Today’s guest is author Joel Mark Harris. Joel is a contributor to Alternate Voices, and anthology of short stories featuring characters from the DI Frank Lyle series. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Welcome Joel. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m an author, journalist filmmaker and entrepreneur. I live in Vancouver, Canada. I have published 3 books and a 4th coming out before Christmas. I founded the Writer’s Marketing Academy to help other writers with, in my opinion, the most difficult part of writing and that’s getting your work out into the world.
Can you tell us about your contribution to Alternate Voices?
I have worked with Juliet on another anthology that I edited and that was when I was introduced into the world of LI Lyle. I enjoyed her characters and writing style. I feel my writing compliments hers.
Why did you decide to participate in the anthology?
I knew it meant a lot to Juliet and it’s for a good cause. Juliet has such a big heart and I really wanted to be a part of her journey. Cancer has hit our family recently and I feel this is a good way to give back.
Just for fun, which D.I. Lyle book is your favorite and why?
Joel Mark Harris graduated from the Langara Journalism School in 2007. He is an award-winning journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and producer. His first novel, A Thousand Bayonets, won an Editor’s Choice Award and the Pinnacle Achievement Award for Best Thriller. His feature-length film Neutral Territory won ten awards.