Jun 112011
 

We have had quite the week here at CMash with visitors requesting to stop by and sharing their latest work with us, so I figured there was no better way to end the week than by introducing you to another Guest Author.  And once again, I ask, as only you can do, give Mr. Iain Edward Henn a very warm welcome!!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
People sometimes ask, ‘When did you start writing?” I started writing before I could actually “write” – telling stories by acting them out, playing all the character parts myself.  Like most kids.

If I do that now I get strange looks. So I try not to do it.

Born and raised in Sydney, in Australia, I have a working background in newspaper and magazine publishing.

Writing fiction in the mystery/suspense genres has been a passion from a young age.

My short suspense stories have been published by magazines in England, North America, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia and New Zealand, and one of these has also appeared with the Scandinavian University Press.

My novel, ‘The Delta Chain,’ was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter finalist, described by Publisher’s Weekly as a “…fast-paced thriller…hooks readers into caring about the chase…”

When I’m not writing, researching or commuting, my wife and I indulge in movies, exploring the coast, and the search for the perfect cappuccino.

GUEST POST

     A storyteller’s best friend might not be an idea or a character or a whopping advance or a shiny new laptop.
     It might just be a question – a question that can be written down or asked out loud or privately within your own mind. A question to which there is no right or wrong answers. A question to which there is no limit to the number or types of answers that can be given.
     The question …What if?
     A question where the answers come from your own imagination. Or maybe from some mysterious other place. Who knows?
     Like any good friend, “What if?” can help you when you’re in dire need. Perhaps you’re suffering the infamous ‘writer’s block,’ (some say this exists, some say it doesn’t, so it’s a debate a little like the one on climate change), and by asking the “What if?’ question you just might break through that mental barrier. (Maybe you’ll even solve global warming, but that’s a long shot.)
     An author might ask the question in response to an item seen on the nightly TV news, or to a observation made while walking down the street or catching a train.
     You wonder what might happen next in some given situation. What if?
     A famous example can be seen in the movie, ‘Sliding Doors,’ which simultaneously unfolds two story lines – one in which Gwyneth Paltrow’s character catches a train; and an alternative storyline in which she misses the train, causing her life to head in a whole different direction.
     I sometimes wonder if prolific writers like Stephen King are asking that question all day every day, at breakfast, while talking on their cell phone, while driving to the gas station (come to think of it, just two of King’s novels in the past 10 years have been “Cell,” about a signal sent out globally to cellphone users that turns them in to vicious killers; and ‘From A Buick 8,’ about an abandoned, seemingly ‘possessed’ car found at a gas station), so maybe he is asking that question, over and over again.
     A storyteller might have lots of “besties,’ but that question we ask of the imagination might just be the oldest and dearest of them all.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis (borrowed from Smashwords):
The body of a young woman is washed ashore on a secluded beach. She does not fit the description of anyone on Missing Persons lists. Fingerprints, dental records and DNA provide no leads. Detective Adam Bennett discovers a pattern of similar cases – unidentified bodies found along the coasts of Australia and the United States. Six young men and women who seem to have never existed.

When her brother meets a terrifying death in the wilderness, Kate Kovacs is determined to use her IT skills to help track the killers. A baffling link is found between these cases, leading Adam and Kate on a labyrinth trail to a scientific research group, to a Washington power elite, and to a secret reaching back over thirty years to a war-ravaged Vietnam.

Powerful forces are gathering, and Adam and Kate just became their targets…

THANKS TO THE KINDNESS OF THE
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  One Response to “Guest Author Iain Edward Henn”

  1. This sounds like an interesting story. Right up my alley.

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