Interview with Theophilus Monroe, Author of Double Shift

07 Nov 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Double Shift?

Nicky has to fight against her nature, what she’s always been, and learn to accept who she’s become. When she has to let go of her past, she finds a more beautiful life now than she ever had before. Cain, on the other hand, has a bloody past. He’s striven for centuries to try and atone by doing good, but his murders of ages past continue to haunt him and seem to catch up to him despite his efforts to move past it.

I think both of these books come from a recognition that I’ve often limited myself because of things that happened in my life in the past. Ultimately, though, there’s no reason why what used to be has to define what can be. These are redemption stories coming from two very different perspectives.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Double Shift, what would they be?

There’s a song by the 90s Alt-Rock band “Live” called “Run to the Water” that fits Nicky’s story well. As for Cain, well, “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran has to be it.

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

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy — the action-packed stuff!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

A lot of the “club” scenes with Nicky were a lot of fun to write. A diva by night, a badass monster hunter by late-night.

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

Nothing too quirky, but I did build my own writing area from scratch. A nice 10 x 16 building separate from my house where I write all my books free of distractions!

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

“Dominating Life!”

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

Your past isn’t a prison of the present or future. Both protagonists have gruesome pasts, but they’ve grown, they’ve evolved, they’ve changed. Every day is a clean slate. No matter what mistakes you’ve made in life, you still have a chance to become who you want to be today!


Theophilus Monroe is the author of the new book Double Shift

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