Interview with Dale Mayer | NewInBooks


What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Simon Says… Hide?

Two years ago, at a professional writer’s conference, I was visiting with two friends. I’d been looking for a new series to start, something that married the psychics of my Psychic Visions with the action and crime fiction of some of my other popular series. The Simon Says… series was the result.  

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Simon Says… Hide, what would they be?

The theme song from CSI played over and over again in my head while I was writing this first book, so Who are you… by The Who would be my choice. A second would be the theme song from Medium- Sigla. This song was written by Mychael Danna.  

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

My favorite genre to read is romantic suspense! I write multiple variations on this same theme.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? Where did you write Simon Says… Hide?

My writing pattern is eclectic at best. I sometimes write outside, lying on the grass. I usually work in the mornings and work on my edits after lunch but this book caught hold of me and wouldn’t let go, so I often wrote in the evenings and weekends, completely blowing my ‘normal’ writing schedule out of the water.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Advice is one of those things that people love to give, but it’s hard sometimes to find anything that’s really a nugget to take home with you. The one I’ve hung onto all this time is: Be true to the story…


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