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Mysterious Goings On


Join author J. Alexander Greenwood for discussions about writing mystery, thriller, suspense, horror and other genre fiction. Every episode, Mysterious Goings On features tips, news, interviews with writers, fans, dramatic readings and more.

Greenwood, an award-winning writer, also provides a "look behind the curtain" at the life of an independent author. Whether you're a writer, aspire to be one, or just enjoy reading, this show is for you.

 

Apr 8, 2020

Alex interviews acclaimed Scottish thriller author Douglas Skelton, a crime writer steeped in the real stories of Scotland, where he once worked for the law and as a newspaper editor. That gritty experience of life's underside is distilled in his work.

In this discussion, Alex asks Skelton about his origins as a true crime writer, what inspired him to write fiction, and why the American Western is a strong influence on his work. You don't want to miss this discussion that also touches on why Skelton doesn't care for the "Tartan Noir" label, his take on the state of journalism, and why he decided to create a female protagonist for his latest series.

Check out Thunder Bay, the first book in his Rebecca Connolly series, here. Learn more about Douglas Skelton and his other books at http://www.douglasskelton.com/.

Follow Douglas Skelton on Twitter: @DouglasSkelton1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/douglas.skelton1

Show notes and more at MGOPod.com. Check out Alex's public relations show, PR After Hours available wherever you get your podcasts, and on AnchorFM.

Be sure to visit J. Alexander Greenwood at PilatesCross.com or purchase his work here. 

This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2020, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission.

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