John A. Hamilton
Categories: Male Authors - Saint John River Valley
Native Maritimer, J.A. Hamilton began his writing career with an eight-year stretch at JoBlo.com, writing film and television reviews, columns and comic strips (Requiem for Nachos) which can be found streaming on the website Funny or Die. In his upcoming novel, The Night's Eye, Hamilton carves a chilling original take on the thriller genre. When he's not writing or spending time with his wife and five-year-old daughter, he's seeking new additions for his ever expanding collection of swords, video game props and movie memorabilia.
How has New Brunswick influenced your work?
I was born in Woodstock, living with my grandparents in Coldstream. New Brunswick locale has played a huge role in my work. People always say write what you know, but it's also about where you know. Many novels focus on small rural towns (for the creepiness factor), so how could a big city person truly understand that concept if they've never lived in a small rural town? New Brunswick is also rich with opportunity if you have drive, passion and goals. Small town people look out for one another, so as far as creating people is concerned, this is a great place to be for that as well.
What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?
Sadly, I'm a huge fiction guy, and I don't [know] of any New Brunswick-themed fiction off-hand.
What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?
Getting invited to attend ThrillerFest in New York City as a virtual nobody in the writing world at the time (four years ago). Being accepted by a room of your peers (consisting mostly of bestselling authors) is no small feat. I'm extremely thankful and humbled by this experience.
The Night's Eye
What if you awoke with a clairvoyant connection to all serial killers, coupled with the realization that all are bound by a unique mark?
The same mark you now possess…
Matthew Barker is losing time, Blackouts, that have him coming and going all hours of the night. He's able to shrug it off until found unconscious by the police on his best friend Brandon's living room floor. Someone tried to kill Brandon's mother. She says it was Matt. The police arrest Matt, and the detective in charge will stop at nothing to ensure he's held responsible for the brutal slayings committed by the serial killer known as The Night's Eye.
Matt wants to be certain of his innocence, but he has a secret.
And every secret has a price.