How Long is a Piece of Rope: Alan Nayes

Gargoyles by Alan Nayes is available for Kindle in the UK for £2.14

and elsewhere for $2.99

Brilliant pre-med student Amoreena Daniels needs money. Desperately. Her mother is dying of cancer and her medical insurance has run out. When a seemingly perfect women’s clinic offers Amoreena a generous payment for service as a surrogate mother, Amoreena thinks her prayers have been answered. But then–much too early–her baby begins to move. The strange dreams, another surrogate’s mysterious death and a drug-addicted former medical intern confirm Amoreena’s worst suspicions: there is something terribly wrong with the pregnancy.
Amoreena embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind the endless battery of genetic tests, sonograms, and frightened patients, only to discover that she has unwittingly become a pawn in a high-stakes game of biomedical experimentation.


1. GARGOYLES is way better than the LA TIMES but one day I’d really like to be as good as a New York Times bestseller.

2. You will just love my book if you enjoyed COMA but if you’re a fan of Pee Wee Herman steer well clear

3. A bullet comes from the barrel of a gun. (also gunpowder residue)

4. How do you see the role of food in the contemporary thriller and where does Gargoyles fit into the spectrum?

As an aphrodisiac for crime. In GARGOYLES, the food is genetic manipulation.

5. How would it affect the direction GARGOYLES takes if the action were moved wholesale to the set of Glee in chapter 7?

The main characters would be dancing and singing instead of trying to figure out what the hell went wrong.

6. When you’re writing, would you rather look out at the sea, or in at your thoughts? Thoughts—the sea is too relaxing (unless in the midst of a hurricane)

7. When writing, do you start at the beginning and keep going, or start at the end and work back?


8. A great villain or a great hero? Great hero.

9. GARGOYLES will change the way a reader looks at pregnancy

10. How long is a piece of rope? As long as necessary to do the job.

Thanks for having me.


~ by danholloway on August 1, 2011.

2 Responses to “How Long is a Piece of Rope: Alan Nayes”

  1. Very unusual for a man to attempt a book about a pregnancy, from the pregnant woman’s point of view. Interesting and provoking – makes me think I’d like to read it.

  2. I hope you enjoy it :))

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