Connell Nisbet is a Sydney-based novelist specialising in crime thrillers. A Willing Executioner is his debut novel. (connellnisbetauthor.com)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the feeling when the words come off the page. It may come in a flash of inspiration or it may take many rewrites, but there is always that moment when it all falls into place and you are transported to another world. You realise that you have successfully created a portal for the reader, through which they can escape into your story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Indie publishing provides an amazing opportunity for new writers to share their work with a broad audience. I love the idea that a book written in Sydney, Australia can capture the imagination of someone in Oslo, or Washington, or Hong Kong. As a writer, it makes me feel just that little bit closer to my readers.
Detective Birgitte Vestergaard flies into Sydney from Copenhagen to assist in the search for a high-profile missing Dane. She is quickly embroiled in a series of seemingly unrelated homicides, stretching from the jungles of Kakadu to the barren wastes of the Outback. Her intuition and tenacity draw her into the ethically murky world of international corporate mining.