Welcoming author Alex Kane to So Many Books, So Little Time.
To chat about her brand new book, Chasing the Traveller. You can read my review for this book by clicking here.
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Chasing The Traveller by Alex Kane. Thanks so much Alex for writing a great book, asking me on the tour and taking time out to answer some questions.
You wrote under a different name previously, incase anyone doesn’t know, what was it and why the change?
I write supernatural crime thrillers under Emma Clapperton. I changed my name for the genre switch because I didn’t want people to buy the book and expect supernatural crime and get something different.
What made you choose the travelling community as the set up for this story?
I have a genuine interest in the travelling community and there didn’t seem to be any books out there that tackled such domestic abuse within that setting.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are horrific topics, some of the scenes will be very disturbing for some readers due to their realistic creation. How did you manage to create/tap into this?
Honestly, I have been fortunate enough not to experience this kind of thing in my life. I can only imagine what it must be like for someone to go through this kind of thing. I tried to imagine how awful it would be and how I would feel if my partner was controlling everything I did, who I saw, what I wore, even what I said. It must be the loneliest place a person can be.
When I picked this book up I thought it was going to be more of a murder thriller type read. Whilst there are themes of this, for me the heart is Kat’s personal journey, was this your vision for the book?
I wanted to write about Kat and her escape. However, I can’t imagine the torment automatically stops when you leave that kind of relationship. I wanted to write about her journey, her road to recovery and finding herself again. Of course, with it being a psychological thriller, I wanted to include some drama in there too.
What research did you do for Chasing the Traveller and did you enjoy it?
I used to work with someone who is a traveller. She was great at helping me out with the language and certain words or phrases that are typically used. I really enjoyed learning about the community and how they live.
What is next for Alex Kane?
I am working on my next psychological thriller. Working title; HER
Do you prefer folk calling you Alex or Emma? Say online or at book events?
Depending on how they know me, I will respond to either.
Do you have book events lined up for this book? Signings? Author chats?
Yes, there is a blog tour lined up to run until Sunday 3rd December and I ran a competition on publication day for people to win signed copies.
Where is best for fans to contact you? Find you?
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Alex Kane Writer.
Anything else you would like to add I haven’t asked?
Thank you for being part of the blog tour and I hope everyone who reads the book will enjoy it.
Check out the other stops on the blog tour for different content and reviews.
More Competitions available at
- The Way Back To Us by Kay Langdale
- Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels
- Save Me by Mandasue Heller
- Damaged by Martina Cole
- The Other Child by Lucy Atkins
- Nightingales under the Mistletoe by Donna Douglas
- Cut by Marc Raabe
- Chasing The Traveller by Alex Kane Blog Tour
- Summer at Hope Meadows by Lucy Daniels
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