About the Series
Title: Detective Madison Knight Series
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Books in Series as of 2016: 8 (Standalone)
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Genre: Police Crime, Mystery
Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice.
Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.
This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI, Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club, and Hawaii Five-O.
About the Author
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
1) Describe your relationship with a good book.
A good book has my nose buried in its pages, whether they be paper or electronic, and I think about it even when I’m not reading, and I’m back to it as soon as I can be.
2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?
I first started writing when I was a teenager and I remember being proud of everything I wrote. I’d demand that my family listen to me read what I had written.
As an adult, however, a proud moment came for me when I finished writing my first full-length novel.
3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.
I have always viewed writing as something very important. Even before I made a dime with my writing, it was never a hobby. Once I decided to self-publish, I’ve always approached the industry with the respect and professionalism it deserves, and I have emulated the traditionally published market. Some authors will drink while they write or edit, but you would never catch me doing that!
4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?
I have goals and deadlines, but on a daily basis, I go with the flow of life. If I’m stressed or get feeling overwhelmed, I’ll step back and see what needs to be adjusted in my schedule. Walking my beagle Max or taking him to the dog park, or visiting a beach (during the summer) helps me to step away and clear my mind as well. And, of course, I always make time to catch up with friends.
5) Why did you write the Detective Madison Knight series?
I love to watch crime dramas and read mysteries, but I was getting tired of always seeing a man being in the lead while his female partner stood timidly by his side. I wanted a strong-willed woman who would even say things that would make people gasp and who was married to finding justice for murder victims. Detective Madison Knight was born.
6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?
I can’t say that I draw repeatedly from past experience. Aspects from real life does, however, find a way of worming into stories.
7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your personal life?
As an author, I intend to be a New York Times bestselling author many times over and I’d love to see my books (at least one of them) made into a movie or the rights for that sold. I also think it would be amazing to have a television series based on my characters.
As for my personal life, I intend a bright and beautiful lake house estate with a swimming pool. I want it to be somewhere I’m proud to entertain friends and where I can hold charity fundraisers.
8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.
A storyteller and a liar are two different things, and I’m going blank. LOL
A hero has fallen, and hard-edged detective Madison Knight will stop at nothing short of finding justice—even if it means risking her own life.
For more information, visit http://carolynarnold.net/in-the-line-of-duty/