We’re thrilled to have here today Special Agent Matthew Roarke from Alexandra Sokoloff’s new thriller, Blood Moon, Book II of the Huntress/FBI thrillers. Roarke is a 35-year old FBI agent living in San Francisco, California.
It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!
Thank you so for this interview, Agent Roarke. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
Roarke: There are things that I would do differently, personally. I deeply regret the course of action that led to the events at the end of the book. Lives were saved but at a terrible cost. I would give anything to do it over.
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?
Roarke: The author is the expert as far as the film business is concerned. She says Kyle Chandler or Viggo Mortensen. I defer to her.
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Roarke: If I’m to be entirely honest, I have two. One would almost certainly be fatal. One might be saving.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
Roarke: I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve been apprehensive since the first book. This case is unlike any I’ve ever experienced. There’s no criminal precedent for a female serial killer. There’s no psychological precedent for Cara Lindstrom, period.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really want to be and why?
Roarke: I deeply admire my team member, Special Agent Epps. I wouldn’t say I’d trade places with him, but I would be a better person if I had his balance and moral certainty.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
Roarke: It’s not over. I’m not going to leave it this way.
What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?
Roarke: Don’t get in my way.
Thank you for this interview! Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
Roarke: I’m afraid so. The third book, Wind Moon, is unfolding now. As I said, it’s not over.
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Alexandra Sokoloff is the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill award-nominated author of the supernatural thrillers THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE SHIFTERS, and THE SPACE BETWEEN, and the Top Ten Amazon bestselling Huntress/FBI thriller series (HUNTRESS MOON, BLOOD MOON), which has also been nominated for a Thriller Award for Best E Book Original Novel. The New York Times Book Review has called her a “daughter of Mary Shelley,” and her books “Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.”
As a screenwriter she has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios. She has also written two non-fiction writing workbooks: SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS and WRITING LOVE, based on her internationally acclaimed workshops and blog, and has served on the Board of Directors of the WGA, west and the Board of the Mystery Writers of America.
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