Bruce Fottler

Biography

Since exiting a finance career in a world of cubicles, Bruce Fottler has been busy writing novels. His latest is the post-apocalyptic thriller: "Paladin's Odyssey."

Bruce grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to the Boston area as a young teen. While seeking a career-track that mostly put him behind a desk, he dabbled in creative pursuits such as producing, writing, and directing film shorts. However, it was always writing novels that interested him the most because they aren't limited by production budgets, technical capabilities, or tight shooting schedules.

Bruce has three other published novels: "Chasing Redemption" (Sci-fi thriller), "Dover Park" (Mystery), and "The Juncture" (Time-travel drama).

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I moved to the Boston area in 1979 when I was 14 years-old. It was a rough transition for a kid raised in the Midwest, and I ended up going through four new schools in three years. I suppose that experience helped awaken my imagination and writing became an outlet. It wasn't until my senior year in high school that I entered a writing contest and won second place.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A few years ago, when I first considered writing a novel, I attended a lecture by an author agent who talked about the traditional publishing business. One of the things he said about it was that it's one of the slowest moving and quirky industries out there. When I finally finished my novel, self-publishing had entered a whole new era. I seemed a faster and easier way to get published.
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Where to buy in print


Books

Paladin's Odyssey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,680. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Joesph Paladin is a national hero everyone thought they knew, but is he really the person who many hold in high esteem?
The Juncture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A miraculous event returns Gary Olstrom to an obscure day in his past; a key juncture in time which he never suspected held importance. Disoriented and frustrated, he has only hours to stop someone he deeply cares for from making a mistake which will forever alter history.
Dover Park
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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A mysterious visitor turns up in a quiet, suburban town, whose very existence upends the idyllic lives of the Moreaus, a well-respected family of the community. Unsettling revelations are made surrounding a tragic accident that occurred many years ago in Dover Park. Was the drowning of a close friend an accident...or not?
Chasing Redemption
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,940. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A missing commercial space vessel threatens to undo decades of fragile but enduring peace between superpowers. A reinstated captain, whose promising career in Earth Space Defense almost ended after a tragic accident a year earlier, is tasked to investigate. He and his crew soon find themselves drawn into events that uncover deep secrets with alarming ramifications.

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