PDB: 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.