I had a total blast on Wednesday being interviewed live on Mearns FM which is a community radio station based over on the chilly East coast of Scotland.
Luckily I could do the interview by telephone from my wee island.
Wendy H Jones (pictured above) was at the helm and she piloted the show with all the skill and wit that she brings to her DI Shona McKenzie Dundee crime thrillers.
All was well until halfway through and I was wittering away about something and I noticed the lack of response from my DJ interviewer. That was when I realised I’d been cut off and was only talking to myself… Technology is great when it works, right?
Two frantic minutes of phone activity later and I was back on the radio again before the song finished.
I had to pick five tunes for Wendy to play on the radio throughout our interview which had some relevance to my writing. Not easy! Not all of my favourite choons are radio friendly if you get my meaning.
So what did I pick? You’ll just have to listen to find out!
Watch out for the imminent release of the third Ridge Walker adventure ‘The Piper’s Promise’ later this month.
Here is a short snippet about the new book:
When Thad is wrongly arrested for murder on the wrong side of the planet, Ridge Walker must find the real killer in order to prove his best pal’s innocence. But as he crosses swords with a merciless adversary and the savage ethos of centuries of warrior culture, the bloodshed takes on a laser-sharp accuracy slicing ever closer to those he loves. They say ‘the apple never falls far from the tree’ so it’s going to be a bitter harvest this season.
Have a great Easter!
PS: Here’s a very recent review for my latest thriller The Devil You Know from Amazon in the US:
What kept me reading was the quality of the writing, in a word: marvelous, an example of modern prose, impossibly long sentences that somehow work out, a sardonic sense of humor and a host of colorful characters that include the traditional tired detective, grumpy old boatman, a prominent local criminal and a beautiful female assassin. I am not a Scot, and I had some trouble following some of the colorful dialogue that illustrates the peculiarities of Scottish conversation. The effort was worth it. More than a story, I recommend this book to readers who appreciate good writing. I am truly impressed and hope to see more books by Alex Breck.
Have you listened to my new Podcast show Alex Breck’s Banter yet?