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Exclusive Interview with Matthew Betley, Author of Overwatch & Oath of Honor

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Matthew Betley grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, which he considers home after his family moved there from New Jersey, where he was born and which also explains his affinity for the New York Yankees. He attended St. Xavier High School and then Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he graduated…

Interview With award winning, Bestselling Author, Steve Snyder

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Born in Pasadena, California, Steve Snyder was raised in the neighboring community of San Marino. He graduated from UCLA and during the Vietnam War years served six years in the California Army National Guard. In 1972, he moved to Seal Beach, California, where he lives today. In 2009, he retired…

An Exclusive Interview with James Rollins

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

JAMES ROLLINS is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its…

An exclusive Interview With NY Times bestselling author, John Gilstrap

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

John Gilstrap is the New York Times bestselling and Thriller Award-winning author of Final Target, Friendly Fire, Nick of Time, Against All Enemies, End Game, Soft Targets, High Treason, Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage Zero, No Mercy, Nathan's Run, At All Costs, Even Steven, Scott Free and Six Minutes to…

An Exclusive Interview with K.J. Howe, Author of The Freedom Broker

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Kimberley Howe lived internationally while growing up, including years spent in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. Her father worked in tele-communications, so her family was always on the move. Adventure and travel—and books—figured prominently as she traipsed from place to place. Experiencing this eclectic education offered unique…

An Exclusive Interview with Brad Meltzer

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President’s Shadow. His newest book is The Escape Artist, out March 6. In addition to his…

Exclusive Interview with Author and TopShelf PRO Insider, Marc Rainer

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Author Bio Marc Rainer is my pen name; my real name is Charles ("Chuck") Ambrose, Jr. My pen name is a tribute to my little brother Marc, and my mother, Betty Rainer Ambrose. We lost them both to cancer far too soon. I am a graduate of the United States…

An Interview With Bestselling Author Mindy Mejia

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Mindy Mejia is a fiction writer, finance manager, weekend jogger, wife, and mother of two. She writes what she likes to read––contemporary, plot-driven novels that deliver both entertainment and substance. Mindy Mejia was born and raised in a small-town-turned-suburb in the Twin Cities area. She received a BA from the…

An Exclusive Interview with Sheri Levy

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Tell us about your heartwarming coming-of-age story, ‘Starting Over.’ ‘Starting Over,’ is the second novel in my Trina Ryan series. After readers started sending in their reviews, I learned about the story’s impact. The easiest way for me to describe this story comes from a review submitted by Peggy Jo…

An Exclusive Interview with Daniel M. Warloch

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Tell us a little about yourself and your background, maybe something not previously known. I started work in the printing industry at the tender age of 15, as an apprentice hot metal compositor. The apprenticeship lasted 6 years and from then on, I held many senior positions in the industry,…

An Exclusive Interview with Sarah Noffke

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Sarah Noffke, an Amazon Best Seller, writes YA and NA sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and urban fantasy. She is the author of the Lucidites, Reverians, Ren, Vagabond Circus and Olento Research series. Noffke holds a Masters of Management and teaches college business courses. Most of her students have no idea that…

An Interview with NY Times Bestselling Author, STEVE BERRY

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Steve Berry was born and raised in Georgia and graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers—a group of nearly…

Interview with #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Mark Sullivan

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Mark Sullivan knew he wanted to be a writer at age seven when he got in a fight in parochial school that was broken up by a formidable, six-foot-plus nun named Sister Mary Joseph. She was vice-principal and holy discipline incarnate. Every kid in the school feared her. Mark was…

An Interview with NY Times Bestseller, John Lescroart

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

John Lescroart is a New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thriller novels featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt. His novels have sold more than 10 million copies, have been translated into 22 languages in more than 75 countries, and…

An Exclusive Interview with Kathryn le Veque

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

1. So, tell us a little about the real Kathryn Le Veque, maybe something you haven’t shared in other interviews yet. I love this question – who is the ‘real me? Driven, generous to a fault, a lover of animals and my family. Oddly enough, I’m a bit of an…

An Exclusive Interview with Steena Holmes

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Your newest book, The Forgotten Ones, is a deeply suspenseful psychological thriller. What can you tell us about it? The main focus is about the secrets we tend to bury amongst families and the damage they often create, even to the point of death. It deals with mental illness and…

An Exclusive Interview with Author Megan Collins

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

This is your debut novel—congratulations! What was the journey to getting your first novel published like? What was the most challenging part of the process? The most rewarding? It’s surely a cliché, but my journey has been one long, emotional, exhilarating roller coaster, with more highs and lows than I…

Exclusive Interview with Author and TopShelf PRO Insider, Marie J. S. Phillips

by Becky Katsikas (lifetime)

Author Bio Born in 1957, in Huntington, on Long Island, I've been driven by an insatiable love of writing, art, and the sciences since very early childhood. My love of animal tales fueled my desire to write, always manifesting in stories from the non-human point of view. I invented my…

An Interview with NY Times Bestseller, David Morrell

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

David Morrell is the author of First Blood, the acclaimed novel in which Rambo was created. He has a Ph. D. in literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel,…

An Interview with Bestselling Author, Paul Doiron

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels. The series—which Paul prefers to call a “saga” based on the importance he places on narrative continuity—tells the story a young Maine game warden who appears in the first book, THE POACHER’S SON, as the emotionally damaged…

An Exclusive Interview with Sandra Brown

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-nine New York Times bestsellers, including Seeing Red, Sting, Friction, Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, and the critically acclaimed Rainwater. Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books…

