This is the twentieth post of my featuring authors series (yay!). Today I’m going to feature L.J. Kane that has written Snatch Girl! In this post there will be a bio about the author and one of her books and an interview!
About L.J. Kane:
L.J. Kane is the author of Snatch Girl, the shocking, fast-paced, suspense thriller novel released on 21st April 2017. L.J. Kane loves people-watching, overhearing conversations on the bus, dreaming up exciting plots while waiting in traffic, and while walking the dogs. She is having so much fun with her novels, and it’s because she always believed in herself, that she has finally become an author. She lives with her husband who’s a great soundboard, full of encouragement, and great ideas. Between them, they have met many unusual characters over the years, people with extraordinary lives from whom she can derive lots of inspiration.
About the book Snatch Girl:
The shocking, fast-paced, suspense thriller that will hook you from the very first line.
Snatched from her sadistic captor’s lair by his own getaway driver, eighteen-year-old student Ellie realises she’s still kidnapped. As the enigmatic Darren Broderick drives off into the night with the terrified girl beside him, the sadistic Jon Braddon is not far behind. Thrown together, on opposing sides, Darren and Ellie must stay one step ahead of Braddon’s twisted mind, and Ellie must resist Darren’s Aussie charms to the end. Darren Broderick needs the ransom, Braddon needs a victim. And he will fight to the death to get her back.
Arvenig: Tell us a little about yourself and your background!
L.J. Kane: I’m L.J. Kane, the English author of Snatch Girl, the shocking, fast-paced, intense kidnap thriller released on 21st April 2017. I’m told it’s not for the faint hearted!
I live in the UK with my husband who’s a great soundboard, full of encouragement, and great ideas. Between us, we have met many unusual characters over the years, people with extraordinary lives from whom I can derive lots of inspiration.
I love people-watching, overhearing conversations on the bus, dreaming up exciting plots while waiting in traffic, and while walking the dogs. I am having so much fun with my novels, and it’s because I’ve always believed in myself, that I have finally become an author, after 20 years procrastinating!
A.: When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?
L.: About twenty years ago. I wrote the first draft of Snatch Girl (it was untitled back then, and Darren Broderick was the only recognisable character in it). I read the first few chapters to a friend who loved it, and when I met up with her, about 5 years later, she asked me whether I’d written more, she liked it that much. So, I guess I knew then, that I’d be an author. It just took twenty years to take the plunge and bring Snatch Girl to life.
A.: Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
L.: People’s personalities and motives are not always clear-cut, particularly when their paths cross, dragging them into areas of life that they are not accustomed to, nor prepared for. I had fun throwing the contrasting characters together and seeing where it took the story.
A.: What are you working on at the moment?
L.: I’m currently working on the first draft of my next thriller novel. Like Snatch Girl, it’s set in the UK, and I’ve outlined the main plot, and chapters. I love the planning stage, especially when ideas come thick and fast! I also have a psychological thriller lined up after that.
A.: Any last thoughts for our readers?
L.: If there is something that you have always wanted to do but keep putting it off, as I did for twenty years, put it at the top of your bucket list and take the plunge!