JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Pearce Hansen, author of Stagger Bay
Markus, Stagger Bay’s protagonist, is a man who overcame a horrendous childhood and criminal youth to go straight and raise a family. His violent past makes him an easy fall guy to frame for a gruesome mass murder. He’s sentenced to life without parole, losing his family in the process.
Exonerated and freed on DNA evidence after seven years, Markus is shortly thrust into a bloody do-or-die fracas during an elementary school hostage situation, becoming an overnight hero. Everyone wants in on the media feeding frenzy; paparazzi and news crews hound him wherever he goes. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones stalking him.
Can Markus find the path back into his son’s heart? What’s Markus supposed to do when he discovers fifteen-minutes-of-fame is the worst thing that could ever happen to him? What can he do, now that his town is hunting ground to serial killers and rogue cops working together – and the shadowy force behind them is turning its cold, deadly eye straight at him?
Stagger Bay is a battle of wills, where every moral choice seems only to increase the body count. It should appeal to readers looking for a fast paced, hyper-violent thriller.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Stagger Bay?
Pearce Hansen: Actual events and conditions in rural Northern California; historically, very similar to the fictional town of Stagger Bay featured in the novel. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Pearce Hansen, author of Stagger Bay