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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With David Hewson (Author, The Killing)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed The Killing by British author David Hewson, describing it as “an unputdownable page-turner that deserves as much recognition as the television show that inspired it.” AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Mr Hewson, where we talk about the process of adapting the hit Danish TV show to the written page and his writing career as both a journalist and author of popular fiction.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With David J. Kowalski (Author, The Company of the Dead)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed The Company of the Dead by David J. Kowalski, hailing it as “an alternative history masterpiece that defies convention and genre to become a tome worth sinking into.” It is truly one of the greatest books to have ever graced the digital pages of this online magazine. It is therefore with the greatest pleasure that AMO presents a recent interview with accomplished doctor and author David J. Kowalski.

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GUEST POST – Cover Versions

By Guy Adams

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Guy Adams trained and worked as an actor for twelve years before he became a full-time writer. As DCI Gene Hunt, he penned The Rules Of Modern Policing – 1973 Edition, The Future Of Modern Policing – 1981 Edition and The Wit and Wisdom of DCI Gene Hunt. He has also written numerous other tie-in books as well as his own original works of fiction. Today, he joins AMO to discuss literary ‘Cover Versions’ in an exclusive online guest post!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Marcus Sedgwick (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I recently read a wonderful novel entitled White Crow, describing it as “a scary, heart-warming, intelligent book” in my AMO review and awarding it a perfect 10 OUT OF 10. Quotes from my review have even appeared on the book’s Amazon.co.uk product page! I was therefore understandably delighted when award winning British author Marcus Sedgwich agreed to let me interview him about White Crow and his other novels in an exclusive online interview.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Michael Marshall (Author)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Michael Marshall (also known as Michael Marshall Smith) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer, currently living in London, UK. His groundbreaking first novel, the science fiction thriller Only Forward, won the Philip K. Dick and August Derleth awards, as well as much critical acclaim. He built on this success with two more sci-fi novels that soon followed, Spares and One Of Us, before switching genre and his writing name with the release of The Straw Men (as Michael Marshall.)

This was my first introduction to Michael’s work, and one I shall likely never forget. I was 15 years old, reading a book about child kidnappings, murder and secret societies deep in the heart of America, the summer light fading fast as I lost track of time. No doubt some extremists, who likely think the Harry Potter books promote witchcraft in children, would have balked at this series of events. Still, I was totally enthralled and I have read every book Michael Marshall has published since.

He has a strange power to take real life and twist it totally on its head, whilst still retaining a strong sense of reality. If you have never read Michael’s work, I urge you now, go and grab one of his books. His earlier sci-fi works such as Only Forward, or the later reality-based endeavours such as The Straw Men (my personal favourite) all offer a great place to start. It’s the type of storytelling that grips the reader and won’t let go, and you will not be disappointed. His fans can certainly attest to this already. So now, without further ado, it is an absolute privilege and a pleasure to be able to say that Michael Marshall (Smith) has taken some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us here today at Alternative Magazine Online…

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