Thriller Nights: A Conversation With Bruce Bennett
Bruce Bennett, a writer, has just shot to the top of the Amazon listings for the first time. He is a writer with a huge hit and he doesn’t really know how it happened. As one of the newest members of the Novel Ideas family he has taken a very long journey and it didn’t take a very long time. From the dark days of writing without an audience to now compelling many readers from around the world. I caught Bruce for a conversation one afternoon and found myself drawn towards him. Let’s see what he had to say…
As we speak “Digital Air” is riding high on the Amazon listings. What is that book about?
Digital Air is a suspense thriller with a sci-fi twist. Don’t let that scare you. I modeled it after some work of authors like Clive Cussler. I don’t like to be boxed in. If I have a feeling about a subject, I want to write about it. My next planned book will be historical fiction, and I would also like to write something for young adults. More and more readers like diversity, I think. I consider myself to be like Michael Crichton—how much different was “Eaters of the Dead” from his other books, yet it was great?
How long have you been writing? How long did it take to write your book? And what motivated you to write it?
I have been writing for a little more than two years. It took me eighteen months to write my book. I wanted to clear my head of ideas that haunted me at night time. Now I sleep much better.
Is it a stand-alone novel or part of a series? If it’s part of a series, how did you decide to make it a series? How long will the series run?
Digital Air is the first of three books centering on the character R.S. Cadais. The trilogy was recommended by my editor, Ken Stewart.
Who are your main characters in the story and how would you describe them?
I love my main character, R.S. Cadais. He is a “modern” hero. I did not want to rehash the same old heroes as other authors are writing about. He is different, fun, intelligent, self-deprecating, and he gets into trouble. He is James Bond and Bruce Lee mixed together.
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