What are four things you can’t live without?
Access to the internet, some good quality chocolate, a bottle of carbonated water and a comfortable bed.
What is your favorite television show?
Ouch, though to name just one. I watch a lot of TV. When I was younger I was drawn to films, but my attention shifted to series these past couple of years, because there’s more character growth in those. I like that a lot in a show.
Bearing that in mind, I think my answer would be “Breaking Bad”. I cannot think of another show that had such emphasis on character growth. If you look at the main characters both in the first and the last episode…they’re entirely different people—complete opposite. And that is good television.
If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Again, difficult to choose just the one. If “Doctor Who” makes the list (there’s a lot of books too afterall), I wouldn’t mind being the Doctor and having “all of time and space” to enjoy. Just with a touch less running for your life type of situations and a dab more getting laid instead—if at all possible.
What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
“Evil Embers” the second book in my Vale Investigation series just came out. It’s a mix of classic noir detective and urban fantasy. Each book can be read as a standalone, and chronicles the exploits of private investigator Bellamy Vale, Death’s envoy on Earth.
In “Evil Embers” Vale is desperately looking for a simple, vanilla case—no monster of otherworldly creatures involved. When businessman Eli Smith hires him to find his missing sister, Sarit, Vale is all too happy to oblige. Of course, if he’d known what monsters and unsavory creatures were lurking about in Smith’s shadows, he might have thought about it twice.
What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
One of my favorite authors is Jim Butcher; I love his Dresden Files series. A few years ago, Jim posted writing tips on the web and explained some of his creative process—I think it was on LiveJournal or something like that. I read it all, copied the lot on Word, printed it and still have it in my desk. There are some great gems in there, especially on story structure.
After narrowly preventing the destruction of Cold City, PI Bellamy Vale needs a rest. Or rather, he needs a plain and simple vanilla case—no monsters or otherworldly creatures involved!
When foreign businessman Eli Smith shows up at his doorstep with a thick wallet and a request to find his missing sister, Vale doesn’t think twice before agreeing.
If he’d known body-hopping demons and smoke monsters came attached to this job, however, he might have.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, where she still resides.
She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.
She is the author of the Neve & Egan Cases series, which features an unlikely duo of private detectives in London: Ashford Egan, a blind History professor, and Alexandra Neve, one of his students.
Currently, she is hard at work on her Urban Fantasy series Vale Investigation which chronicles the exploits of Death’s only envoy on Earth, PI Bellamy Vale, in the fictitious town of Cold City, USA.