Interview With Author Dr. Dorothy McCoy
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a psychotherapist, conference speaker Psychopathy), and author. I live in a village in South Carolina with my Great Dane Winston and my ghost Great Dane Big Soph. My first few books were self help, a couple of years ago I decided to embrace the freedom inherent in fiction. My hero Winston Churchill is a character in my 3 book series. The first volume launched in January, #2 will be our in September. I have written 9 books. I worked at a police academy and a cold case squad.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Mysterious Secret Guardians in the London Underground. Sir Winston Churchill inspired me as he has inspired millions of other admirers. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation and have some fun along the way.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write with my Great Dane and a robust, steaming cuppa. I allow my fully developed characters do all the heavy lifting. They have adventures and I write. Works for us!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Dean Koontz, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Charles Dickens, and
What are you working on now?
I just completed a 3 book series for Speaking Volumes. I will soon begin the 4th volume.
My day job is Psychotherapist so I stay occupied.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am new at promoting, but the usuals are Amazon and social media.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, I certainly do. Create fascinating characters and just follow along behind them.
Use exotic locations that pull the reader into your story.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Fully develop your characters. If readers love your Team you are half way to success.
What are you reading now?
A course on traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The 4th volume of the series
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Face and Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz
Any Agatha Christie book
David Copperfield, Dickens
Without Conscience, Dr. Robert Hare
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