Thursday, January 26, 2012

Interview with author Joel M Andre

Before we get started with the interview here is a little bit about the author, Joel M. Andre. =]
Author Bio:

Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection,Pray the Rain Never Ends.
Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek, A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.

October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.

Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.
Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.

Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ.
You can visit his website at

Inteview with author Joel M. Andre

1. What made you decide to be a writer and what was the inspiration for your books? I decided to become a writer as a child. I have always loved writing and felt that it was a great way for me to explore the worlds created in my mind. As far as inspiration from my books, I think I have pulled it from experiences in my life and just thoughts that seemed to come to me from nowhere. 

2. What made you decide to write crime and horror fiction? My father always loved horror when I was growing up, so that is where that passion came from. In terms of crime fiction, you can’t have a serial killer without a detective chasing them, so they went hand in hand. 


3. What is your favorite book/favorite genre to read? I love to read horror, but I will never say no to a good murder mystery. I don’t have a book that stands out as a clear favorite, although I am very particular to The Stand, The Witching Hour and The Complete Works of Poe. 

4. What would you say to potential readers to get them to try and read your books? How do you market your books to readers? If someone tells me they are interested in one of my stories, I usually give them a free copy. To me, it is more important to get people to read, rather than to worry about how much money you are going to make. 

5. If a reader doesn’t like reading about dark horror fiction, what is the one thing you would say to get them to change their minds? I would say, don’t sweat it. The beauty of the literary world is that there are titles out there that anyone can enjoy. Some people love horror, while others love romance. Someone’s taste is part of who they are and one should never try to swag someone’s preferences in order to try and get them to enjoy something they just don’t. 

Here are some fun This or That questions (Which do you prefer?):

1. Cats or Dogs. The clear choice would be dogs. 
2. Ghosts or Demons. In terms of fiction, demons. In real life, I would go with ghosts.

3. Hero or Heroine. I prefer a heroine for a main character. 
4. Hamburger or Hotdog. Hamburgers hands down. 

Thank you Joel and Partners in Crime Tours for the awesome interview. I suggest to all of my readers to go check out all of Joel's Dark Horror Fiction books. The one that I read was really good. HERE is a link to the my review of The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen.
Thanks for Visiting and Happy Reading.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to post this Michael! I truly appreciate it!

    All the best,

    Joel M. Andre