Archive for April 2nd, 2013

Joshua Graham 11WINNER OF the INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Beyond Justice),

#1 bestselling author Joshua Graham’s award-winning novel DARKROOM hit 3 bestseller lists on Amazon the night of its release.

CBS News described DARKROOM as a book with “action, political intrigue and well-rounded characters…a novel that thriller fans will devour.”

Many of Graham’s readers blame him for sleepless nights, arriving to work late, neglected dishes and family members, and not allowing them to put the book down.

Suspense Magazine listed BEYOND JUSTICE in its BEST OF 2010, alongside titles by Scott Turrow, Ted Dekker, Steven James and Brad Thor.

His short story THE DOOR’S OPEN won the HarperCollins Authonomy Competition (Christmas 2010.)

Publishers Weekly described BEYOND JUSTICE as: “A riveting legal thriller…breaking new ground with a vengeance…demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring.”

Joshua Graham grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he lived for the better part of 30 years. He holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree and went on to earn his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. During his time in Maryland, he taught as a professor at Shepherd College (WV), Western Maryland College, and Columbia Union College (MD).

Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in Southern California. Several of Graham’s short fiction works have been published by Pocket Books and Dawn Treader Press.

Writing under the pen name Ian Alexander, Graham debuted with his first Epic Fantasy novel ONCE WE WERE KINGS, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in multiple categories and Award-Winning Finalist in the SciFi/Fantasy category of The USA “Best Books 2011″ Awards, as well as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category of The USA “Best Books 2011″ Awards, and an Award Winner in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards in the Teen/Young Adult category. ONCE WE WERE KINGS is available in ebook and hardcover editions.

For Film Rights Josh is represented by UNITED TALENT AGENCY.   Please use the CONTACT button on this website for all inquiries.

Joshua’s latest book is the paranormal suspense novel, Terminus.

Visit his website at www.joshua-graham.com.


TerminusWould you call yourself a born writer? 

Interestingly enough, I would.  I’ve enjoyed writing stories since the first grade, though it was only in 2003 that I began to do this professionally.

What was your inspiration for TERMINUS?

Many of the themes arose from my pondering on the ideas of mortality, eternity, spiritual warfare, and the like.  I had read a book called “Fearless” by Max Lucado, and a particular chapter about facing death and beyond unafraid touched me particularly.  I believe this was the final push that took TERMINUS from a proposal to a finished book.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

As I began to conceive the story of TERMINUS, I felt it not important not only to write a thriller filled with action, high-stakes, and a romance, but to express some perspectives on the subject of spiritual warfare, angels, demons, heaven, and eternity in metaphorical terms as well.

How long did it take you to complete the novel? 

From original idea to publication, four years.  But I wrote and published several books in the interim.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I try to be disciplined.  My typical writing day will include some reading of the Bible, prayer, looking over the previous day’s writing, and writing the next chapters.  If I’ve completed the book and am in the process of marketing it, I will spend more time on social media engaging my readers.  If I’m in writing mode, the social media drops to a minimum.  I think my readers have learned that about me over the past few years.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Trusting my instincts and trying not to explain things to the reader.

What do you love most about being an author?

Being able to communicate ideas and thoughts that touch and change lives.  I love receiving emails or messages that tell me about how my book has affected a reader in a positive way.  There’s nothing quite as rewarding.

Where can we find you on the web?

Please  sign up for my rare-to-occasional newsletter here:  www.Joshua-Graham.com/newsletter .  I’ll be giving heads up on new releases, exclusive content, giveaways and contests, and other cool ideas.  I don’t do too many newsletters because I’m way too busy writing books, but I will try to make it fun and engaging.

I can be reached on the contact form on my website: www.joshua-graham.com

I’m also on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/J0shGraham

And on twitter:  www.twitter.com/j0shuagraham

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: