The Deviant (Author Interview)

The Deviant looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

The Deviant is this wild tale of sex abuse in the workplace. The difference is, the woman is the abuser. She’s rich, powerful and well connected. But there is something very wrong with this woman, whose name is Jayne. She gets a thrill from debasing the young ambitious men who work for her. 



Any plans to turn it into a series?

It’s an interesting idea that I haven’t really explored. I think it might be fun



How long did it take you to write The Deviant?

Some of it is autobiographical, so it went pretty quickly, about three months.


That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Thanks so much. The story is set in Washington, D.C., during the crack-murder years. The woman pictured is a fictionalized version and a composite of people I have worked with. Although no one I have ever worked with was a sex abuser.


What inspired you when writing The Deviant? 

The Deviant began as a dare. My daughter said I bet you can’t write the Harvey Weinstein saga from the opposite view. I sat down and in three months had it all finished.


Can you tell us a little about the main character in the book?

The protagonist is named Eric Berger, a reporter for a big Washington, D.C., newspaper. He’s driven to expose corruption and slime at any level. It’s what drives him. The antagonist is the editor-in-chief of the paper. She offers him the best beats at the paper and other avenues to fame if he’ll comply with her sexual demands.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Deviant

The Deviant was the easiest and by far the most fun I’ve ever had writing a book or anything else. It was not at all difficult.



What do you like to do when not writing?

I am a dedicated beach bum. I hike and swim and fish when I can.

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