Chatting with D.M. Pulley

On Episode 58 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with D.M. Pulley, author of the #1 bestselling novel The Dead Key

During my conversation with Pulley we covered a series of topics, including:

  • Moving to Cleveland to study engineering
  • The tension of having a job that doesn't satisfy your creativity
  • Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The value of reading comic books
  • Figuring out how to write a novel
  • Trying to create likable characters
  • Struggling to get The Dead Key published
  • Winning the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Of The Dead Key, here's what Publishers Weekly had to say:

"This superb novel tells the story of two heroines separated by 20 years: 1978’s Beatrice Baker and 1998’s Iris Latch, both of whom become perilously embroiled in the behind-the-scenes dirty dealings at the First Bank of Cleveland...Readers, along with the main characters, will be sucked into the secrets the bank holds and will remain guessing until the end. Fast paced, faultlessly written, and engaging, this is a page turner with a very surprising and plausible twist. There are not enough superlatives to describe this engrossing novel."