A Conversation with Omnimystery News

omnimystery_newsOmnimystery News: Tell us a little more about your novels and anthologies.

Jonathan Santlofer: I have written two series, one with ex-cop Kate McKinnon, the second with police forensic sketch artist Nate Rodriguez. I love the idea of a recurring character and I intend to write more books in each of these series though I am currently writing a stand-alone because I wanted to stretch. I don’t see any reason why an author can’t do both. The challenge in a series is to keep it fresh but I always want my character to develop and grow. I love seeing them change, which is necessary if the character’s life changes.

I have also edited several anthologies, The Dark End of the Street, LA Noire, the Collected Stories, The Marijuana Chronicles, and the current serial novel Inherit the Dead for Touchstone/Simon& Schuster, which was a complex though totally rewarding experience, getting 20 writers, including Charlaine Harris, James Grady, Lawrence Block, Alafair Burke, Mary Higgins Clark, to each write a chapter in a continuing story. It was a challenge but not insurmountable and I think the end result is terrific. Read more…