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About "The Glass House Killer":

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“The Glass House Killer” is a collection of thirteen, suspenseful short stories that illustrate the darkness, the violence and the raw emotion that lurk below the surface of everyday lives. The stories explore themes such as abuse, infatuation, mental illness and revenge. (read more)

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Glass House Killer”?

Nick C. Roberts: I’ve lived in four different countries, met all kinds of weird and wonderful people, and had a wide range of experiences. The inspiration for my stories comes from those people and experiences in those different places and cultures. (read more)

JP: What sets “The Glass House Killer” apart from other books in the same genre?

NCR: I think the fact that my stories take place in offbeat locations like Helsinki, Finland, Brisbane, Australia and the Highlands of Scotland, sets me a little apart from the rest. (read more)

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “The Glass House Killer” getting out to the public?

NCR: I started off with family and friends, getting their reaction to my books, asking them to use good old word-of-mouth to advertise them. I’ve made use of the fact that I’ve lived in different countries and have friends there to help spread the word as far and wide as possible. (read more)

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “The Glass House Killer”?

NCR: I get an idea for a story from an incident I’ve been involved in, a character I’ve seen/met, or a story I’ve heard about. Sometimes, I get an idea from a dream and write it down on waking! (I keep a pen and paper on my night table.) (read more)

JP: What’s next for Nick C. Roberts?

NCR: I’ve just started my next full-length suspense thriller. It’s a chilling tale of obsession, jealousy and murder set in a northern English town, close to my roots. (read more)

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