Dee: Why release another novel before the end of the Rock Star?
Creston: How do you know it's not the end of The Rock Star Chronicles?...Just kidding, you're right, Dee. One more book needs to be written in that series. Actually, I have 3 chapters written. However, my publisher wanted to broaden our readership with this, the 3rd book in my contract with them. They thought the "rock star" stories and covers may be limiting our readership to young audiences.
The fact is, I was not writing to young people. The covers of Dark Star and Full Tilt may look like they have "youth" appeal, but they are written for all ages, and we've heard from fans of all ages--so that's cool.
Dee: Why ?
Dee: How did Multnomah support you building this book?
Creston: The kind of murder it was didn't really matter. What mattered was, a homeless man -- who was RICH -- is now dead. And a confused reporter must find out how he died? Why was he rich yet living on the streets of Vegas as a homeless man? Why did many in the homeless community think he was an angel in disguise?
Dee: Why is Hudson the best man to solve this mystery?
Creston: I like to write about places I've been. Of course, I've lived in for 20 years. Most always, I write about cities and towns I've actually been to. However, in the Rock Star Chronicles, the main female character, Karen Bayliss, was from . I did a ton of research on Topeka. Was even able to do a 360 degree tour of the town on the Web. One girl at my publisher, whose hometown was Topeka, said, "I'm dying to know, have you been to Topeka? You must have. It was described so well!" Good research pays off!
Dee: Do you believe in angels?
Dee: Holly Queens? Why is than name perfect for this character?
Dee: Why "Nobody" as a title?
Dee: Will we meet Hudson again?
Dee: Why the poem, "I Stand at the Door" at the beginning of this book?
Dee: Do all your stories have to have a message?
Dee: Do you think Christian Fiction has an obligation to?
Here's the thing, I get a little frustrated with supposedly "Christian fiction" books that don't have any Christ-oriented message. I mean, if it's just a good clean book, that's great, I love those....but why put it in the CBA and call it "Christian fiction." In fact, wouldn't the author of such rather have his/her book in the ABA?
Dee: Theme before story?
Dee: Advice for male writers?
Dee: What's next for Creston?
Dee: When are we going to hang out again?
Dee: Oh, your interviewing the interviewing now? Ha! Cool, Word or Jitter Joes at month's end. :)