If you’re looking for a tale of international terrorists, government coups or Wall Street conspiracies Bombshell is not the book. All my books deal with that dark undercurrent just below polite society, the seedy underside of life. We all know people like my characters, but we wisely keep them at a distance. Still, we are just that bit curious. Most of the situations they find themselves in are due to their own bad decisions, but then bad decisions make for interesting tales.
Bombshell is really a tale of petty jealousy that gets way out of hand. It’s quirky, twisted, fast paced, entertaining and maybe too close to home.
How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?
In Bombshell, Dev Haskell falls for a woman skating with a local roller derby team named the Bombshells. The more I got into the story the more that seemed to be the perfect title. I contacted a friend of mine in Miami, Wendy Doscher-Smith. She’s a photographer and has a friend who skates for Miami’s Vice City Rollers under the name Pinky Gomez. That’s Pinky on the cover, a real roller derby star and a real bombshell. Coincidentally, Cosmopolitans figure in the story so it really works that Pinky is holding one. How much say did I have? I called Wendy, she did all the hard work and I love it.
Do you have a favorite line or excerpt that you would like to share from your book?
My main character, Dev Haskell is summed up by this first scene. He’s just met a woman in a very trendy bar, not the usual sort of place he frequents, she asks since he’s a Private Investigator does he carry a gun and if so could she see it…
“Fortunately, I left it at home otherwise I would have blown my brains out about three minutes after coming into this place.”
That’s Dev Haskell in a nutshell. He’s a guy’s guy, a little macho, sometimes clueless. In the end it always seems to be a woman who pulls his feet out of the fire.