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Interviews with bestselling authors of Mystery, Thriller & Suspense books hosted by Alan Petersen.

Meet the Thriller Author (Author Interviews‪)‬ Alan Petersen

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Interviews with bestselling authors of Mystery, Thriller & Suspense books hosted by Alan Petersen.

    MTTA 188: Julie Clark

    MTTA 188: Julie Clark

    Julie Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight. It has earned starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, and the New York Times has called it “thoroughly absorbing”







    Julie She lives in Los Angeles with her family. Her latest novel, THE LIES I TELL was published in June.







    THE LIES I TELL is about a brilliant con-artist with a long list of victims under her belt. returning home to Los Angeles to carry out her biggest job of all: getting revenge on the man who ruined her childhood. There’s just one person who might stand in her way. An investigative reporter who has been secretly following her movements for years, Kat Roberts, who has finally breached her inner circle, assuming a fake name and identity in an effort to trick the con-artist  into giving up her story as she is drawn into a deeper mystery than she ever imagined, and the question of who is hunting who—and why—becomes impossible to answer. 





















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    [00:00:00.070] – Alan PetersenYou are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast where I interview writers of mysteries, fillers and suspense books. I am your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 188. In this episode of the podcast, we’ll be meeting named Julie Clark, who is a New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight, which earned starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and The Library Journal. And the New York Times has called it thoroughly absorbing. Julie writes a domestic thrillers with lots of twists and turns, a lot of cat and mouse intrigue. Really enjoyed her latest book, the Lies. Itell, which is available now, is released in June. So highly recommended to check that out. I really had a good time talking with Julie about her novels, everything else. She’s also a teacher, so we talked about that as well, and a whole lot more. So stay tuned for that interview coming here in just a moment. Before I bring you my interview with Julie, I wanted to let you know about my own book. It’s called Gringo Gulch, and it was published on July 26. Really excited about that book. It’s starting to pop up now in the Amazon hot new releases and several other categories, so I’m very excited about that. It’s set in my home country of Costa Rica, and it follows a homicide investigator who is trying to catch a serial killer. And so he teams up with the FBI rookie profiler who heads down to Costa Rica to help him out. It’s a book that I’ve had in my head for many years, well over ten years. So I was very excited to finally have it out there again. It’s called Gringo Gulch. So if you want to check it out, go to ThrillingReads.com/gringo that’s G-R-I-N-G-O. You’ll be able to check it out there. Or just go to Amazon search by name or by Gringo Gulch and you’ll find it. If you pick it up, let me know what you think about it. I really would appreciate it. And of course, I need reviews and all that good stuff on Amazon. So if you’ve read it, please go do that. All right, that’s enough of my own book. Let’s check out Julie Clark and the lies I tell. And here is my interview with Julie.







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    MTTA 187: Dean Koontz

    MTTA 187: Dean Koontz

    The legendary author Dean Koontz is back on the podcast! When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 500 million copies to date.







    His latest novel, THE BIG DARK SKY, was published on July 19, 2022. It features a thrilling and suspenseful story about a group of strangers bound by terrifying synchronicity becomes humankind’s hope of survival in an exhilarating, twist-filled novel.







    During the podcast we chat about his latest novel, his legandary career, the state of the publishing industry, the history of mass paperbacks, e-book, Amazon’s Thomas and Mercer (Dean’s current publisher), and a lot more!





















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    [00:00:00.550] – Alan PetersenYou are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast where I interview authors of mysteries, thrillers and suspense books. I’m your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 187. I’m honored to welcome back to the podcast the legendary Dean Koontz, whose latest novel, The Big Dark Sky, is being published on Tuesday, July 19. So by the time you’re listening to this podcast, the book will be available. The Big Dark Sky is another twist filled novel by Dean Koontz, which has a group of strangers bounding together and becoming humankind’s only hope of survival. The interview is coming right up, but first, I wanted to let you know about my own thriller, Gringo Gulch, which is available right now for pre order. The book release date will be on July 26, but like I said, you can order it now via pre order, and then Amazon will deliver that to you on the 26th. No muss, no fuss. I’m very excited about this book. It’s a story that’s been bouncing around in my head for more than ten years, so it’s exciting to finally see it coming out in novel form. So you can all go and check it out. And it takes place in my home country of Costa Rica, where a local homicide investigator teams up with a rookie FBI profiler to track down a serial killer targeting Americans in Costa Rica. So I hope you check it out. It’s called Gringo Gulch, and you can go to Thrillingaries.com/26 and learn more about it from there. So I hope you give it a shot. All right, so here is my interview with Dean Koontz.







