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JoeyPinkney.com five minutes five questions with CS Lakin

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About "A Thin Film of Lies":

Homicide detective Fran Anders’s latest case throws her into the lives of Mike and Alisa Jepson, a couple whose marriage is disintegrating fast. When leads coming into the precinct point at Mike Jepson as guilty of murder, Fran watches the damage wrought on this couple, yet is unable to ignore the incriminating evidence. (read more)

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “A Thin Film of Lies”?

C. S. Lakin: “A Thin Film of Lies” was inspired by personal experience. I had gotten a job in LA at a desperate time in my life, when I had a young child and needed the money. I only worked at this place about a week when I was wrongly accused and fired. It upset me greatly, and I thought about people going postal, pushed to the edge of their sanity, so thought of writing a novel based on this. (read more)

JP: What sets “A Thin Film of Lies” apart from other books in the same genre?

CSL: My books are all edgy and intense. I believe in portraying real characters with real problems that are not easily solved. I wanted to do a crime thriller that showed a cop led by faith by trapped by the system, yet who saw God able to work through the boundaries. (read more)

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “A Thin Film of Lies” getting out to the public?

CSL: I just keep writing books that feature important themes and issues, and try to portray realistic characters. (read more)

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “A Thin Film of Lies”?

CSL: It depends on my time. Right now I work full-time, but I’m writing a novel in the evenings. By pushing, it will take me three months to write a novel from start to finish. (read more)

JP: What’s next for C. S. Lakin?

CSL: I’m finishing up a historical romance, which I plan to release next month. I have more books in that series. Eventually, I’d like to write more books to follow up “A Thin Film of Lies”, with Fran Anders, detective, as the key character. I am finishing up book seven in my fantasy series with AMG right now as well. (read more)

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