Rapid-Fire: A Chat with Author Jason Pinter


From time to time we like to ask authors some pretty quick, pretty personal rapid-fire questions. Today, Jason Pinter, author of Stranger at the Door is in the hot seat.

AM or PM? 

I have two toddlers who need to be fed, changed, clothed, and prepped for school in the morning, so PM! 

Wake up and go, or gotta get your motor running? 

Wake up and down a gallon of coffee and then go!

TV, Books, Movies or Podcasts? 

When I have time, all of them! Right now books. I just finished Tana French’s The Searcher and it was amazing.

Quiet night in or big night out on the town? 


Favorite writing drink? 

Old fashioned with Knob Creek bourbon.

Must-have snack for writer’s block? 

Kettle Corn

Lounge by the pool or hike a mountain? 

Give me an Adirondack chair by a lake.

Hike, run, walk, nap? 


‘Personal revenge’ or ‘karma will get them’? 

Revenge is way more fulfilling than karma.

Favorite way to sweat? 

A good, long run or a spin class.

Online shopper or gotta try things on? 

Online, I’m a terrible in-person shopper.

No. 1 Bucket List wish? 

See one of my books made into a movie or TV show.

All-time favorite comedy movie? 

Anchorman or Bridesmaids

All-time favorite drama movie? 

The Godfather

Dark, milk or white chocolate? 


Favorite crunchy snack? 

Buncha crunch (I miss eating this at the movies!)

Do you have a nickname? 

Jay or J

Least favorite holiday and why? 

Yom Kippur because I’m always super hungry by noon.

Best alcoholic beverage? 

A good IPA

Favorite meal ever? 

Steak from Peter Luger’s

Something no one knows about you that you feel you want to divulge? 

I have two cadaver bones in my spine from surgery for two herniated discs. So I’m literally part corpse.

Any tattoos? 


Aside from phone, laptop, writing device (or charger!) what is something you can’t function without on a day-to-day basis? 


Best way to relax? 

In a recliner with a good book

Title of your next book or work-in-progress? 

Working on what will hopefully be the next Rachel Marin novel, and recently finished something totally different. Sorry, have to keep the titles under wraps for now!

About the Author:

Jason Pinter is the internationally bestselling author of the Rachel Marin thriller series (Hide Away, A Stranger at the Door), the Henry Parker thriller series (The Mark, The Guilty, The Stolen, The Fury, and The Darkness), the standalone thriller The Castle, and two children’s books. He has been nominated for the Thriller Award, Strand Critics Award, Barry Award, Shamus Award, and more. The Fury and The Darkness were both chosen as Indie Next selections, and The Mark, The Stolen, and The Fury were all named to The Strand’s Best Books of the Year list. The Mark was optioned to be a feature film, and there are more than 1.5 million copies of Jason’s books in print worldwide. 

Jason Pinter is Founder and Publisher of Polis Books, and was named one of Publisher Weekly‘s inaugural Star Watch honorees, which “recognizes young publishing professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry.” He has written for The New Republic, Entrepreneur, Esquire, and The Daily Beast, and been featured in Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Mystery Scene and many other publications.  

He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. Visit him at www.JasonPinter.com

Connect with Jason:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jason.pinter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jasonpinter

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasonpinter/

A Stranger at the Door by Jason Pinter, out now!

From the Amazon bestselling author of Hide Away comes the gripping second installment of the Rachel Marin Thriller series.

Rachel Marin is in a good place. After years of struggle, the single mother has found both a stable, loving relationship and a new purpose: putting her investigative skills to work solving crimes for the local PD. But just as the pieces of her life are finally starting to fall into place, her teenaged son’s teacher is gruesomely murdered, starting a domino effect that shatters her peaceful existence.

When Rachel discovers an ominous email the teacher sent to her just before his death, she knows she must help bring his killer to justice. But soon a figure from her past reappears, threatening to expose Rachel’s darkest secrets if she doesn’t tread lightly. And when her son is recruited by a shadowy businessman who may be connected to the murder, Rachel knows this has just gotten very, very personal.

Someone out there is dead set on keeping this grisly cover-up good and buried, which means if Rachel’s not careful, it’s only a matter of time before her dream life becomes her worst nightmare.

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