Nick Petrie – Thriller writer talks about perfecting the first draft

Nick Petrie has just released the 6th Peter Ash novel, ‘The Breaker’. It’s all about the war vet with PTSD, trying to live a quiet life on the run, who cannot stand by when he sees an armed man walk into a crowd of people, and no-one knows what might happen next.

His debut, ‘The Drifter’, won many thriller awards, he’s award-winning for his short stories too, having gained MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award while he was there.

We talk about perfecting the writing space, getting the day just right, using a big bulletin board and thick marker pen to figure out what’s next.

Nick and I were tight on time in this chat, so didn’t get around to much book chat. However, it’s a fast-paced, gripping thriller, and you can grab a copy here –

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