Interview with short story writer Kevin Scott Olson

Author Kevin Scott Olson is here today to
chat with me about his thriller, action-adventure short story, “Paradise.
Bio:
Kevin Scott
Olson is an American the author of thriller, action-adventure works. He is the
author of the Amazon best-selling novel Night
of the Bonfire
and of several short stories, including “Breakout”, “Roseblood”,
and his newest, “Paradise”. He is a
member of International Thriller Writers.
Please share a little bit about your
newest short story, “Paradise”.
Michael Quinn is in
harm’s way, having stumbled upon a sinister plot while trying to escape a storm.
At 40 pages, this short fast-paced read is sure to have you on the edge of your
seat.

On a desolate stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, ex-Navy SEAL Michael Quinn
stops at the Paradise Motor Court to escape a raging storm. At the bar, Quinn
accidentally meets a treasured mentor from his past, and makes a new friend, an
attractive Stanford graduate student. Unexpected events, however, turn the
pleasant evening into a violent nightmare, fraught with danger. Countless lives
hang in the balance, and only Quinn can prevent the carnage and destruction
before daylight breaks

What do you enjoy most about writing
short stories?
The ability
to place the action and intrigue of a full-length novel into the convenient,
one-hour reading format of the short story.
Can you give us a little insight into a
few of your short stories – perhaps some of your favorites?
Paradise, the latest, is my favorite. A close
runner-up would be Breakout, which
received a very large, positive response from readers.
The
protagonist in all of the stories is Michael Quinn, a former Navy SEAL who now
works as an independent contractor for the CIA. He tends to be given
assignments that, for a variety of reasons, must be kept off-the-books. As a
consequence, his exploits take him around the world, and far beyond the usual
boundaries of the spy thriller story. There is a high level of intrigue and
action.
What genre are you inspired to write in
the most? Why?
Thriller,
action-adventure. It has long been my favorite.
What exciting story are you working on
next?
The next
Michael Quinn short story, Baltic Dance.
When did you first consider yourself a
writer?
3-4 years
ago.
How do you research markets for your
work, perhaps as some advice for writers?
I don’t’ do
market research.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
Once I start
writing, it is difficult to stop, until I am done.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
The young,
fifties Elvis. Or a track athlete, I loved to run.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
If any reader
would like a complimentary copy of a Michael Quinn short story, we are happy to
provide one. Please email us at kevin@kevinscottolson.com
and my staff will send you one.
Thanks for being here today, Kevin.
Thank you,
Lisa!

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