Friday, May 3, 2013



Where is the best place for a psychopath to hide? Within the penal system, where he serves justice one death sentence at a time. 

This book is part one in a three part trilogy.

New York's death penalty was abolished in 2007, the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, ruled the death penalty statute unconstitutional because of a defective protocol it determined was coercive in nature.

Seven years later, that had changed...and by the following winter of 2015 over a hundred inmates on it's now infamous death row had found death by a lethal, three way injection system. That number would increase each year until finally reaching a point well past any previous mark.

In 2022, however, it was all to change, again.

The Warehouse project was moving along nicely. New York Governor Mr. Hugh Clayton and his Chief of Staff Mr. Benjamin Bailey were at the precipice of solving mankind's most trying riddle. And with the help of a software engineering genius (code name Bios), and a world renowned neuroscientist (code name Cluster), they had not only cracked the code to the psychotic mind, but they had also developed a protocol of their own. And with their program now ready to go live, all they needed to complete this masterpiece was their final test subject.

You are invited to watch history in the making as the future of technology unravels the folds of the human psyche. DNA, the very code of life itself, gives up its secrets as the technology, the software, and the program "fixes" one criminal mind at a time.

But be careful what you believe because when the plot turns back onto itself like a double helix, all bets are off as the reader is faced with the heart pounding...beginning.

Let's begin the @vdkwes Paxton Helling TWITTER'VIEW Author of The Warehouse Psychological Thriller

Dragonheart: Welcome Paxton and thank you for joining me tonight.

Paxton: Thank you, I have been looking forward to this.

Dragonheart: As have I. Tell us about your current project.

Paxton: THE WAREHOUSE > A psychological thriller. The first book of a three part trilogy.

Dragonheart: What sparked the idea for this project?

Paxton: With a background in neuroscience, I wanted to explore the possibility of using technology as a way to "fix" the criminal.

Dragonheart: Interesting idea! When can we expect to see book 2?

Paxton: I am hoping to have it ready in the fall of 2013 or early 2014.

Dragonheart: Looking forward to it. How do you choose character names?

Paxton: I Google a list of baby names and while going down the list, I choose the one that seems to "fit" the character I am creating.

Dragonheart: Music seems to influence a lot of authors, what music influences you?

Paxton: I've always connected with Grunge Bands. Nirvana and Pearl Jam have inspired me with their unique form of storytelling. 

Dragonheart: Have you always wanted to write?

Paxton: Ironically, NO. ADD and dyslexia are the culprits. I do, however, love to tell stories, so the process is very time consuming.

Dragonheart: Who has been your greatest influence?

Paxton: I would have to say God. I am inspired by the vast complexities of the world around us.

Dragonheart: Do you have or have you ever had a muse?

Paxton: In my case a muse isn't necessarily an entity, rather, a formation from my subconscious that seems to drive the narrative.

Dragonheart: A muse in any form. :) What one subject is TABOO in your writing?

Paxton: The death of children or animals. 

Dragonheart: I like that! What do you do when you aren't writing?

Paxton: I enjoy the Cliche's of life--family and friends. I also love to mountain bike as well as golf and hike.

Dragonheart: If there was a book you wish you'd written, which would it be?

Paxton: I'm not an avid reader, so there isn't one particular title, but I wish I could have written the screenplay for THE MATRIX.

Dragonheart: Interesting choice. What is your greatest passion?

Paxton: Inspiring others! It's amazing what we are capable of accomplishing if we'd just remove FEAR and FAILURE from our vocabulary.

Dragonheart: :) What one word best describes you?

Paxton: Persevering

Dragonheart: If you could change places with one of your characters, would you? Which one and why?

Paxton: Alex, the computer programmer, he has the power to write whatever code he wants into the minds of those who are in THE WAREHOUSE. 

Dragonheart: Is there one, current, TV show, that is "can't miss" for you?

Paxton: The Following

Dragonheart: It is addictive. Money is no object, where do you go?

Paxton: Wherever a whim would take me. Could be the mountains or the sea. I guess it'd depend on my mood at the moment. I like both.

Dragonheart: I know you said you aren't an avid reader but....Can you tell me the first two books on your TBR list?

Paxton: I can give you one. I am currently reading WISHBONE by BROOKLYN HUDSON. So far I'm loving it.

Dragonheart: You have excellent taste. Tell us one thing we may not know about you.

Paxton: :) I probably wouldn't read my own books, but I would be the first in line to watch them at the movies. LOL!

Dragonheart: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Paxton: Content and satisfied. I hope to look back and enjoy the many accomplishments along the way.

Dragonheart: Final question. Of the 7 Deadly Sins, which one have you committed most recently?

Paxton: Envy. When I read other authors, I am a bit envious of their talents.

Dragonheart: Thank you so much for joining me tonight Paxton. It has been a true pleasure. 

Paxton: Likewise. I really enjoyed my time, have a great weekend.

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  1. THE WAREHOUSE sounds fantastic! Looking forward to reading this and thank you for the mention, Paxton! Quite a surprise for me...much appreciated.

    Debby, your Twitter'views ALWAYS ROCK!!!

    Great interview guys!

    xx, B

    1. Thank you Brooklyn. I have the BEST teacher and mentor.

    2. Had a blast with you guys! I will spread the word regarding this very unique interviewing format.

    3. Thank you for giving me the opportunity Paxton!

  2. Hi all!
    Fancy meeting you here Paxton :)
    I wish I had a background in neuroscience--major in art with a psycho/neuroscience minor--or double major!
    Great interview Paxton and as always Debby.
    Something tells me you will enjoy Wishbone.

  3. Hey Penelope! Right back at ya. I love art in all of its forms. I'm sure you have created some amazing stuff by combining your artistic talent with that of psychology. I read through your interview, very well done! Glad to 'see' you here and thanks again Debby for starting my weekend off on a good note!


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