    [00:01:33.770] – Alan PetersenHey, everybody. Alan Petersen here with meet the thriller author. And I’m so excited to have Dean Koontz returning to the podcast. Thank you so much, Dean, for coming back.







    [00:01:44.000] – Dean KoontzGood to be there. Let’s see if I make any sense.







    [00:01:46.290] – Alan PetersenAt all this good stuff when you’re on the podcast, so I really do appreciate it. I really enjoyed the big dark sky. That’s your new book that’s coming out next week, july 19. Another genre bender. I just love how you do that. So can you tell us a little bit about it and how that came about and how you started writing The Big Dark Sky?







    [00:02:06.190] – Dean KoontzWell, since as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with synchronicity.

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    MTTA 186: John Hindmarsh (In Memoriam)

    MTTA 186: John Hindmarsh (In Memoriam)

    This is a special episode. A personal one for me. It’s dedicated to a friend and bestselling author John Hindmarsh.







    John passed away on Sunday, May 29th.







    His legacy lives on in his great books. His last four books (part of the bestselling Jack Foster series) have close to 9,000 Amazon reviews with a 4.5 average rating!







    This is a replay to my 2017 interview with John Hindmarsh. RIP, John.









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    MTTA 185: A.M. Adair

    MTTA 185: A.M. Adair

    A.M. Adair writes action-packed spy/military thrillers. She is an active duty Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Navy with over 20 years in the Intelligence Community. She has been to numerous countries all around the world, to include multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her experiences have been unique and provided her imagination with a wealth of material to draw from to give her stories life.







    A lifelong fan of the genre, she is an associate member of International Thriller Writers. Shadow Game was her debut novel, and the first book in the Elle Anderson series. Her latest novel, Shadow War was published on March 7, 2022.







    She lives in Virginia with her family.







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    Author mentions during the podcast:







    * R. L. Stine* Christopher Pike* James Patterson (especially Kiss the Girls)* Dean Koontz* Brad Thor* Jack Carr







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    Note: Transcript is machine-generated using HappyScribe. Claimed accuracy is 80%. Only a light edit was done by a human (me), so there might be errors or read choppy.









    [00:00:00.250] – Alan PetersenYou are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast where I interview mystery and filler authors. My name is Alan Petersen and this is episode number 185. In this episode, we’ll be meeting veteran and author A.M. Adair. Ama writes Action Pack Thrillers, and the third book in the Elle Anderson series, Shadow War, was published in March. It’s available now on Amazon and all the other bookselling sites. So go check it out. Before we get to the interview,

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    MTTA 184: Jeremy Scott

    MTTA 184: Jeremy Scott

    Jeremy Scott is a writer and entertainer from Nashville, TN. He is the co-creator & narrator of CinemaSins, a YouTube channel dedicated to movie-related comedy that has amassed over 9 million subscribers.







    His debut book was a YA novel about teenage superheroes with disabilities who save the world through teamwork. WHEN THE CORN IS WASIST HIGH is his first thriller.







    You can listen to the Jeremy Scott interview down below or via your prefered podcast app.



















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    * Interview archives* Cinemasins (9 million subscribers)* Jeremy’s Young Adult series.







    Transcript









    Please note, I use automated transcription software with 80% accuracy and it’s only lightly edited by a human, so there might be errors or read choppy, here and there.







