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Interview with Shane Simpson


What is your e-reading device of choice?

I started with one of the original Kindles back in 2010 and still enjoy it today for the closest to a book feeling. However, most of my reading these days is on iPad Mini using the Kindle app.

What’s the story behind your latest book?

I’m writing the 4th book in the Albert Pabek series currently.  Albert is still in trouble, and now so is everyone else.

Book 4 hasn’t been officially titled yet.  It picks up a few months following THE OFFENDER.

Albert 1997


When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

I really enjoy high speed, intense watersports, like windsurfing.  It’s a big thrill to be strapped to a sail, rocketing across the water at twenty or thirty miles per hour. I also enjoy traditional sailing, but prefer the faster boats like Hobies and Lasers. Snow skiing and scuba diving are occasional pursuits I try to squeeze in.

What is your writing process?

Type fast and ask questions later. I lay down 600 to 800 words per hour, on average. I believe the story is inside you and needs to come out quickly. Once it’s on paper, the editing, grammar, and consistency checks can happen. If you never get it to paper, then there’s nothing to check.

Who are your favorite authors?

Lee Child is the tops right now. I have been reading his Jack Reacher series for nearly ten years. Always enjoy picking up the newest release and usually will read in less than three days. Clive Cussler, the older works specifically, are really enjoyable. Michael Connelly is really good to read. Finally, I really enjoy Joseph Finder’s work.

How did you come up with Albert’s last name? What does Pabek mean?

Chapter 2 of The Owner introduces Albert. His first name came out immediately while I was writing the chapter. Albert seemed to be the perfect name. On the other hand, Pabek was not finalized until the book was nearly complete. I tried out several names, but nothing seemed to fit. Then, one day I thought about the word PAYBACK. Pabek fell into place shortly thereafter.

How fast can Teleport actually travel? What other gadgets are on the ship?

Good questions, but I really am not able to say at this time. Albert maintains a lot of secrecy around his construction of Teleport. I can say her top speed is still slower than an airplane. Gadgets?  Yep, there are a few surprises about Teleport in the series.



The Obsessor – Albert Pabek Thriller Book 2

Book 2 in the Albert Pabek Thriller series, THE OBSESSOR, released September 14, 2014 


The sequel to The Owner, Albert and Teleport must return to San Francisco.  It’s been three months since he destroyed Karl Remons.

The first day of fall has arrived, and vengeance is in hot pursuit.  Her name is Rebecca.  She tells Albert, “I’m going to kill you.  An eye for an eye.”

Rebecca Underwood is THE OBSESSOR.

Also joining in on the corporate raiding is Pete Quinn, the mastermind of Quinn Properties.  Everyone seems to be after RPW Corporation and it looks like nothing will stop the takeover.  Albert’s arsenal, including his lifelong friends, from Detroit, may not be able to win this battle.

The sequel to THE OWNER, THE OBSESSOR is another SUSPENSE THRILLER from SHANE SIMPSON, taking readers on a NONSTOP, HEART-POUNDING thrill ride – every page and every chapter.

The Owner – Albert Pabek Thriller Book 1

Book 1 in the series
Released September 20, 2013


Available in Paperback, E-book, and Audiobook Editions

Shane Simpson, the creator of Albert Pabek, introduces us to a new Suspense-Thriller Series.

Aboard his technologically advanced 60 foot sailboat yacht, Albert Pabek sails under the Golden Gate Bridge. He drops a large, mysterious container overboard and watches as it sinks to the bottom of the San Francisco Bay.

Albert’s revenge is now underway. He has three days to destroy the life of one man – multibillionaire, Karl Remons, The Owner of Remons Global – the man who killed his father sixteen years earlier. Karl Remons is a murderer, swindler, womanizer, and money launderer. He will do anything, to anyone, at anytime. No one can stop him.

 Karl Remons is THE OWNER.

Albert had five years to prepare. Now, he must execute the plan. On the first day of summer, he will meet the man who killed his father, telling him – “I am the NEW Owner”.

The plan immediately goes awry. A new friend betrays Albert. Two manufacturing plants explode within moments of each other – one in Detroit, Michigan and another in Oakland, California. Someone dies. World Auto attempts a hostile takeover. Albert is taken hostage. Someone else dies. The black helicopter disappears. Then, there’s the Homeland Security fiasco.

Success was unlikely. He knew that beforehand.

THE OWNER is a SUSPENSE THRILLER taking its readers on a NONSTOP, HEART-POUNDING thrill ride through each page and every chapter.