Bio: Collin Kelley is the author of two novels, the just released Remain In Light and Conquering Venus. His poetry collections include Better To Travel and the recently reissued Slow To Burn. His poetry, interviews, essays and reviews have appeared in magazines around the world.
In 1968, Irène Laureux's husband was murdered during the Paris student
and worker riots. Thirty years later, she is still on the hunt for the
man who knows how and why Jean-Louis died – his secret lover, Frederick
Dubois. Aiding in her search is American expat Martin Paige, a
writer still reeling from a love affair gone wrong with a student, David
McLaren. Martin meets a young poet, Christian, and the two fall in
love, but their happiness is shaken when Martin's friend, Diane Jacobs,
arrives in Paris with news that David has gone missing. Diane
discovers that David's disappearance is more than just a missing person
case with connections to drugs, stolen identities, long-hidden
government secrets and a shocking connection to Irène's past. This
literary mystery takes readers from America to London and into the dark
underworld of the fabled City of Light.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Remain In Light is a
mystery/suspense novel, but it also has touches of the magical realism,
paranormal, crime drama and even poetry. I don't like to be defined by
the genre, so I always try to throw in a few curve balls. It's also a
quick, globe-trotting story which will appeal to readers with a sense of
Q: Why did you go indie?
I joined the small POD/ebook press
Vanilla Heart after going through the wringer with the Big 6 and
multiple agents. I wanted to land in a place where other authors were
working together to promote each others work and paying attention to
detail. I always wanted to have a voice in the design, editing, covers
and promotion. It's been a fun ride so far.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
In the mystery/thriller/suspense genre I love John Le
Karin Slaughter, Robert Ludlum, Patricia Highsmith, Grant Jerkins and
many others. For the more literary and magical realism aspect it's
Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison and Isabel Allende.
Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords
Author Website: http://www.collinkelley.com
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Remain-in-Light-ebook/dp/B005Q133EI/
Smashwords link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92573