The Root Of All Evil: The Chronicles of Brock Lane (Windy City Crime Series Book 1)




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The Root of All Evil, looks like a fantastic start to the series. How far along is the 2nd book? The name of the second book of the four-part series is The Moment of Truth, and I'm in the beginning stages of this second installment. In fact, The Root Of All Evil is essentially the third edition of the book Ulterior Motives, which was written back in 2008. Blind Love will be the third installment, and Keep Your Enemies Closer is the fourth and last book of the series.
What inspired you when writing The Root of All Evil? I'm a huge sports fan (basketball in particular) and love crime dramas, so I decided to combine these two themes together and create an urban fiction series that's gritty but not vulgar.
What are your ambitions for your writing career? Full time? Part time? I started writing fiction over ten years ago, and my goal from day one has always been to be a full-time author.
When did you decide to become a writer? The birth of my writing career took place in 2005 after a long and frustrating day of work at a check processing center in downtown Chicago. I prayed to God for direction, and He has led me on this wonderful journey of writing every since then.
When writing The Root of All Evil did anything stand out as particularly challenging? My biggest challenge was overcoming the writer's block that I had after I began my spiritual transformation. I then had to figure out how to write as a born-again Christian, and the entire process took two years. Once I learned out how to make stories edgy without being smutty, I was able to write fiction again.
How did you come up with the story in The Root of All Evil? Like I stated in the first question, The Root Of All Evil is the third edition of the book Ulterior Motives. I essentially rewrote the second half of the plot and removed the colorful metaphors.
What do you like to do when not writing? I have a full-time job at a law firm in downtown Chicago, and I drive for Uber part-time. I enjoy dining out or going to the movies when I'm not working or writing.
How can readers discover more about you and your work? My books can be found on my website at www.markonealbooks.com, or they can be purchased on Amazon.

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