Interview with Michael Bronte

What is your writing process?
I've tried different processes, and none of them work exactly as I intended at the beginning. Basically, I know where I want the story to go and I construct my scenes and sequels sometimes on paper, sometimes in my head (it's not an exact science), but sometimes, even though I'm the writer and I control the plot and the dialogue, a character will say something that will pull the story into another direction. Then, I have to decide whether to leave it that way, or revise the language and the action to get the story back to my original intent. As you might imagine, there's a lot of reviewing and revising.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like a lot of the stuff by Nelson DeMille. I like books with smart-ass characters somewhere in the plot.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The book that had the biggest impact on me when I was young was a book by Irving Wallace titled The Fan Club. I think I was twelve or thirteen at the time and I remember is as my first grown up book with realistic dialogue and mysterious characters, and, of course, at twelve or thirteen, sex. Thinking back on it now, it was probably quite tame by today's standards.
How do you approach cover design?
I worked with professional graphic designers. I gave them an idea of what was in my head, and I gave them some sample chapters so they could get an idea of the types of characters, and I let them build the covers from there.
Published 2015-09-16.
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The Handyman
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Call Me Crash
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The Brothers
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Presidential Risk
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The Tenth Caller
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Porchball
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The Dealership
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