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Hot Springs Village author to define mysteriesOriginally Published January 31, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated January 30, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE Mystery author and Hot Springs Village resident John Achor will discuss the difference between mysteries and thrillers during his Last Thursday series tonight at the Coronado Community Library.
Achor is the author of the Casey Fremont mystery series.
The books follow Casey Fremont, who works in Little Rock. She works temporary jobs, so Achor said he can put her into any needed situation. While working at her temp jobs, Fremont solves mysteries on the side.
Achor already has two books under his belt with One, Two, Kill a Few and Three, Four, Kill Some More. He is hard at work on his third in the series, Five, Six, Deadly Mix.
Achor said he wants to encourage amateur authors to stay persistent with what they’re working on and finish the book or short story they’re writing.
Achor said he hopes that with this program, he can define the mystery genre and encourage others to learn how to write in that style.
“If people want to learn about how to write [mysteries], I would be glad to sit down and tell them,” Achor said.
Finishing a book is Achor’s favorite part of writing, he said, and writing a novel takes him a year and a half to two years.
During his program, Achor said, he will define the mystery genre.
He will use notes from a writers panel he attended in 2006 at the Ozarks Writers League.
At the moment, Achor is trying to get the word out about his books and the Casey Fremont character.
“I’m trying to build a platform for my name, and Casey’s name,” Achor said.
Achor, who is originally from Indiana, started his career in the Air Force and flew planes for 20 years.
After retiring from the military, he became a private consultant for a real estate company, then became a computer instructor.
After three career paths, Achor and his wife decided to build a house in Hot Springs Village in 1999, after which he was given the opportunity to write more.
“Look around; [stories] are everywhere,” Achor said.
He has published his work through several computer websites and said he is taking opportunities like the library’s events to get his name out.
Achor’s books are available on Kindle and Nook in the e-book format, and he said he hopes this event will boost sales of his books.
The Last Thursday event will be at 4 p.m. in Room 2 of the Coronado Community Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane.
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