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Friday, September 27, 2013

Author Interview – Brad Cotton

What’s your greatest character strength?


What’s your weakest character trait?


Why do you write?

I’m a creative person by nature. I play a few instruments, I try to build or fix things as often as I can, and I’ve even tried my hand at photography and painting. Writing is just the one that comes most naturally. It seems to be where affinity meets aptitude. I don’t have to write, like some people say they’re compelled to do, it’s actually a struggle more than not. I just feel like I have much left to accomplish. Something keeps me arranging new stories in my head. Maybe one day I’ll reach a point where I feel like I’m ready to stop. Then again, maybe I won’t.

Have you always enjoyed writing?

If writing isn’t a little bit painful, you’re not trying hard enough. Of course, there are always good days. I can honestly say that the best part of writing is walking away from the page knowing you’ve accomplished something. I don’t like writing, I like having written.

What motivates you to write?

I motivate me. And it’s not easy. I can be pretty persuasive and there’s often a lot of junk to watch on TV. There’s never enough time to do all the nothing I want.

What are you most proud of in your personal life?

My wife.

What book genre do you adore?

Right now, non-fiction. It’s not helping my writing much, but I’ve been reading a lot on physics and cosmology. Of course, I have a growing TBR pile, too. Most of those books fall under general fiction. I usually stay away from anything too fantastic. I’m not so much into vampires or zombies or erotica between the two.


Best friends Duncan and Ray run a successful bookie business in Phoenix. Outgrowing the life they began in college, the late twenty-something pair set out on the road with a plan to never return. Their trip takes them cross-country with eventful stops in Las Vegas, Omaha, and Niagara Falls. Along their journey they meet several colorful characters and even agree to bring a pretty young girl named Ruby along with them for the ride. Landing in Boston to run an errand for an old friend, the travelers begin to lay roots in an attempt to forge for themselves the life they’d always hoped for. Easier said than done. As romances begin to burgeon, and one of their lives is put in danger, the group quickly discovers that where they are may indeed have little effect on who they are.

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Genre – Contemporary Fiction/Literary Fiction

Rating – R

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Website http://www.bradcotton.com/


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