Sunday, 5 February 2017
Author Interview: Kiss of Death by Robert Skuce
Currently living in Southern Ontario with his wife and four kids, Robert enjoys long walks, time with his family and lazy afternoons getting caught up on television. He loves playing with computers and is the household personal IT technician. When he goes out, you can find him exploring the different restaurants his city has to offer and driving in the country side. He is always looking for new places to be the basis of his books. He photographs abandoned buildings and unique parts of town in order to create a sense of realism in his books.
Filled with ideas and personalities that are unique, he is always coming up with a new and twist-filled story that will make its way to the pages everyone can enjoy. Captivating his readers with the difficulty in his books and leaving them trying to figure out who did it, will make you want to keep reading to see what Robert Skuce will come up with next!
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
I don't plan everything in my books. I usually have some key scenes and wants to add to my books, but the story always changes as the story begins to unfold.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
Yes, quite often I discover that characters move the story in directions that I couldn't even imagine. It's one of the things that I find exciting about writing. The character's personality sometimes takes over the story and moves it in directions that I originally would not have imagined.
What is your favourite food?
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I am a night owl
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
Right now I think Italy is my dream destination. I have traveled a lot with a former job, but I haven't had time to actually explore and enjoy the places I traveled to. When I was in Italy I saw so much history and would love to have the time enjoy it.
Do distant places feature in your books?
My current books take place where I live. I have two Canadian series I am working on, but a future series will take place in some of the countries I visited or want to visit.
Do you listen to music while writing?
No I don't listen to music, but there is generally the TV running in the background.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
It’s a thriller/crime story, it touches on the psychological side. It’s a book about a Serial Killer who got away and has surfaced again after 5 years. It’s up to Detective Bruno Norcross to catch him.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Rayne Hall has a Writers Craft series that I find myself always referring to over and over again.
What are three words that describe you?
Energetic optimistic dreamer
Kiss of Death
by Robert Skuce
Homicide detective, Bruno Norcross, is called to investigate the brutal murder of a college call girl. This isn't just any other crime scene. Bruno has seen this scene before, only the last time, the killer got away leaving Bruno feeling as though his career is incomplete. Nobody escapes Bruno's grasp twice and when his nemesis arises again, it’s time to bring him in. A serial killer, only known as the Kiss of Death, is back, only this time he made a mistake. A witness, like no other, was left behind and this witness knows the victim better than anyone.
Rosie's stalker, Ashley Truelove knows everything about her, from what she wears to who she sees. The question isn't can Ashley help Bruno catch the killer, but will he? With meager and confusing clues, two known victims and time running out, Bruno realizes that the cost of bringing the murderer to justice will be paid in blood. With the police Sergeant on his back to catch this killer and provide justice for the death of his daughter, Bruno is racing against time. Kiss of Death only hunts occasionally and time is running out before he vanishes again. Can Bruno find the evidence to stop him or will he escape his clutches once again?
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
Charles Barnett has a book called The Deepest Sea. Its still one of my all time favorite books and I admire his writing style.
Any websites/places readers can find you on the web
www.robertskuce.com is where you can always find me.
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