Monday, June 8, 2015

Featured Author: Nina Post


After returning to his hometown, a homicide detective investigates the brutal murder of his childhood friend, but as the evidence points to another face from his past, he must decode a cryptic series of clues to track down the killer.


Nina, tell us about your series. Is this book a standalone, or do readers
need to read the series in order?

The Shawn Danger Mysteries series is about homicide detective Shawn Danger, who
works in northwestern Pennsylvania. Shawn is patient, focused, very good at his job, and has an unusual approach to running the case. You don't need to read the books in order – they can be standalone.

Where’s home for you?
Washington state, home of the Sea-Tac Sloth.

If you had an extra $100 a week to spend on yourself, what would you buy?

Books, and books, and books.

What do you love about where you live?
Birds, trees, mountains, ferries, and the weather. Also, the Sea-Tac Sloth.

What makes you nervous?

What makes you happy?
Fruit festivals.

What makes you scared?
Most things.

What makes you excited?
The growing field of international cat tax law.

If you could only save one thing from your house, what would it be?

Assuming my husband is safe: my bowling ball collection, my anvil collection, and of course, my cast iron stove grate collection.

What brings you sheer delight?

What’s one of your favorite quotes?
"She imagined that whenever she left the house, an all-points bulletin was sent to every freak in the city, who went screaming after her with single-minded purpose." -Middle Men, Jim Gavin

How did you create the plot for this book?
It came out of the protagonist's background. Then I outlined it. And then I did my Swedish plotting dance.

Who are your favorite authors?
A. A. Milne, E.B. White, L.M. Montgomery, W.B. Yeats.

What book are you currently reading and in what format?
Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the AmericanRevolution, by Joel Richard Paul – in hardcover.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received about your writing?

"Once someone reads one of your books, they're going to want to read all of your books."

That's petty darn great. What would your dream office look like?
The 'English Great Room of the Late Tudor Period, 1550-1603' from The Art Institute's Thorne Miniature Rooms.

What are you working on now?
I'm working on the sequel to my international thriller, The Zaanics Deceit. You can find out more about the first book at my website.


Nina Post is the author of seven novels, including Danger Returns in Pairs, Danger in Cat World, Extra Credit Epidemic, The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse, One Ghost Per Serving, and The Zaanics Deceit. She lives in Seattle.

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