    [00:00:00.070] – Alan PetersenYou are listening to meet the Thriller author, the podcast where I interview writers of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense books. I’m your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 184. In this episode of the podcast, we’re meeting Jeremy Scott, who is a writer and entertainer from Nashville, Tennessee. He’s the co creator and narrator of Cinema Sins, a YouTube channel dedicated to movie related comedy with over 9 million subscribers. I’ve been following Cinema since on YouTube for a year or two, so I was excited to find out that Jeremy Scott has a thriller novel that was coming out. So it was fun to have him on the podcast. His thriller, when the Corn Is Waste High was published on April 19. To go pick that up and check it out before I get to the interview, you can find me on Twitter @ThrillingReads and also by my name @AlanPetersen, both on Twitter over there and say Hi and you can also go to Thrillingreads. Com/links for all my social media links, newsletter and all that good stuff to find it all there in one page. The best way to support this podcast is to let other fans of Thriller mystery books know about it. So please do shoot your friends an email or text message, or if you hang out in a forum or a Facebook group that focuses on mysteries and thrillers, I would appreciate a shout out to this podcast. And you can also, of course, then support the show by heading over to the place where you listen to it, make sure you subscribe to it there and leave a rating. Much appreciated. It helps me get the word out and let other fans of the genre find the podcast. It’s much appreciated. All right, here is my interview with Jeremy Scott.







    [00:01:39.050] – Alan PetersenHey, everybody, this is Allan with the Filler author. And on the podcast today, I have Jeremy Scott. He’s the co creator and narrator Cinema Sims,

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    MTTA 183: Sara Blaedel

    MTTA 183: Sara Blaedel

    Sara Blaedel is the number one Danish bestseller and author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. 







    Her books are published in thirty-eight countries and over 3 million copies of Blaedel’s books have been sold in Denmark alone.







    Her latest novel, A HARMLESS LIE, was published on March 22. You can read my review of A HARMLESS LIE here. It’s the tenth book in her bestselling Louise Rick series.







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    Please note, I use an automated transcription software with 80% accuracy and only a light edit by a human, so there might be mistakes.







    [00:00:00.370] – Alan PetersenYou are listening to Meet the Thriller Author, the podcast where I interview writers of mysteries, thrillers and suspense books. I’m your host, Alan Petersen, and this is episode number 183. In this episode of the podcast will be meeting Sarah Blaedel, who is a number one Danish best seller and author of the number one international best selling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in 38 countries and have sold over 3 million copies in Denmark alone. Her latest novel, A Harmless Lie, will be published on March 22. I really had a good time talking with Sarah. I really love books set in other countries, police procedures set in other countries, like in Sarah’s Denmark. Jo Nesbo comes to mind and there’s several others out there that I like. So it’s a lot of fun to read those. I read A Harmless Lie and enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommend that you go check it out. It’s out now. So stay tuned for that interview coming up here in a second. Just a quick reminder, please interview this podcast and go check out all my links over at Thrillingreads.com/links I put everything up there on one page so you can go check it out and really appreciate your support of the podcast. All right. Here is my interview with Sarah Blaedel who is the number one Danish bestseller and author of the number one international best selling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in 38 countries and over 3 million copies have been sold in Denmark alone. Her latest novel, A Harmless Lie, will be published on March 22. Welcome to podcast, Sara.







    [00:01:39.950] – Sara BlædelOh, thank you so very much. And thank you for the wonderful introduction.







    [00:01:43.340] – Alan PetersenOh, you’re very welcome and Congrats. Today’s your launch day when recording this.







    [00:01:48.520] – Sara BlædelThank you. Yesterday is a big, big day. I’ve been so excited about it. We look so much forward.







    [00:01:54.010] – Alan PetersenYeah. And then so you’ve been publishing your books have been published i...

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Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Great podcast for authors and readers alike

Alan Peterson is a gem of a host. He’s funny, clever, and insightful. Since he’s a writer himself, he knows how to ask all the right questions to get writers talking about their craft, their tools, their characters, their process, etc. 5/5

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Behind the scenes glimpses of thriller authors

Love this podcast and its focus on both well known and emerging thriller authors. Alan does a fantastic job interviewing and I learn something new in every episode. Highly recommend to both readers and writers in the suspense/thriller genre.

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In depth chat with thriller authors

Alan Peterson delivers an informative and relaxed interviews with his fellow thirller writers. A great way to find out about new books and learn how different writers develop their craft.

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