Christopher S. Tolley

Christopher S. Tolley

Q: How did you come up with the story?
Only Money is about an ex-cop lawyer, who, in the course of helping a friend’s father out of a small debt, uncovers a mortgage scam operation. I wanted my main character to be a strong character who knows how to get the job done. I didn’t really want to get into his personal development or issues in his life, except to the extent this connected to his breaking up the scam operation. I do have a secondary main character, a woman who helps him, and she undergoes some dramatic development. I didn’t want that to be the main character, however.

Q: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I just kept reading books that had a really powerful effect on me and I thought, wow, what if I could do that?

Q: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be? Why?
Well, my ‘real’ job is a lawyer. So I guess if I didn’t write, that’s what I’d be. But if I wasn’t a lawyer, I’d be a writer. So that means if I was a writer, not a lawyer, then – wait, what was the question again?

Q: Favorite genres to read?
History/Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Noir, Sci Fi/Fantasy, YA.

Q: What are your pet peeves?
You know when you go to the grocery store and get nice, ripe, avocados, and then when the guy bags your groceries, he puts them next to the tin cans, and they get squished. I hate that.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
If I had the time, I’d do scads of research and write really accurate historical novels. They might be kind of boring though.

Q: Where else can we find you, other titles, or anything else you’d like to share?


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