan’s demons vanished.
Death in the Primrose Hotel, A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery
Series: A Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 70,020. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Vanessa, along with her husband Jake, find a skeleton in an abandoned speakeasy, a bullet hole in the center of its forehead. They talk to people who used to work at the hotel. One person they talked with told of the disappearance of a maid whose decomposed body was found a year later. What does the detective's grandmother know? How does the dead maid tie in with the skeleton?
The Blushing Bride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The Blushing Bride is a young woman whose sexual passions burned to burst forth. She fell in love with and married Robert. Red's sexual desires exploded forth on their wedding night. The Blushing Bride is the story of their love, their lives together, their children. It is a story of their ups and downs, through their joys and discouragements, through their lives, deaths and beyond.