Sep 29, 2018

Q & A with author Leslie Wolfe

At the end of August author Leslie Wolfe published Casino Girl. If you have not had a chance to pick up a copy you can get it here! You can also  read the Q & A session below and find out more about the amazing Leslie Wolfe as well as the music behind the book.

Q&A with Leslie Wolfe

  1. What is Casino Girl about?
A team of Las Vegas detectives who trust each other with their lives, only not with their deepest,
darkest secrets. Together, they investigate a young girl’s murder, not realizing they are more like
each other than they think they are.
  1. What would readers remember after they finish reading the book?
There’s a hidden side to every one of us, a part that only we know about, that’s important to us, and
that we wish to keep a secret. That hidden side of us is what makes us who we are, what makes us great at what we do.
  1. Your writing style is fast, filled with dialogue, almost at the expense of descriptives and narratives. Why is that?
This is how human beings interact, especially when under pressure or stress.
We stop paying attention to our surroundings, and focus on the task at hand. People interact with
one another, talk to one another, and have feelings for one another and for everything we do.
That’s what I’m focused on, rather than specifying each article of clothing someone wears, or the color
of the flower vase in an office somewhere. This technique isn’t necessarily good or bad; just somewhat
different from mainstream.
  1. What’s the biggest compliment you received from a fan?
It’s when readers tell me they stay up all night to finish the book, because they couldn’t put it down.
That’s music to my ears Like any other artist and entertainer, I thrive knowing that I deliver that
escape into the fictional world in a grasping, addictive, and memorable way.
  1. You mentioned science, technology, psychology. How do you keep it real?
I do extensive amounts of research for my work, and I’m fascinated by what I have the opportunity to
learn. Additionally, sections of my books go through a process of validation at the hands of several
fantastic partners who are law enforcement officers, attorneys, scientists, doctors in medicine.
In Dawn Girl, for example, there are sections that speak about using certain plant extracts and animal
venoms to achieve certain goals. Despite the extensive research, my hands were shaking a little as I
wrote them, metaphorically speaking, and I was relieved when my research “passed scientific review.”
In Casino Girl I had the privilege to enjoy the assistance of three fantastic friends: New York’s best
criminal attorney, an expert in casino gambling who spent his entire career in Las Vegas, and the most
talented fashion director I’ve ever met. I’m grateful to all of them for lending me their edge.
  1. Do you do any book signings, interviews, speaking and personal appearances?

  • If so, when and where is the next place where your readers can see you?
  • Where can they keep up with your personal contacts online?

Apart from social media and email interactions, I’m a veritable recluse. Email is the best and quickest
way to reach me, and I was fortunate to build true friendships with readers over email. The majority of
my readers ask me when’s the next book coming out, not when I’m getting out of the house, so I get
the hint and keep on writing.
  1. Is Casino Girl going to be continued?
This book is the second in the Las Vegas Crime Series, and yes, a third could happen very soon.
So far, this series has been very well received by the readers, and my fans have been adamant: they
want more. Therefore yes, there’s more, and there will be even more, coming soon. It all starts with
Las Vegas Girl.

Casino Girl

~~ Playlist ~~

  1. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You  >>>Play
  2. Taylor Swift  –  Delicate –>>>Play
  3. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry  >>>Play
  4. Drake – In My Feelings  >>>Play
  5. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood  >>>Play
  6. Bebe Rexha – I’m a Mess  >>>Play
  7. Charlie Puth – The Way I Am  >>>Play
  8. Post Malone – Psycho  >>>Play
  9. Bazzi – Mine   >>>Play
  10. Selena Gomez – Back to You  >>>Play

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