Interview with Edward Yatscoff

Author of Teeth Of The Cocodrilo

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Quick description of the book for a new reader - what should they expect?
  • Extortion, kidnapping, murder, obsession, and romance under Mexican palms
What was your inspiration for this book?
  • A few winters in Mexico and 'interactions' with Federales and cops
Which authors do you admire? How have they influenced your writing style?
  • Carmen Amato Dan Fesperman Imaging and grit in their work impresses me.
Can you tell us a little about the locations in your book?
  • A fictional town not far from Niagara Falls, Canada. It's a very recognizable place
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
  • Fill that blank paper looking at you. Edit edit edit. Join a writers group for honest feedback
Could you talk a little about your writing process?
  • Every chapter is worked out in my head before it goes to paper. I do at least one chapter a month for my writers group critique.
Which character has had the greatest impact on readers?
  • Aaron Landers my protagonist gets easily swept up in small crimes that escalate. The Mexican Commandant proves to be very human and is under a lot of pressure to get more money
If the book were to be adapted for TV or film, who would you see in the lead role? Who did you have in your mind’s eye ?
  • Chris Pine as Aaron Landers
How have readers responded ?
  • Fire Dream is the first of my firefighter crime series. Those who read this one go on to buy the others.
Where next? What are you working on now?
  • The NIke BIrds. Abduction, murder, and human trafficking in the Colombian jungle
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With plans to grow his Mayan Riviera dive tour business Aaron Landers falls hard for the alluring Maria Vasquez. When he rescues two children from a car accident, little does he know they are the sons of Commandant Luis Gutierrez, head of the Mexican state police. Aaron’s life begins a descent into crime as he is swept up by dangerous events and people. His obsession with Maria blinds him from her sordid past with her vengeful, estranged husband, Hernando, and Commandant Luis. Another more lucrative money scheme presents itself, but this one involves Maria. It’s a high risk, lawless act, with far reaching international consequences for everyone. The torrid circle is about to explode.