I cyber meet a lot of people through different kinds of social media, but recently in my facebook feed I came across the cover (above) for Marlon McCaulsky’s A Dangerous Woman. A cover certainly doesn’t speak for a book, but in a lot of cases, it does catch a reader’s attention. This one really pulled at me, so since I knew that McCaulsky and I already have a few things in common (we’re both fans of many of the same various comics and Netflix shows), I decided to reach out and share his newest release with you folks.
Also, he was gracious enough to allow me to ask him a million questions.
1) Did you always know you wanted to write?
No I didn’t. But I guess looking back on it I was always writing in some format or another. whether it was creating my own comic book storylines/characters or writing song lyrics. Then in college I started writing screenplays. I guess it was a natural progression to writing novels.
2) Was there ever anyone who influenced you to write?
Yeah, one of my first influences on me writing novels was Zane. After reading a few of her books I became confident I could do it too. But the biggest influence/inspiration have been Eric Jerome Dickey’s work. Every time I read his work I feel inspired to write.
3) What was the last book you read and what are you looking forward to reading next?
The last book I read was “Finding Gideon” by Eric Jerome Dickey. Nothing else is currently on my radar to read.
4) Besides writing, do you have any hidden talents, skills, or hobbies?
Besides writing, one of my hidden talents is sarcasm LOL… but really I enjoy watching movies and reading comic books. I’m a big fan of Hip-Hop and R&B music and I enjoy art work (drawing)
5) If you could co-author a novel with any writer alive or deceased, who would you choose and why?
I would love to do a joint project with Joy Deja King, I think our style of writing is very similar. I love the way her mind works so it would be fun to vibe with her on a project.
6) When you were young, did you have a favorite book or character?
When I was young my favorite books were comic books. I was (still am) a big fan of The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, and comic books in general.
7) What inspires you?
Music is a very big source of inspiration when I’m writing. I can hear a song lyric and be inspired to write a scene or capture a mood for my characters. I even wrote a short story based on the Usher and Alicia Keys song “My Boo” in the anthology “Romance For The Streets” based on the lyrics of the song. It was like the lyrics told me a story and I just went and gave more detail too it.
8) Are you working on anything now?
Yes, I’m working with Creative Genius Films, director Lamont Gant on the sequel to our independent feature film “Returned” (available now at Walmart, Best Buy, and other streaming services) shameless plug there. I co-wrote the sequel to the film called “Returned 2: Kratóc” We will beginning filming it in 2018. I’m also putting the finishing touches on my next erotica/romance novel “If I Was Your Girlfriend”. But right now I’m working hard to promote my new action thriller novel “A Dangerous Woman”. I think it’s my best book to date. “A Dangerous Woman”, is about a character named Dice.
She is a dangerous contract killer. A former Central Intelligence Agency operative thought killed in action after a mission went bad. She decided to remain that way and now works and lives off the grid using her unique skills. Dice is a professional who always finds a way do get the job done. After completing a job she meets Noah Avery a man that intrigues her mind, body, and soul. For the first time in her life she sees a future but will he accept her checkered past or her current occupation? Things become complicated for Dice when she takes a job that puts her back on the radar of the CIA. She discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way to Washington D.C. Dice is forced to make a desperate choice, save herself or save the future President of The United States of America.”