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Monday, July 18, 2016

Interview with D.B. Corey, Author of CHAIN OF EVIDENCE

Author’s Bio: DB Corey lives in Baltimore with his wife Maggie and two dogs. Former Navy, he currently works in I.T., and wants desperately to retire so he can write full time.

What inspired you to write your book?
The wife. Before she was the wife. She thought I’d get rich. Fooled her.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
I was never a big reader growing up. Comics mostly … but I guess that counts. Then in high school, Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea was a reading assignment. I still remember much of it today. Santiago and the boy … and the fish … and the battle. Great book. As an adult, Patriot Games by Tom Clancy had me up all night. Could not put the book down. I think that’s when I began to realize the power of the written word.

Is this your first book? How long did it take to start and finish your book?
Yep. And too long. Five years and many fits and starts, frustration and determination. When it was finished, I decided to do it again.

Do you write with an outline, or just let it flow organically?
A little of both. I start with notes and expand from there. Not an outline really. More of a road map.

Do you listen to music when you write? If yes, is there a theme song for this book?
No. I like it quiet so I can think. The two dogs in the house, one of them a hundred pound lab, tend to bark at things and I jump out of my skin. I think that’s because I am so zoned in I forget about everything else. Easily distracted. 

What are the keys to success in getting your book out to the public?
Used to be publishers. Now it’s the writer and social media.

What advice would you give to new authors?
Don’t give up no matter how long it takes. Like I said in one of my blog posts a while back (stealing a line from A League of Their Own):

“If it wasn't hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”

How about sharing an excerpt from CHAIN OF EVIDENCE?
How about the book trailer instead?

What’s next for you?
I’m about to self-publish THE LESSER SIN, a vigilante-themed tale of a murdered woman, a killer set free by a corrupt judicial system, and the sister who struggles with her Catholic Faith to deliver justice for her family.    

Where can readers find out more about you and your book(s)?
·         Website: www.dbcorey.com
·         Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00D37RZ4G
·         Facebook:
·         Twitter: @dbcorey
·         Blog: http://bit.ly/DBCorey_BeyondtheNovel
·         Book buy Links:
o   Harlequin - http://bit.ly/2985gg3

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It’s been a pleasure having you here with us today. I know my readers will enjoy getting to know you and your work.

Thank you so much for the great opportunity, Dee. Hope to see you again soon.


  1. It was a pleasure, Dee. Thanks so much for having me.

    1. You're most welcome, my author friend!