Meet The Author: J.V. Baptie

Whose Debut Novel, THE FORGOTTEN  You won’t forget in a hurry!

Welcome, J.V! Thank you very much for joining me today in the run up to publication. You must be so excited – and with good reason: the early reviews of your debut are sounding great.

Can you tell us a little about your novel and why we should all go out and buy it?
What if everything was a lie?
Newly-promoted but not welcome in CID, Detective Sergeant Helen Carter is tasked with investigating a murder in an old abandoned picture house. The killer has left a clue: the business card of an ex-cop. 
Helen must piece together the case before the bodies mount up around her, and before the killer strikes closer to home…

How long did it take you to write this book?
I wrote this book for my dissertation project as part of my MA in creative writing course. It took me about a year overall.

Which authors have had the biggest influence on your writing?
That’s a difficult question but Robert Bloch and Donald Westlake are both pretty high up on the list.

Favourite cake?
Victoria sponge

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Definitely a pantser.

Favourite characters in your book?
DS Helen Carter, she’s strong and funny. DI Jack Craven was also great fun to write as he is quite a dark funny character. I had a lot of fun writing this novel.  

Who from the literary world would you put top of your list if you were throwing a cocktail party?
Agatha Christie would be at the top of the list.

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Nicest thing anyone has said about your writing?
Alex Gray one of my favourite authors said mine was a ‘genuine page turner.’

And the not so nicest?
Nothing yet as my books only on pre-order at the moment! Its due for release on June 13th.

What can we expect to see from you next?
Helen will be returning in  The Departed…

About the Author
J.V. Baptie graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017 with an MA in Creative Writing. When not writing, she is also an actress and has appeared in a variety of children’s shows and stage plays. You can find out more about her at jvbaptie.com on Twitter @jvbaptie and Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJVBaptie/

About The Book, The Forgotten

What if everything was a lie?
Newly-promoted but not welcome in CID, Detective Sergeant Helen Carter is tasked with investigating a murder in an old abandoned picture house. The case takes a chilling turn when the business card of an ex-cop is found at the scene.
Helen must piece together the case before the bodies mount up around her, and before the killer strikes closer to home…
Delve into the underworld of Scotland’s capital city in this fast-paced thriller!

Praise for The Forgotten:

A genuine page turner.” Bestselling author, Alex Gray

Fast-paced and gritty Tartan Noir. A Brilliant Debut.” Bestselling author, Frances Di Plino

“Fans of Rebus will love this.” Thriller author, E.A Clark.

“Memorable and smart.” Tom Ward, author

 

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