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Author Interview with Skye Andrews and Review of A Disturbed Mind

As seen in the June issue of Uncaged Book Reviews

Uncaged: What inspired you to write about a serial killer? What kind of research do you have to do for these types of stories?

I initially wrote an article for the Serial Killer Magazine on different torture methods. I did the research for the article and once it was published I thought it would make a great book.

Uncaged: What do you have coming up next that you can tell us about?

I am working on something different at the moment. The story is based on true life and it is called Dear Dad. I am hoping to release it on Father’s Day this year.

Uncaged: So far, your books are mostly shorter stories, are there plans to write a full length novel?

I would love to write a novel. I seem to have this weird writers block where I can’t seem to turn short stories into novels.

Uncaged: Do you read your reviews? What do you take away from them?

I am always nervous before a review comes out. But I read every one of them and take into consideration what the reviewer has said about my work. I try to improve where I can based on the reviews.

Uncaged: What is one of the nicest things someone has said to you about your books?

I have had many great reviews and I love hearing nice things about my work. But I think the nicest was from Pacific Book Reviews:

“What will be too much for some to handle also becomes what should be required reading by law enforcement and psychologists in order to know of the existance of people such as Walker exist and to learn some key elements in their behaviour patterns”.

Uncaged: What is your favorite parts about being an author? What have you found to be the least favorite?

My favorite part has got to be the day the book arrives on my doorstep finally finished and I can see my hard work in print. It is also a nice surprise when I see people reading one of my books. My least favorite part has to be marketing. Still working on how to do this.

Uncaged: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing? Where is one of your favorite places on Earth?

I love to read. My favorite place on earth has got to be my bed, curled up with a good book and some snacks while I read.

Uncaged: What is the hardest part of a book to write? What is the easiest? From start to finish, how long does it take to finish a complete book?

The hardest part has to be trying to make my short stories/novellas into novels. I haven’t figured out how to do this yet. The easiest is writing the story once I have the idea it just seems to flow onto the page. It can take several weeks to a month to complete a book as I go back and add to the story and edit it multiple times.

Uncaged: What would you like to say to fans, and where can they follow you?

I would like to say to my fans THANK YOU. It is hard to be an author and I appreciate every one of you who has taken time to give me feedback, reviews and ideas for upcoming stories.

[symple_box color=”black” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””]Skye Andrews lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

She has written three books as part of an ongoing series I am Terry Walker, Living with the torture killer & A disturbed mind.

Skye’s next project is a story based on true events called Dear Dad which is due to be released on Fathers Day 2018[/symple_box]

A Disturbed Mind
Skye Andrews
Crime/Horror Short

Follow Terry Jnr on his journey. His father Terry Walker was the infamous torture killer while his mother Phillpa McDonald was a captive of Terry Walker who eventually made a name for herself.

How can this young man with parents such as this grow up and interact with those around him.

Find out in Book 3 of this series.

Uncaged Review: This book is the third book in the Terry Walker series, and you really need to read the first two, before settling down with this one. In this book, the son of the serial killer is finding his way in this world, but he slowly begins down a very dark path, working for a man he only knows as K to be a hired killer. But Terry Jr. seems to enjoy the killing a bit too much….

I did not see the substance in this short as I did with the first two books. I felt like there could have been a lot more meat added to this one, to give the reader more of a connection with Terry and to feel what he felt – which was more prominent in the first two books. Still, this is a hard subject to write and read, and the author does a nice job with it, I just wanted more. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars


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