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Author Interview - Brad Cotton @BradCott0n

Who designed the cover?

My cover was designed by Kydo Art & Design. http://www.kydoartdesign.com/

Really happy with the work and the friendly help from the designer.

Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot?

None, really. BOUNDLESS is a complete work of fiction. I got this question a lot with my last book, A Work In Progress. That was written in the first person so readers got the sense that there were a lot of real events, or truth to it. I guess that’s a compliment. That, too, was a complete work of fiction.

How important do you think villains are in a story?

Conflict drives story. I don’t know if a ‘villain’, per se, is necessary, but some sort of problem, or issue to overcome is usually needed to keep readers interested.

What are your goals as a writer?

To reach readers. To be able to write full time. To make a modest living. To conquer the known world and rule over it from my throne made of gold and dinosaur teeth. Never mind that last one.

Have you started another book yet?

Yes. It’s still untitled. I’m aiming for it to be out by next summer.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Holographic space mirrors.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out?

Other books. Read everything you possibly can. There are great books on writing, too. On Writing by Stephen King is amazing. There are also several online communities that can help. Writers no longer need write in a bubble. The Internet has opened up art to technology. Use it.

What contributes to making a writer successful?

Audience. Plain and simple. If no one reads what you write, you might as well be scribbling down made-up words in no particular order.

Do you have any advice for writers?

Read more, write more, learn more, and don’t stop. Support other writers whenever you can. Drive in the right lane, pass on the left.


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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