Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I guess I listened to all the rejection stories and didn't want to go that route.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Absolutely not! I spent 50 years in the engineering consulting profession before I decided to write a book.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
I like to read Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum and Clive Cussler, but I think the best author I have read and inspired me the most is Greg Iles.
Tell Us About Your Book:
I started writing my first book about 12 years ago and finished it maybe 7 years ago, but did nothing to publish it. At that time, I started another book, Bosnian Affair, which I am profiling here. When I retired two years ago, I decided, at the insistence of my wife, to publish these books.
In the book, Brad, a successful architect, succumbs to the alluring and beautiful interior designer, Sophia and embarks on an affair. However, things take a nasty turn when he visits her apartment and finds that she has been murdered.
The book, through flashbacks, provides graphic details of their torrid affair and Brad's struggle to balance his home life and keep the affair secret. Present-day story line outlines Brad's efforts to find her killer and seek retribution for her. During his investigation, Brad reveals a startling discovery involving a Bosnian war criminal sought after by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) entrenched in a high-ranking position within Canada.
Brad's efforts to hunt down her killer takes him to Sarajevo and Buenos Aires where he must rely on his sniper skills to eradicate him and find closure.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
The book is a Romantica and can best be described as a thriller with added spice. I think my biggest achievement in the book is the development of the character Sophie as well as the erotic scenes between her and the protagonist.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
It appears that self-publishing is the way of the future due to the availability of technology that can have a digital copy of a book downloaded for a fraction of the cost of a printed version. It has also allowed the emergence of many talented authors who likely would not have surfaced through the traditional route. Unfortunately, the quality controls enacted by publishers are lacking in many of the SP books.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
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