Interview with Doug Romig

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Cryptos Files: ICE was inspired by the time I worked as a computer tech in graduate school. After watching Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief, it occurred to me that a thief would be the perfect person to be the cyber security expert.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always enjoyed writing. I sat down one day to start writing a short story that kept going and going until it was a the novel Angelcide.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love hearing from readers who enjoy the stories. That is what motivates me to keep writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are the reason I write. If I can touch the life of one person with the meaning behind the story, then I have done my job well.
What are you working on next?
Right now I am working on the sequel to Angelcide called New Fallen which is planned for June of 2014. I also have begun work on Reunion, the next of the Abby Chilton Novels; and also Interpol, a Jonas Lange Adventure, is in the works.
Who are your favorite authors?
Patrick McManus, Dave Barry, and Douglas Adams influenced the humor in my writing. Stephen King, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson influenced my storytelling.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have the best job ever. Getting up and writing about the stories that began in my dreams is the perfect way to start my day. Then it flows from there.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to spend time with my sons, hiking, cooking, or just enjoying time strolling around watching people.
What is your writing process?
I am a messy writer. I know how the story begin and ends, but the 98% in the middle is a mystery to me until I write it. Major characters are profiled and planned. Minor characters just show up as the story goes.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read stories that keep me guessing until the end. If I known what will happen by the halfway point, I get bored and move on to the next one. I love mysteries and scifi.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle Fire.
Published 2014-04-19.
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Books by This Author

Reunion: An Abby Chilton Novel
Series: Abby Chilton Novels. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,630. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
FBI profiler Abby Chilton is back and getting into the mind of another killer. Twenty-somethings are dying to get to their ten-year high school reunion - literally. All the cool kids from ten years ago - the ones who tortured everyone - are turning up dead from mysterious strokes. Abby and her new partner, Seneca Jenks, must follow the trail of bodies leading up to the Reunion.
Shrink: An Abby Chilton Novel
Series: Abby Chilton Novels, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,210. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Abby thought she would be content with the peace and politics of the office. The only problem is she doesn't like peace and hates politics. Two men enter her boring life. One is an Interpol agent. The other is a killer. Both men have plans for her. Both men have a shared past. Neither one will let her stay behind her safe and secure desk. Neither one know what they have done.
Casadore: A Spiritscape Chronicles Short Story
Series: The Spiritscape Chronicles Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Angelcide, the Prologue introduced the victim of the angelcide, Casadore. This is the story of what happened to Casadore before his untimely death at the hands of a being capable of devouring angel and demon.
New Fallen
Series: The Spiritscape Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,220. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Who or what is making demons disappear? Tone and Zeke are back as they face this new threat. Add in Arino – the healer and girlfriend of Zeke, and Nazilaq – the skimmer pilot, and the perfect team is back together. Perfect until the hunters become the hunted. Whatever is stealing demons wants to add Tone to this unearthly collection. The New Fallen know far too much.
Praetorac: A Spiritscape Chronicles Short Story
Series: The Spiritscape Chronicles Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Praetorac is the second short story in The Spiritscape Chronicles. Zeke, a hunter angel, and Arino, a healing angel, have a new assignment. Darius is a human spirit who has discovered a way to remain on Earth. Zeke and Arino must find him to save humans from appetite. There is one problem. The Praetorac can hide from angels and this one is hiding in 1944 at Normandy,
Angelcide
Series: The Spiritscape Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,480. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Zeke is an angel with an attitude who does the jobs no other angel is willing to do. Tone, a human who can leave his body, has even more attitude than Zeke. The angel has the experience, but the human has the special skill needed to track the killer. These two form an unlikely duo as they team up to solve the mystery of the murdered angel to discover who - or what - is guilty of Angelcide.
The Cryptos Files: ICE
Series: The Cryptos Files, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ian Edos, CEO of cyber-security firm Cryptos, is also known on the internet as ICE, cyber-spy for hire. Stephanie Sarco claims to be with the NSA and has the evidence to force ICE to work for her. Now Ian must do the jobs no government agent would ever do, while trying to find a way out from under Stephanie's thumb.