SHORT, SHARP INTERVIEW: Jame DiBiasio

bloody-paradisePDB: Can you pitch BLOODY PARADISE in 25 words or less?

Trav lands on the Thai resort island of Samui with a broken hand, a bag full of cash and a triad boss on his tail.

PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written?

When I was fourteen, the answer would have been the Bond books. Good enough.

PDB: Which of your books do you think would make good films or TV series?

BLOODY PARADISE has the right blend of succinctness, big-screen backdrop, and suspense for a popcorn movie. Rated R.

PDB: Who are your favourite writers?

Jim Thompson, Yoko Ogawa, Lawrence Osborne, David Mitchell, Raymond Chandler, Homer.

PDB: What’s your favourite joke?

I asked the hawker in the wet market how he prepares his chickens. He said it’s simple: “I just tell them they are going to die.”

PDB: What’s your favourite song?

Once everybody’s liquored up, I do a mean karaoke rendition of “Sweet Child of Mine”.

PDB: What’s on the cards?

More international pulp thrillers.

PDB: Anything else?

Download some free chapters at my website, www.jamedibiasio.com!

Bio: Jame DiBiasio is the author of BLOODY PARADISE, as well as GAIJIN COWGIRL (Crime Wave Press) and the non-fiction THE STORY OF ANGKOR (Silkworm Books). He was born in the US and lives in Hong Kong.

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