What inspired you to write this book?
A visit to the Spiro Mounds State Archaeology State Park is the short answer. The first book in the Detective Elliot series, Twisted Perception, introduced an antagonist who had every right to be disturbed. With Beneath a Buried House, I explored the flipside of that coin, which resulted in a frightening, though enticing villain who still haunts me to this day. Footprints of a Dancer, the third book in the series, took a while to develop, and by this time, the hero, Kenny Elliot had evolved into a detective with a bit more going for him than the average sleuth. Kenny wouldn’t let you get away with calling him psychic, but he’d reluctantly agree with extremely intuitive. A combination of Elliot’s talents, some little-known Oklahoma history, and a dash of the paranormal led to the creation of Footprints of a Dancer.
What topics in your book or background do you think book clubs would find interesting?
Footprints of a Dancer, weaves paranormal elements with Oklahoma history, and possible Mesoamerican influences on the State’s early inhabitants to create a compelling mystery, written from a Christian world point of view.
Tell us about your career outside of writing and how it influences your writing.
In my day job, I work as an accountant in the petroleum industry. The influence on my writing from this area would be in the interesting characters, or people I meet and work with.
Describe your style of writing.
I’ve always thought of my writing as a blend of literary and genre, which explores the intricacies and extremities of human nature.
Which authors have inspired you?
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Raymond Chandler, Madeleine L’Engle, and Thomas Harris
By: Bob Avey
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