John Burley On Why Doctor-Authors Write Thrillers and Mysteries + Social Media Marketing

john burleyName: John Burley
Author’s Website, Facebook, Twitter
Home town: Pasadena, Maryland
Education: Doctor of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University (Chicago Medical School)
Master of Science (medical pathology), University of Maryland, Baltimore
Bachelor of Science (biology/psychology), University of Maryland, College Park
Briefly: Author of The Absence of Mercy (November 19, 2013); winner of National Black Ribbon Award (for The Absence of Mercy).
Favorite read: THE STAND (by Stephen King)
Pet peeves: English Bulldogs who bark to be let out at 6 A.M. (I have one.)
If you weren’t a writer, you’d be…an E.R. physician (Oh, wait. I am one already.)
Author crush: Stephen King
Fiction or General Publishing How-To Book You’d Recommend: 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published And 14 Reasons Why It Just Might by Pat Walsh.
Up next: I’m currently completing my second novel, a stand-alone psychological suspense thriller, which should be available next winter.

Can you think back to the first book-related memory you have? What is it?

When I was a child, I was a huge fan of The Hardy Boys mystery series. They were my first experience with the crime/mystery/suspense genres, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

What makes a great psychological thriller, in your humble opinion?

In my humble opinion, it’s all Continue reading