It's been a while since a guest post made me giggle as much as this one, while also totally making me want to read the author's books. Please read the below from William Doonan, professional archeologist, professor, dad and author of American Caliphate (Oak Tree Press) and the Henry Grave series of travel mysteries.
Thanks for having me as a guest on Murder Lab!
My name is William Doonan, and I write mysteries. I’m also a normal person, who in real life doesn’t strive to figure out new creative ways to get people in trouble or killed. But that’s a story for another time.
During the day, I’m an archaeologist and a college professor. This means that I have the great fortune of spending my day talking about subjects that interest me with people who appreciate them. I couldn’t be happier.
By night, I’m an intrepid mystery writer..well, after I diaper the kids and play the games that nobody loses, and read countless books. But then, then, that’s when I start to work on my writing.
And it has taken me a long time to get into a groove, a long time.
Many years ago, I wrote outstandingly bad novels that for some reason, nobody wanted to publish. Then one evening, walking home from yet another meeting with my critique group, I remembered the one bit of advice that writing coaches keep throwing around - write what you know...