Book: Mounting Storm (Kate Conway) by William Thompson Ongcategories: Book, Mystery, Trilogy, Nazi, Monet, Scotland Yard, Cambridge, Adolf Hitler, Thriller
William Thompson Ongabout this book: THE MOUNTING STORM was the very first of my Kate Conway novels. When I wrote it I had no thoughts about it becoming a series--a trilogy, in fact, as it now stands. I had in mind a sweeping novel that would begin in Nazi Germany and wind up taking a hard look at politics in the United States today. Kate was a minor figure.
The manuscript caught on with my readers and an agent recommended I turn it into a series. In doing this I cut 90 pages and some 30,000 words from the original, It now became Kate's novel with far fewer flashbacks. The pace of the story picked up a lot of momentum.
The idea for Kate came to me because I was a big fan of thrillers but was sick and tired of the traditional all-male cast of major characters. I wanted a woman to rise into the role and I didn't want her novels to be timid about sex. I gave Kate flaming red hair, a terrific figure, fetching green eyes--a real temptress, even down to the freckles that made her so self conscious. But I made her actually afraid of sex. All her encounters are originally by accident, stumbling her way into the mad embrace of a movie star or some other handsome hulk.
By doing this I kept Kate's novels in the mystery and thriller genre, instead of stumbling into the romance, or God forbid, the erotic. But believe me, there is plenty of sex in a Kate Conway novel.
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