Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Talking Books with Joshua Graham, author of 'Latent Image'

JOSHUA GRAHAM is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Beyond Justice, Terminus, and Darkroom, the winner of the International Book Award, Forward National Literature Award, USA Book News Best Books Award, and host of Thriller Radio. His award-winning novel DARKROOM hit 3 bestseller lists on Amazon the night of its release.

CBS NEWS described DARKROOM as a book with "action, political intrigue and well-rounded characters...a novel that thriller fans will devour."

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY described BEYOND JUSTICE as: "A riveting legal thriller...breaking new ground with a vengeance...demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring."

Suspense Magazine listed BEYOND JUSTICE in its BEST OF 2010, alongside titles by Scott Turrow, Ted Dekker, Steven James and Brad Thor.

Many of Graham's readers blame him for sleepless nights, arriving to work late, neglected dishes and family members, and not allowing them to put the book down.

Josh grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he lived for the better part of 30 years. He holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree and went on to earn his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. During his time in Maryland, he taught as a professor at Shepherd College (WV), Western Maryland College, and Columbia Union College (MD).

Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children on the West Coast.
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Title: Latent Image: A Xandra Carrick Thriller
Author: Joshua Graham
Publisher: Redhaven Books
Pages: 437
Genre: Thriller

For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Sandra Brown, David Baldacci, Brad Thor, and Nora Roberts.

New York Times bestselling author Joshua Graham returns with a new thriller, Latent Image: A Xandra Carrick Thriller.

At the height of President Jennifer Bradley’s inaugural parade, a bomb detonates, followed by shots from a sniper’s rifle. She survives despite the numerous casualties including the Chief White House photographer. The authorities apprehend the only surviving suspect, but before they can interrogate him, he dies mysteriously while recovering in the hospital.

In an effort to hunt down those responsible and prevent future assassination attempts, Special Agent Wade Masterson of the Secret Service recruits photojournalist Xandra Carrick for a dual-role position as the President’s Photographer and clandestine assistant operative.

Xandra’s uncanny gift of second-sight through the lens of a camera thrusts her straight into the center of a deadly terrorist plot that runs far deeper than anyone in the intelligence community ever imagined.
But she may already be too late.
In a tale of vengeance, honor and sacrifice, Xandra must draw upon all she has to stop an insidious plot which threatens to bring the country to its knees with a biological weapon that will decimate the nation’s population.

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Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

Thanks for having me! When I’m not writing, I’m busy shuttling around my kids to and from school, to their school activities like sports and debate. I try to be available for everyone in my family because they’re my top priority in life. Other than that, I love getting together with friends, working out at the gym, running with my son, watching movies, and reading.

When did you start writing?

Professionally, I began in the early 2000s, though I’ve been writing stories since I was a child.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

When my tons of people started talking about my first book BEYOND JUSTICE and it began hitting bestseller lists. Then, a year later, I got a contract with Simon & Schuster for DARKROOM, the first in the Xandra Carrick series.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I really love my office and get lots of work done there. I would enjoy a writing cabin by a lake, though.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Sleep. Seriously, I could use that much more time, given the amount of activity during the day, which starts before 7AM and typically ends after 12 midnight.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

Venice, Italy. It’s truly another world, when you first set foot there.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

I did some travel, but I’m familiar with most of the locales. A lot of information came through first-hand accounts of people “in the know,” so there wasn’t much travel needed for that.

Why was writing Latent Image so important to you?

At the end of DARKROOM, I left a door wide open for sequels. Though Latent Image is a standalone book that starts in a brand new, bigger setting for Xandra Carrick, the protagonist, some of its backstory is found in DARKROOM.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

My ideas come from any number of sources. Sometimes they emerge from a conversation, sometimes they are triggered by current events, and sometimes, through dreams. They all land in that receptacle called the brain, so I suppose they all come from God.

Any final words?

I love getting to know my readers, and keeping them informed. For more information about my upcoming releases, and to receive a free ebook, and the opportunity to be entered in my monthly giveaways, please subscribe to my free newsletter here: www.joshua-graham.com/GIA  

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