Interview with Rowan Scott Davis

What are you working on next?
Part two of Liam's Christmas story which will be part three of his 'story'. It's going to be the last time I write from his perspective or for that matter, have anything to do with that universe so it's going to be bloody.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wow, ummm... hmmm... I like Richard Laymon novels. As far as this website goes, Ruth Ann Nordin is like a guilty pleasure for me. Okay, screw the 'like' business, she is a guilty pleasure. I've always loved those regency time period pieces about couples who fall in love and remain faithful. Cheating is such an integral issue as far as fiction goes that I find it refreshing.You've got Nora Roberts, Michael Moorecock, David Moody (Love his 'Autumn' series), ummm... there's a whole heap of others as well but right now, I can't for the life of me, recall their names.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I was going to say something cliche like, 'My kids,' but i've got to be honest. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working. seriously, well, maybe it's just a matter of delegating but that's still work, right?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a love story. not your typical boy-girl-I-love-you-bullshit, but the love of a father for his child.
What is your writing process?
click, click, click, click
What do you read for pleasure?
Pleasure? sadly, despite the weakness I have for writing about hard hitting and painful topics(I've got a book i've got to tidy up that screams out what i mean here). I can't really stand to read too much of it. Give me a silly light hearted romance, thank you very much.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Panic by Chris Curry. it's a truly messed up book that i found in an old school second hand book shop.
Until there was you, by Kristan Higgins. because it's sweetly romantic.
Go the Fuck to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach. the funniest, cleverest book in the world.
You belong to me, Karen Rose.
Worth dying for, Beverly Barton. because it was the first of her novels i ever read
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to read a novel told mostly from the killer's point of view. all i could come across was the typical thriller that had every third chapter or five being told what, and where the killer is over two pages. rather frustrating when most of the novels were being told from the cops point of view. so i sat down and watched a few movies, interviews and all that; next thing i know, Liam is born. I chose the setting not because i'm familiar with the territory because i'm not and i mean absolutely no offense, it's just google came up with when i searched for all of the places i had in the story. i wanted to keep it as a generic city so the reader could identify with any of the buildings and let their imaginations take over for them.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
seeing someone read through the story and they don't want to put it down. when someone spends more time thinking over a world that i've created than i have. reading more into it than is actually there or not enough... it gives me a kick.
Published 2014-08-04.
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Books by This Author

Series: The Clergyman, 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,530. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sometimes a joke is taken the wrong way. Sometimes you pull a practical joke on the wrong person. Sometimes, Jokes, are deadly.
I Love Your Husband
Price: Free! Words: 9,010. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
I woke up this morning knowing that this was the day I was going to die. Your husband was there with me, i love him, oh God how i love him. And that, kills me.
Twelve Days of Christmas
Series: The Clergyman, 2. Price: Free! Words: 27,270. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Liam Aslanov has been nicknamed 'The Clergyman' in the media due to an unknowingly unresolved crime he committed eight years prior. One, but the first murder in a string of hundreds that have followed since. Come and carol with the killer as you walk beside him this Christmas season.