D.B. Corey lives in the Richmond suburbs with his wife Maggie and a pair of rescue dogs: Murphy, an oafish Chocolate Lab, and a sleepy American Foxhound, aptly named Dozer. He is a veteran, and signed with Uncle Sam in the late 60s, flying aircrew aboard a NAVY P-3 Orion seeking Russian subs during the Cold War. He began his writing career in his mid-fifties, and around 2013, Intrigue Publishing released Chain of Evidence. He self-published The Lesser Sin three years later, and is currently working on the second in the series with a projected release of 2018. The Greater Sin (working title), now available for pre-order.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading Time-Travel story in elementary school that captivated me. Can't remember the title. It introduced the theoretical possibility of a Time paradox. What's a paradox? Consider this: if you could travel back in Time and kill your grandfather, the future would be changed. So how could you exist to travel back in Time in the first place? That's the paradox. But the book I remember impacting me was The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. Read it in the 11th grade. Santiago and the fish. I couldn't put it down.
How do you approach cover design?
I get an image in my head that I believe reflects the book. When the graphic artist I hired to do The Lesser Sin suggested I remove the rifle, since a church interior was presented, I told her that without the rifle, it would just be a cover of a girl in a church pew praying. The rifle was the message.
At What Cost, Vengeance?
Hanna Braver is a CIA sniper in the Afghan war. A devout Catholic, she prays for forgiveness with every enemy life she takes, but when her sister is murdered, and a corrupt legal system frees her killer, Hanna returns home for answers. What she learns rocks her devout Catholic upbringing and all she believes about America’s judicial system. To obtain justice for her sister, there is but one thing she can do. And the price is her Immortal Soul.