Interview with Roslyn Reid, Author of The Spiricom

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What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Spiricom?

This came from an idea I had for a romance back in the Nineties. I never used it because I discovered I was pretty terrible at writing romance. However, a couple of years ago I came across it in some old documents I had, and I thought it would be a great fit for the Early Mysteries series. I actually have an audio recording of the original Spiricom. Creepy stuff.  

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Spiricom, what would they be?

Early – the theme from “Shaft.” It’s his ringtone!

Tikki – “Walk Like a Man.” He’s more of a man than many of the male characters in the series.

Chief Hal – the theme from “Peter Gunn.” It just seems to suit him. 

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say?

The last book I read was Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump. My blurb would be: The story of a family who thought they knew the best way to raise children—and the horrifying results.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Nonfiction. I was a nonfiction writer before I started writing fiction. I like to do research, so it is one of my favorite genres to write in.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? Where did you write The Spiricom

I write in bed! Always have, ever since I started writing at the age of eight. I wrote in longhand back then, but now I use a computer.  

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

1. “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” – Robert J. Hanlon

2. An opinion is NOT a fact! 

Roslyn Reid is the author of the new book The Spiricom

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