The Thrilling Big Thrill Interview

The Big Thrill, the magazine of the International Thriller Writers, has published a detailed interview with me about KILLER THRILLER, how I write, the traits I share with my characters, and how many goats I sacrifice for each book. You can find it here. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt:

Killer Thriller by Lee GoldbergThe character of “Ian Ludlow” is based on your first pen name. If you were writing your own story, would it read like these novels?

Not at all. My life isn’t as exciting as his…

I lead a very normal, domestic home life. I’m your average husband and father…I walk the dog (and pick up poop), I go shopping at Costco, I grill a lot of meat, I buy clothes at the outlet mall, I embarrass my daughter, I exasperate my wife—nothing very glamorous or exciting. And I love every minute of it. The only difference between me and a million other dads out there is that I get paid to make stuff up.

What Ian and I share in common is our physical build, the way we dress, and what we do for a living. And, like him, I’m creeped out by how much of the stuff that I make up to entertain people is coming true.


4 thoughts on “The Thrilling Big Thrill Interview”

  1. I’m a fan of your writing. It’s more like conversation; so, it’s very easy to follow. I have read all of your Monk books. When I saw the write-up for True Fiction, I knew that I was going to be on another adventure. This time with Ian Ludlow. Keep up the great work.

    p.s. Someday I may catch up on your other books. Right now, the majority of my reading is is the history, historical fiction and spy genres. Both Monk and Ludlow have been good diversions from my norm.

  2. I follow a couple sci-fi writers (Walter Jon Williams, Charlie Stross), and they both can barely stay ahead of the weirdness. Near-future fiction has become a fairly perilous niche. And spare a thought for the writers of the Onion, who are in danger of being made surplus by the current administration.

    Congrats on all the recent Good Stuff.

  3. Are you entering the ThrillerWriters’ Newsletter book giveaway with your new book. I hope so. I look forward to read it. If you’re a ThrillerWriter member you can do so I believe.

    AGain really enjoyed Mystery 101, think that’s the title. Am watching a French thriller series on Mhz Murder In and start questioning what title is for which series or book.


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