Interview with Drake Casanova

What do you read for pleasure?
Well, I read a lot of James Patterson novels. I'm really into the Alex Cross series. Also I enjoy reading novels by Brad Thor and the late Vince Flynn.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone, man, without it I would be miserable.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Brooklyn Heights, in an apartment just off Cranberry street. Seeing the mysteries of the "City that never sleeps" inspired me to become a mystery novelist.
When did you first start writing?
When I was a Sophomore in high school. I had a one year old kid and knew I had to do something productive with my life.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Basically, "A terrorist at bay" touches base on the 9/11 events. I lost two cousins in the attack which as a kid it crushed my world. So I decided to put my own spin on the events that took place on 9/11 and placed a narrative to the madness.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Research. After researching and seeing that it was better to be a self published author or a indie author(which ever one you prefer to use)than a traditional I jumped on it. Having complete control over my projects I could ensure that my fans wouldn't have to wait a year for another novel, especially if a series were in the making.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By making my book available to readers around the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The excitement that my readers would have as they read one of my novels. There's nothing like a fan base that expects you to keep them intrigued.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean a lot to me. If it weren't for the many readers I wouldn't have been able to fulfill the dream I've yearned for for years.
What are you working on next?
Currently, I'm working on a whole new series taking place in West Village New York. It stars a female detective who's trying to catch a serial rapist/killer.Its full of twists and turns that will have you glued to the pages.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Danielle Steele and Stephen King.
Published 2015-01-11.
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Books by This Author

NYPD Honor
Price: Free! Words: 90,160. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
She is the one with the impeccable résumé—a fearless detective and unyielding misfit. He is a charming detective whose precocious talent of analyzing criminal behavior often brings criminals to justice.
A Terrorist at bay
Price: Free! Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Amelia Deese, a high school teacher, is abducted from her Victorian home. Her abductor is none other then the very person she's been having an affair with. As she searches for answers her revolving past come back to haunt her in the most devastating ways. Beaten and defeated, she finds a woman who could help her escape. But will she manage to escape without harm?