Featured Interview With Lee Maguire
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and have maintained a fondness for all Pittsburgh sports teams, sink or swim. I continue to reside in Pennsylvania, although I’ve lived in several other states. PA has always felt like home. I have a basset hound, named after the basset hound in my book series. Basset hounds appear to be my spirit animal. I’m an avid walker and I also enjoy racquet sports and golf.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Books have always been part of my life. It always felt natural to pick up a book, although there was no pressure to do so. In elementary school I looked forward to book club delivery day, and I’d often have five or six books waiting for me. Even then I favored mysteries. Although I always had stories in my head, I didn’t start putting pen to paper until I was an adolescent, and my writing then was more about trying to figure myself out. I took a creative writing course in high school–one of my best courses. It wasn’t until much later I decided to write for publication.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I’ve been a Jonathan Kellerman fan for years. I consider him as the standard in thrillers featuring a psychologist main character (which my thriller series also features). I love mysteries, and thrillers, including crime and legal thrillers. Although I would have argued against it years ago, my inspiration comes from my unconscious mind and ideas bubble to the surface. I tend to be a planner, so the unconscious method used to seem unusual. Now it’s second nature.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Rumspringa is the second book in my Broken Minds Thriller series, and it features a highly unusual “bad guy”–an Amish man. He crosses paths with my psychologist character, Dr. Bryce Davison, and things spin out of control. Book three, Reparation, is in process, and finds Dr. Davison working closely with the local police as they try to solve some ghastly murders and related crimes. Stay tuned!
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