Interview with S. R. Leinbeck, Author of Detective Richard Nolan

27 Jul 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Detective Richard Nolan (Complete Series)?

I took an online course to improve my writing. The final project was to write a short story. I loved the characters and had so much more to write. I decided to turn it into a book, which ended up being a trilogy.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Detective Richard Nolan (Complete Series), what would they be?

“Detective” by Beat Maker. This would be a great theme for Detective Nolan and Detective Jacobson. There are no words, but the music alone tells a story.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I have always loved reading fantasy. I have not written a fantasy book yet though. When I started writing, I started reading different genres. I am currently reading a paranormal type of book, that’s been interesting.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Decimate by Christopher Rice & A Hard Day For A Hangover by Darynda Jones (this one is not available yet, but I definitely have it pre-ordered!)

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene is the ending. Mostly because I had no idea how to end it, and I was just as surprised writing it as people will be reading it.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

No quirky habits, at least not yet. It does need to be quiet where I am writing. I can write anywhere honestly, as long as it’s quiet.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Don’t wait too long to do what makes you happy.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

I would like people to remember that life is scary and there are bad people out there. But, for every bad person, there are at least two good people waiting to help.


S. R. Leinbeck is the author of the new book Detective Richard Nolan (Complete Series)

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