He has been in no particular order, a film editor, taxi driver, criminal, father, husband, club bouncer, a trailer editor, a screen writer, a bad actor and a good friend.
He lives in the city of his birth, Los Angeles with his wife Erika, two dogs and a cat.
Josh was kind enough to take time out from his writing to answer some questions I had bout his new book ONE MORE BODY and the Moses McGuire series in general. (author bio and pic from http://www.joshstallings.net/about-me.html)
The characters in each of the three Moses McGuire books are very well written and instantly believable, are these characters moulded on anyone in particular?
Yes. Ok, I should say more. Um, yes, they are. Here is the deal, many of the characters are based on people I met when I was younger, or those I meet doing research. But that is only a starting point. I meet someone, then later I wonder how would they react to having “x” happen to them, how would it change them? I studied theatre, and although I was a bad actor, I learned tons about how characters are built. Plays are a great learning ground for creating characters. You look at what Mamet does, or Shakespeare did with dialogue only, creating a richness of character and relationships, it’s rather stunning.
If you could describe ONE MORE BODY in one sentence what would it be?
Moses McGuire sets off to rescue a trafficked girl, and winds up saving himself.