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Kevin O'Brien

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Kevin O'Brien I read that they filmed IN COLD BLOOD in all the actual locations in Kansas (including the murder house) were the crimes occurred, and I wondered what…moreI read that they filmed IN COLD BLOOD in all the actual locations in Kansas (including the murder house) were the crimes occurred, and I wondered what that was like for the actors and crew. So--I invented a murder in Seattle of a famous actress in 1970 (some Sharon Tate influence here) and set the story today with a film company shooting at all the real locales. It seems the set is cursed, because people involved on the film shoot start dying. My heroine works in a food truck catering the production. I had a fun time writing this, because I got to combine my love for movies, The Food Network, and flashed back to 1970. NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW hits bookstores and ebook venues on July 28th. I hope you'll check it out.(less)
Kevin O'Brien That's a great question, Aaron. I outline everything. When I get an idea for a book, I write it down. Then I just keep building on that idea. I…moreThat's a great question, Aaron. I outline everything. When I get an idea for a book, I write it down. Then I just keep building on that idea. I develop characters that will believably work within the framework of that plot--giving them back-stories which will create audience sympathy and move the action forward. The reader has to care about the characters if they're going to get involved in the story. And I have to like the main characters to keep writing. I hope that's some help, Aaron. (less)
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