N Gray is a South African author living in Cape Town. During the day, she is a spreadsheet wizard, creating dashboards, and tables with trending analysis in search of any anomalies. (Yes, she still has a day job). At night, she types on her curved keyboard creating fictional characters that some may love, and others you want to kill yourself. And for fun, she goes to the beach with her daughter and hubby, or take the fur babies for a walk.
She writes in multiple genres; her first three books are collections of short stories ranging from light horror to paranormal and a thriller.
In 2019, she released her first full-length novel, Ulysses Exposed, centering around Blaire Thorne, an assassin with amnesia who hunts and kills the monsters in Sterling Meadow.
In 2020, she joined other USA Today Bestselling authors to produce the Notorious Minds Boxset. Her contribution, Nightcrawler, is exclusive to this boxset and is the prequel to her Dana Mulder thriller series.
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Deadly Pattern (The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 1) by N Gray ~ Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Deadly Patterns reveal disturbing truths.
My name is Dana, I’m a private investigator and hired to find a missing woman. Thinking it would be a straightforward case like all my others, instead, I’m thrust into a web of kidnappings, deceit, and murder.
The investigation leads me to a prominent doctor who abducts his patients after their surgery, but all the evidence is circumstantial. With the help of my detective brother and his partner, we discover more bodies and link cold cases where we establish a similar MO.
During the investigation, the man who left me for dead is back and wants more.
Can I solve the mystery before we find another body, and before I become the target of a savage maniac intent on making me his?
A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, DEADLY PATTERN is book #1 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
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Devil Mountain (The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 2)
Devil Mountain reveals hidden secrets, suspicion, and murder.
I’m asked to assist in the search for Johnny’s sister only to discover she’s dead and her two daughters are missing. To make matters worse, I unearth the remains of someone connected to the man hunting me down.
Can I solve the murder before Travis strikes again, or will he finally get what he wants?
A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, DEVIL MOUNTAIN is book #2 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
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Chasing Evil (The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 3)
Travis is bent on keeping me as his trophy, but the tables have turned and I’m hunting him.
Travis is still after me. His cat and mouse game will never end until one of us is dead. All I know is it’s time to take my life back.
Which of us will survive?
A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, CHASING EVIL is book #3 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
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Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
Since I was little, I’ve always loved writing. I wrote my first short story when I was eight or nine on my mom’s typewriter and always wanted to do more with creative writing. Then with most of us, life happened, and I had to work, and life got busy. I hadn’t written in a long time, but it was always at the back of my mind. When I read it was possible to self-publish, I knew I had to do this or regret it for the rest of my life. In 2015 I had more time on my hands and started writing short stories again. In 2017, I self-published my first book and I haven’t looked back since. I still have a day job, I’m an analyst, and I’m aiming to become a full-time writer.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I have a wicked sense of humor that I try to add to my books, along with little Easter eggs.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
I’m from South Africa and stayed in Chicago for six weeks which was quite a big deal back then. I also won a Star Award at my previous company and I travelled to Dubai – the best part was going to the Abu Dhabi Ferrari World.
What are some of your pet peeves?
Where were you born/grew up at?
Johannesburg, South Africa. I love the sea and we moved to Cape Town in 2017—I need my walks on the beach.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my daughter and hubby
Who is your hero and why?
My mom, she’s no longer around but she loved to read and got me hooked. And I miss her every day.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
A chilled one who hates conflict, and people who hurt animals and others.
What are you passionate about these days?
My writing—boring I know but I’ve taken it more seriously this last year and want to get my bookie-babies out there.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
A walk on the beach, Netflix, or something with my daughter.
How to find time to write as a parent?
It’s difficult, but I get up really early to do some marketing and write before work starts. Now that the world has gone bonkers, I work from home which cuts travel time and that gives me extra hours to write.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Disciplined, dedicated, not too serious.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Only after I published my Urban Fantasy series. Before then it didn’t feel real, but now it does—and people are buying my books (love you, guys).
Do you have a favorite movie?
Silence of the Lambs
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Definitely my Blaire Thorne books.
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
None yet, only a retreat to my office (with the door closed)
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?