Friday, June 28, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: Silent River by C.M. Weaver

Silent River
C.M. Weaver

Psychological Thriller
A gripping psychological thriller inspired by true events.

Robert Collins is Portland’s best investigative detective. When the Stevens family goes missing, he goes to work. As he uncovers clues the family may have been targeted for a professional hit by organized crime, it gets personal.

Too personal. Can he face down his inner demons before he loses himself?

He confronts the mob and police bureaucracy to find the missing family. Jake, partner and friend, thinks he's spiraling into obsession, when Robert's taken off the case but refuses to give up the investigation.

Can he get past this shameless tragedy and his own past to move on with his life?

Silent River is a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the city. This story will appeal to fans of true crime and detective fiction alike. Readers who enjoy Ann Rule, Rex Stout, and Mary Higgins Clark will love CM Weaver.

I live and work in the Pacific Northwest. I’m married and take care of a challenged rescue dog, Ariel. I love writing, but don’t write in one particular genre. I do gravitate more to mysteries as I’m always asking “What if?”

- What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
Christine Feehan, Anne Rice, Katherine Woodiwiss and Dan Brown (limited)

- What book do you think everyone should read?
Deception Point by Dan Brown, by far his best written book, then Davinci Code.

- How long have you been writing?
Since I was a teenager. Then I didn’t write for many years as I read too much. I picked it up and wrote two books on of which became Silent River.

- Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
Quiet. I don’t mind the TV on, I just don’t pay attention to it. I’m home alone a lot so it’s quiet.

- Pen or typewriter or computer?
I love this question. I write long hand. I keep notebooks and write scenes and plots at any time. It’s too hard to carry a computer around all the time. When I saw the word typewriter I had to smile. I joined a Jerry B Jenkins newsletter and watched some of his writing videos. On the first one I saw, there was something on the desk that pricked my interest. It was an old fashioned typewriter, but it was smaller and in front of a monitor. I zoomed in and saw it was indeed a replica of an old Underwood style typewriter. Reaching for google I found it after a few dozen sites. It’s a Qwerty typewriter. It is on my wish list if I ever get to be a popular author.

- What advice would you give new authors?
To become a good writer, put your ego away. Write whatever you feel then when it’s critiqued take the honest response to your writing and rewrite it. Even if it has to be done a number of times.

- If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Start taking classes and reading writing books earlier in my life. I know that I wasn’t in a place to do that. I’ve found I don’t read as often as I write. I’m more interested in writing than reading. I couldn’t catalog all the books I’ve read in my lifetime. I think I have a good base of book reading to call from.
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