Happy Friday everyone. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day yesterday and are looking forward to a restful weekend. I know I am! And hopefully I can get a little catching up and cleaning up done.
One of the goals of the Five on Friday feature has always been to shed some light on authors I hope you'll enjoy getting to know better and also authors that I haven't had a chance to feature in the past but would really like to. And with debut authors this is the prefect opportunity, right?
Last year, Carter Wilson made his debut with a book called Final Crossing. I met him for the first time at this past Bouchercon and knew right away you all had to meet him as well. He's smart, creative, funny... Luckily, he agreed to join us for a Five on Friday!
1. The most bizarre place I ever found inspiration for a story was: In a brief passage in a Fodor’s Travel Guide on Jerusalem. Most of my ideas come from things I read, and I was traveling to Israel when I read a passage about Jerusalem Syndrome. It became the inspiration behind FINAL CROSSING.
2. The last book I recommended to someone was: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Wholly original story, and Gillian Flynn is not afraid of the dark. I love that in an author. Just go there.
3. My biggest pet peeve is: the sound of people eating popcorn in a movie theater. Somehow that chorus of crunching represents all that is evil in our society. Look, I’m not saying this is a normal reaction. Just being honest.
4. My favorite t-shirt (that I own) is: Though I rarely wear it, I have a tie-dyed shirt with the album cover from The Smiths – Meat is Murder. Always loved that album, and the shirt reminds me of my high-school days.
The #1 item on my bucket list right now is: Travel, travel, travel. I don’t have a particular place in mind, but there are always new places to discover, and what’s the point of life if not to wander? I try to travel somewhere internationally each year, ideally to a place I’ve never been before. Just got back from Thailand where I worked on a home-build for Habitat for Humanity. Sublime.
After having seen the evidence of a Carter Wilson Halloween, I know that Carter is the kind of person to go all out...no excuses why you can't do something--except maybe eat popcorn. I foresee much to come from him the world of crime/horror fiction and I'm thrilled that he made time for us after that amazing Thailand trip. Many thanks to him and to everyone for stopping by today.
Feel free to drop questions in the comments if you have any for Carter. I'll be sure he stops by to see them. You can also find Carter on Facebook and Twitter.
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Reading!