Haunted – author interview Douglas Misquita

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About Haunted

FBI Special Agent Kirk Ingram’s life is torn apart when his family is brutally murdered before his eyes. Devastated physically and psychologically, he vows to destroy organized crime in all forms.

In the Eastern bloc, a rogue dictator state is stockpiling Citex, a deadly nerve agent…

Across the globe, an international trade house funnels Balkan organized crime activities through its business channels and now hatches a plot to distribute Citex to major cities in the world, creating a nexus with terror that threatens to bring the world order to the point of anarchy.

And only one man stands in the way of global terror and paranoia. One man seeking redemption and waging a personal battle against the demons of his past.

Get your adrenaline rush as the plot unfolds breathlessly from the gritty streets of Los Angeles to the remote fringes of Russia, from the depths of the Pacific to the skies over Panama and from the sun baked desert to the exotic villages of Costa Rica.

 

Interview

 

Q:  Give us an example of a typical writing day.

A typical ‘day’ has me thinking of a particular scene or a sequence of events in the story I’m telling. I will run over a scene many times in my head, trying to visualize it from different perspectives or ‘camera angles’ as I call it. I’d then do a quick mental-linking of that scene with other parts of the story to see if I find any gross flaws that a reader could come across or question. Once I’m satisfied, I start typing it out when I get back from work.

 

Q:  Do you write on a computer or with pen/pencil and paper?

I used to write on single rules exercise books until I got my first battered laptop. One side of the LCD screen was smashed but I somehow learned to use it and type out the first draft of ‘Haunted’ my debut novel. Now it’s at my desktop that I write my stories. Occasionally I’ll do a fishbone sketch of the story so that I can see how it looks from a high level.

 

Q:  Who is your favorite author, and why?

Favorite author would be Michael Crichton. He inspired me to write. He put down such a believable story in Jurassic Park that I wanted to hold readers in the palm of my hand and transport them to the places and events in my mind.  He’s also the only author I think, who had such a firm grasp on the science behind the story.

 

Q:  Where do you write from? (location and description)

I write at my computer desk. I have a view straight down at a painting of Hollywood actors sitting on the construction spar of the Empire State Building with Arnold munching a burger. Outside, I can look up and down my street. Oh and recently, my guitars are behind me.

 

Q:  Have you ever abandoned any books/novels in progress?

Plenty… but there were always parts from those stories that I used or learned how to do better over time. I also learned how to write a better and interesting story from the get-go (even to my eyes) so that I too was continuously engaged with the story.

 

Q:  How did you feel holding your book in your hands for the first time?

It felt great… I’ve actually blogged about that first experience but left out the emotions welling up part. You can read about it here… http://douglasmisquita.com/blog/2011/01/22/i-had-a-dream/

 

 

Author Douglas Misquita

About Douglas Misquita

Douglas Misquita is a thriller writer from India.

The desire to write and tell entertaining stories was inspired by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. A series of short stories followed through school, college and university eventually culminating in the first full length novel ‘Ingram’ which was reworked, retitled and released as ‘Haunted’ which has been very well received by fans of the genre.

Douglas currently works in the wireless telecommunications industry and besides writing, plays guitar and sings with a group of music enthusiasts, is a movie buff and enjoys traveling to places steeped in history.

Find out more at www.douglasmisquita.com

 

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