Interview with Robert James Bridge

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I am more of a writer than a reader so do not use any device,although I have read the occasional book.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Toodate I have not tried any marketing techniques.
Describe your desk
Home Worker.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Essex uk but have always wanted to become a writer even at school.
When did you first start writing?
When I was around twenty one I began with notepaper and in later years transferred to computer.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My Latest book is set in Memphis mainly after racism had been almost eradicated. It is a book of suspense and intrigue
entitled The Black and White House.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After many years of trying for a conventional publisher I felt it had possibilities.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far not at all as I only joined one day ago.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Characters that come to life on screen,plus I enjoy what I do even if it pays nothing.
What do your fans mean to you?
What Fans?.
What are you working on next?
I am toying with the idea of number five in my series entitled The Hell Bent Series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dan Brown, Dickens.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The Thought I can put down my thoughts on computer.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Dreaming of my next book.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
A friend on facebook suggested I give it a try.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes of course it was called The Wind Beneath My Wings.
What is your writing process?
I hope to do a few chapters each day.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
How do you approach cover design?
I usually contact a cover designer since they know better than me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Not really got any favourite books but I do like historical fiction ,stories from true events in the past.
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical Fiction mainly.
Write your own question here!
Why is everyone in the writing field always asking for payment and why so many vanity press?after all we the authors do the work so should not have to pay?.
Published 2019-01-29.
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Books by This Author

Sealed With A Loving Kiss S.W.A.L.K.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,790. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Sealed With A Loving Kiss takes readers back in time to when Belfast, Northern Ireland was occupied by the British Army, this is the story of a love that blossoms through all adversity.This is the story of Margot Giligan a young girl about to leave the confines of her local all girls Catholic school on the outskirts of her home town,as she ventures out in the world as a shop assistant.
Hell Bent on Blackmail
Series: Hell Bent on Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,420. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Hell Bent on Blackmail #4. Number four in my adult fictional crime series and once again our intrepid ex met Cop Jim Bent is called upon to help his colleagues in the metropolitan police. Jim reflects on his time spent as a cop and wonders if he has done the right thing by becoming a private eye?.
Hell Bent on Corruption
Series: Hell Bent on Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,290. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Number three in my series and our intrepid ex met cop Jim Bent is called upon to help by his ex colleagues from the Metropolitan Police. Hell Bent on Corruption is another adult crime story that will I hope leave readers thirsting for more?.Had it not been for the murder of a well known publisher I could have called my book Murder in the Mosque,even though both murders were unconnected.
Hell Bent on Revenge
Series: Hell Bent on Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,890. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Hell Bent on Revenge is infact number two in this nail biting four books series and this time its Revenge our trusty private eye Jim Bent comes across.Jims doubts about leaving his desk job in the met are soon forgotten as he finds more crime within London's underbelly and backstreets.
Hell Bent on Murder
Series: Hell Bent on Murder. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Hell Bent on Murder is number one in a four books series of murder,revenge,corruption and finally blackmail.Four books that contain some sexually explicit material sprinkled amongst each chapter,material that seems to be the norm in today's modern society?. This is the story of an ex met cop called Jim Bent who decides five of those years as at a desk is enough and becomes a private eye.
A Bolt From the Blue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
As the sands of time erase stories from peoples minds many folk in Canada and around the world may have never heard of the tragedy that happened that fateful day, but each and every year on the 6th December at 9am the bells in Halifax ring out to remember those that died and were injured in the Halifax Explosion or as some said A Bolt From The Blue!.
The Black and White House
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Black and White House takes its readers into a world many folk hardly hear of, a world of suspense and intrigue as we follow a young coloured boy growing up under the wing of a local white family who inherited a whisky company in Scotland.On the edge Suspense is on the menu, plus the intrigue that follows Joshua Jenks as he takes up his new position as Senator for Memphis.
Kinmel Revisited
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: British English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Although Kinmel Revisited is possibly short I am sure it will have its readers thirsting for more as they turn each page since it is taken from the true story of the riot in Kinmel Army Camp in North Wales in 1919. adjacent to the small village of Bodelwyddan a village unnoticed today but in that fateful year was on every tabloid newspaper.I urge readers to remember the fallen?.