My interview with thriller author James Dain

by JoslynChase in Interview

Man tells colleague about BreakneckLast month, my story “Green Storm Rising” appeared in the new release Breakneck: Nine Gripping High-Speed Thrillers.

I can’t tell you how delighted I am to have my story rubbing shoulders with some fantastic thriller writers. Like James Dain, for one.

I recently had the opportunity to interview James and today I’m sharing that experience with you. So stick around and enjoy my interview with the author of “The Body in the Alley.”

Who knows, he may be your next favorite!

Welcoming James Dain

Author James DainHello James, and welcome! I’m delighted to be doing this interview with you and I just want to let my readers know right off that you write gritty, fast-paced thrillers and I’ve enjoyed reading your work.

Joslyn: How can interested readers find you and get started reading your stories?

James: Just check out my website at, where you can see everything that’s in my pipeline and join my newsletter.  Of course, all of my books are on Amazon as well.

Joslyn: How did you get started writing thrillers?

James: Funny you should ask.  I was obsessed with James Bond stories as a kid, and at age 15 wrote an knock-off thriller about a Yugoslav spy stealing banking secrets from the Mellons in my home town of Pittsburgh. Flash forward several dozen decades. I ran out of the noir and hard-boiled detective stories I love reading and decided it was time to pick up the pen again on my thriller writing career.

More about James Dain and his work

Joslyn: What was your inspiration for “The Body in The Alley”?

The Body in the Alley book coverJames: Google. I came across a stark photo of a brutal murder scene in an alley and started wondering about how the victim got there.

I wanted to write something contemporary with a hard-boiled flair and the story began to grow around a despondent Army vet falsely accused of murder.

Joslyn: What upcoming projects can you tell us about?

James: I’m currently working on Blood on the Mountain, a suspense thriller set at a Colorado ski resort similar to one I used to work at as a snowboard instructor. A skier dies in an accident that isn’t an accident, and her fiancée has to find her killer or die trying.

Wrapping it up

Joslyn: Thank you so much, James, for taking time out to share with us today. Tell us once again how readers can reach out and learn more about your books:

James: Visit my website at to see what I’ve been up to and get started with your first James Dain thriller—on the house!

Joslyn : Super! Thanks again, and happy reading everyone!

How about you? Have you picked up your free copy of Breakneck? Grab it today and strap in for thriller fun. Then share your thoughts in the comments.

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