Glenn Gamble has dropped by today to talk about, Bon Appetit...
Tell us about your latest book.
After spending years building his gambling empire, Jim Money would love nothing more than to have a loving wife, and a stable family life free of the criminal elements that haunt him. He thinks he's found that with Jessica.
Jim Money bites off more than he can chew when he goes to collect a gambling debt. He's beaten, shot at, finds out that his girlfriend is involved with his best friend, and is forced to work with a woman he despises all in one day.
In trying to discover what is going on, a more sinister truth is brought to light.
Jim is a loan shark who wants nothing more than to ease out of his criminal lifestyle, marry his girlfriend and start a family.
Jessica is Jim's unreliable girlfriend who runs off with his best friend for an inexplicable reason.
Steve is Jim's best friend and enforcer. He's animal-like, and a deadbeat's worst nightmare.
Carla is Steve's tough as nails wife and who has a nose for detecting anything out of the ordinary. Jim disgusts her, but ends up teaming with him to find the answers that she's NOT looking for.
Chuck is a deadbeat who refuses to pay back money owed to Jim and almost gets him killed.
James is Chuck's hotheaded younger brother who destroys first and never ask questions.
Interesting that you're a former professional poker player and your last name is Gamble, coincidence?
No, Gamble is my pen name and I chose gamble because I like to write stories that are geared around a gambling theme.
How much of your novel is based on personal experience?
I’d say 10% of my story. I spent a lot of time in the gambling lifestyle, but I wasn’t a Jim Money type of gambling kingpin, but I know how a gambling operation is run based on my dealings with people from that walk of life.
Your favourite authors. Who do you consider as your literary influences?
My favorite authors are JA Konrath, Dean Koontz, Blake Crouch, and James Patterson. I think those authors have had an influence on my writing in one way or another.
What are you reading these days?
Exposed by JA Konrath and Ann Voss Peterson
I’m about 70% done with the book according to Kindle.
What can we expect next from Glenn Gamble?
I got a prequel to the Jim Money series coming out. The name of the book is BUSTED which takes you into Jim Money’s college years when he gets his first taste of adversity in his newfound gambling endeavor. In this story, you get to see a young Jim Money who faced with a situation that seems too big for him to handle, and is forced to grow up, but en route to doing so he has to overcome his lack of self-assurance. Frank and Steve also play big roles in this story as his lifelong buddies who lack the maturity of their older counterparts in the previous stories. I expect this story to be available before Black Friday.
Anything else you'd like to share?
I enjoy telling stories and entertaining people. For that I thank everyone who has read my blogs, clicked any of my blog tour links, and bought any or all five of my books. I really look forward to seeing, hearing and reading your feedback in regards to my books, which you can check out at the following links: