Good People Doing Bad Things
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The Jackals’ Fall follows three desperate and questionable men with no experience in crime, who come up with a get-rich-quick plan by kidnapping a rich woman. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?
There were a couple of things driving The Jackals’ Fall: I wanted to write a book where some law-abiding citizens do something very much out of the character of the people in the story and become major felons. It is a fall from grace theme, where the characters become felons for different motivations.
Each of the characters, even minor ones, are well developed and interesting. What was your approach to writing the interactions between characters?
They were all parts of many different people who I knew personally, or I read people like them real crime books and TV shows.
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
Good people doing bad things, and amateurs trying to commit the perfect crime. I wanted the crime and the characters to be believable and deeply conflicted.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I am writing a biography of my youngest brother who is now deceased, but he lived a life of failure, disappointment, loss, and loneliness. He was misunderstood by everyone one who knew him, and I want to honor him by getting a book at shows his intelligence, resourcefulness, and perseverance. His life was a tragedy, but one he tried to rise above but failed at everything he attempted.
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