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Interview with John Phelps, author of Visits


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Tell us about Visits.
Visits is the story of Tony Lansing; a 60 year old used car salesman who’s been picked on and taken advantage of all his life.  One day he decides that he’s had enough and he snaps, killing the last person to harass him.

But getting even feels good.  So good that he decides to make a list of all the others who’ve made his life miserable.  And there are plenty … an old friend or two, his ex-wife, a former lover.  They all make the list.

But as Tony pays visits to his old acquaintances, he is hounded by friends of his first victim.  As he moves from town to town and victim to victim, signs that his pursuers are close behind force him to reconsider his plans.  So he decides to head for Montana and lay low.

But the journey to Montana is interrupted by a side trip to look up one more old friend.  A dear friend.  But during that side trip, Tony learns that getting even has a price.  A price much higher than he’s willing to pay.

What genre is it?
Visits is a crime / thriller with some violence.  At least one reviewer has described it as a psychological thriller.    It also contains a fair number of plot twists and surprises so I suppose you could also call it a mystery.

What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Visits will appeal to readers who enjoy crime novels that include plot twists and surprises.

Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love Visits.
If you like fast paced psychological thrillers, you’ll love my book.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a 59 year old, grey haired, pot-bellied grandfather impatiently waiting for retirement.  My day job is testing environmental compliance software and much of my free time is spent commuting to and from that day job.  I started writing Visits about 3 years ago in order to check an item off my bucket list.

Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?

How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
@RealJohnPhelps – warning: I absorb more tweets than I

What’s next?
Hopefully, another novel.  I’ve got the ideas for the next book swirling around in my head but so far it’s hasn’t moved past the rough outline stage.

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