An exclusive Interview With NY Times bestselling author, Joseph Finder

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Joseph Finder is the New York Times-bestselling author of fourteen suspense novels, including The Switch, Guilty Minds, and Suspicion; Buried Secrets, co-winner of the Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel; Company Man, winner of the Barry Award for Best Thriller; The Moscow Club, named one of the ten best…

An Exclusive Interview with Author Cary Allen Stone

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Talk to us about your science-fiction book, SEEDS – The Journey Begins. Let me first tell you what it is not. There are no aliens, worlds with bizarre names, or intergalactic wars. “SEEDS” takes place in current times, on Earth. Steven Hawking said we would have to leave the earth…

An Exclusive Interview With Raymond Benson

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Raymond Benson is the author of 35+ published books, the most recent being The Secrets on Chicory Lane. Among his several original suspense novels, he is the author of the acclaimed “Black Stiletto” saga that began with The Black Stiletto in 2011 and continued with The Black Stiletto: Black &…

Exclusive Interview with Author and TopShelf PRO Insider, Daniel C. McWhorter

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Author Bio Daniel C. McWhorter (“Dan” to everyone who knows him) is an avid reader and life-long science fiction and fantasy fan who has long dreamed about writing for a living. As is the case for many of us, the realities of life took him in a different direction and…

We Follow-Up With New York Times Bestselling Author, Tosca Lee

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

1. You’ve had some exciting things happen since Top Shelf interviewed you just four months ago in September last year. Tell us the news! Yes! The CW network bought The Progeny! CBS is producing. It’s been super exciting to watch the process unfold, and to watch our showrunner/writer go from…

An Exclusive Interview with Mark Cheverton

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

New York Times bestselling author, Mark Cheverton grew up in Southern California, going through high school, and college. After college, Mark taught high school physics and math for many years. While teaching, he earned a Master's degree in Physics and conducted research on planetary atmospherics. His first book, The Algae…

An Exclusive Interview with Laura Lovett

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Please introduce yourself to our readers. My name is Laura Lovett, I write psychological thrillers, am a mother of three, and am a Doctor of Psychology. I run psychology practices in Canada focused on leadership/team development in organizations, and helping people choose and switch careers. For those who are just…

An Interview with International Bestseller, Jon Land

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of 38 novels, including eight titles in the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break, Strong Vengeance, Strong Rain Falling (winner of the 2014 International Book Award and 2013 USA Best Book Award for…

An Exclusive Interview with Mark Reutlinger

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Please inform us a little about your latest book, Sister-in-Law and what makes it so different from your previous works. Sister-in-Law is, like Made in China, a political thriller, but they are quite different. Made in China conveys a serious message about our dependence on foreign-made goods. I hoped it…

An Exclusive Interview with Eileen Cook

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Her newest book, THE HANGING GIRL,…

An Exclusive Interview with Preston & Child

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are coauthors of the bestselling novels Relic, Mount Dragon, Reliquary, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Ice Limit, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Brimstone, Dance of Death, The Book of the Dead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, Fever Dream, Gideon's Sword, Cold Vengeance, Gideon's…

An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Gross

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times and international bestsellers The Blue Zone, Don't Look Twice, and The Dark Tide, which was nominated for the Best Thriller of the Year award by the International Thriller Writers, Reckless, and most recently, Eyes Wide Open. He is also coauthor of…

An Exclusive Interview with NY Times Bestselling Author Tosca Lee

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Please tell us a little about the real Tosca Lee, something you haven’t shared before. I’m a big geek-nerd—always have been. I grew up on the Isis/Shazam Power Hour, Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Thundarr the Barbarian. When I was a kid, I honestly believed Luke Skywalker was coming for…

Exclusive Interview with #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, BRAD THOR

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Agent, Code of Conduct, Act of War, Hidden Order, Black List, Full Black, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, The Apostle, The Last Patriot (nominated best thriller of the year by the International Thriller Writers Association and banned in…

An Exclusive Interview with Michael Anderle

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Michael released his first book on Nov 3rd, 2015. Personally, he has published twenty-two books and two novellas. He has been published in three anthologies and has collaborated with over twenty other talented authors in both the Kurtherian Gambit and Oriceran universes together to complete over a hundred titles for…

An Exclusive Interview with J.N. Chaney

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

J.N. Chaney is the Amazon bestselling author of The Variant Saga (B01MRCAMW0), The Renegade Star series (B077RHM2QD), and more. Chaney has a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and fancies himself quite the Super Mario Bros Fan. He migrates often and was last seen in Avon Park, FL. Any…

An Exclusive Interview with Allan Leverone

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

Allan Leverone is an air traffic controller and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels in the thriller and horror genres. He is a former Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction, and his dark thriller, MR. MIDNIGHT, was featured in Suspense…

An Exclusive Interview With America's #1 Best-Selling Author, R.L. Stine

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of the legendary R.L. Stine, I’ll give you a very brief rundown. Robert Lawrence Stine is one of, if not the most famous author of children’s literature in the entire world. Often called America’s #1 Bestselling Author, R.L. Stine…

An Exclusive Interview with Anthony Franze

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

ANTHONY FRANZE is a lawyer in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice of a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm, and a critically acclaimed thriller writer with novels set in the nation’s highest court. Franze has been a commentator on legal and Supreme Court issues for The New Republic, Bloomberg, National…

An Exclusive Interview with Author Tom Combs

by Trev Adams (lifetime)

What would you like our readers to know about yourself? Tom Combs is an as an award-winning now retired emergency physician whose 25 years working in level one Trauma center ERs provided the foundation for his best-selling medical suspense-thriller series. A Minnesota kid from a big family, Tom was a…