Brad Parks is one of the hottest young mystery writers in the game, with his debut novel “Faces Of The Gone” winning both the Nero (Best American Mystery) and Shamus (Best First Mystery) awards thus making him the first author in history to ever do so. Library Journal called Faces of the Gone “the most hilariously funny and deadly serious mystery debut since Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money.” Yahoo.com called Brad “the literary love child of (Janet) Evanovich and (Harlan) Coben.” With that being said, Brad has given birth to one of the coolest, funniest, and most unique literary characters of our time, Carter Ross, and two more books later with the release of his newest novel “The Girl Next Door” (The reviews are again excellent!), it is easy to see why Brad Parks is being compared to one of the great novelists of our time Harlan Coben. It’s easy to think that Brad’s story is an overnight sensation, but the truth is that he spent a dozen years as a reporter for The Washington Post and Newark Star Ledger (He was also excellent at this being recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Headliner Awards, the National Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association, which gave its top award for enterprise reporting to Brad’s 40-year retrospective on the Newark Riots) and decided he wanted more , and thus a brilliant literary career has been born.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the brilliant mystery mind behind the awesome Carter Ross, Brad Parks, to talk about his newest creation in “The Girl Next Door”, what experiences from his own life have helped him mold the Carter Ross Character, the transition from reporter to novelist, my incredible head of hair, and sooo much more!! Brad is one of the coolest and most friendly guys you can get to know, and we actually spent an hour after he interview just talking about the similarities both of our career paths and our various life experiences. He is such a talented writer, and if you don’t know Carter Ross yet, then get to know him because he really is a brilliant character…Enjoy Kade Nation!!