Today’s interview is with BR Bentley, author of The Banker’s Box.
What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
B.R. Bentley (pseudonym). I live in British Columbia, Canada.
What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The Banker’s Box – Mystery/Crime
What is the book about?
The unanticipated consequences of a casual remark leading to the unexpected disappearance of a flamboyant banker.
Where did you come up with the idea?
All my novels are inspired by real events as is this one – inspired by the disappearance of a local banker.
How long did it take you to write it?
About two years – interrupted fairly frequently by my boxer dog. High energy and very demanding.
Did you learn anything from the project?
Crime and politics are a continual influence on our everyday lives.
Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
Author website is www.brbentley.com No book video.
Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Read Stephen King’s book – On Writing…it’s my writing bible. Have used several editors all of whom added value. Also used Beta readers – essential. Latest cover designer did excellent work on interpreting what I I tried to outline verbally.
What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I read pretty much anything. I’m studying Novel Writing and writing my next novel at the same time so limited time for reading and reviewing new authors. That said I’d be happy to engage for brief conversations (skype, WhatsApp etc.) if it helped another writer with their work.
What is your favorite book of all time and why?
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Peyton. I loved the ‘voices’ in the book. Smacks of authenticity.
Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
Dog and cat. My wife also has a horse.
Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
Still prefer paper. So hard copy books although I do read university and other material on my Samsung laptop.
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