Interview with Bruce Vaughan

Who are your favorite authors?
My choice is highly eclectic, ranging from Dickens, Mark Twain, Henry James and Jack London to the more recent authors including Stephen King, John Grisham, Kathy Reichs and many others. I like to read something that is good literature and/or informative whilst being entertaining, engrossing even. I read a lot.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I truly enjoy my professional life as a chiropractor as well as my alter ego as a writer and artist. There are not enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
During my leisure time I enjoy pottering around the garden and playing with the animals (dogs and cats mainly). Whenever I can I like to visit new places, not as a tourist, but getting to know life in a different country. I have been lucky in the past and have worked in unusual jobs and places, like cattle ranching in Brazil and rubber planting in Malaya, as it was then. I also spent four years in the USA as a student. More recently, when I can get away, I try to just follow my nose around different parts of the World and take the rough with the smooth. I enjoy painting and photography.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am a Kindle-ite and have collected a wide range of books, sometimes through Amazon suggestions, but usually through particular interests and research for my own writing. Sometimes when windowshopping in a book store I take down the name of a book that interests me and then see if it available in e-book form. Browsing Amazon and Smashwords gives me ideas.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story was in fact a full length sci-fi novel, originally called Juno's Landing which I have rehashed and is now Regenesis.
What is your writing process?
Very sporadic. I am in full time chiropractic practice and have a lot going on elsewhere, so I need a deadline or mega inspiration to get me into serious writing mode; I love it when it happens.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
That is a difficult one. From early school days we were forced to read books like Kidnapped, Treasure Island or the Jungle Book etc. I had to be forced to read so, being a rebe,l I resisted but had to admit that I enjoyed the stories inspite of myself. I really became a more serious and voluntary reader later in life and have made up for all the rebel years.
How do you approach cover design?
So far I have designed my own, but realise that a good professional would do a better job.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
That's an easy one. Kindle.
Published 2014-02-14.
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Books by This Author

Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,260. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The rashness of outer space and all fluidity of time during intergalactic travel are all Juno Zeenon has ever known. Born aboard space lab Wanderer, to parents who find themselves thrust out of orbit and into the unknown as their planet is destroyed be nuclear war, Juno and his family travel the universe in search of another inhabited planet.
Rabid Dogs in the East
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,280. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine
An historical journey through the struggle for Chiropractic to gain recognition, inspite of strong and often malicious opposition from the medical establishment and government agencies in Hong Kong. Told from a personal perspective by the author.
Brazilian Saddle Sores
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,660. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Bruce Vaughan provides an entertaining and informative overview of Brazilian cattle ranching during the fifties. This is one man’s personal journey from the British Army to the open ranges of a foreign country. Here and throughout, the author provides essential hooks that keep me engaged as a reader. As readers, we follow the author as he learns Portuguese and adapts to a different culture.
A Matter of Face
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,830. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
During a period in Hong Kong when most people are worried about the imminent change from British Colonial Rule to Chinese Administration, two families separately find themselves in situations far worse than they could ever have imagined. A series of events embroil them in false accusations, kidnapping, murder and the destruction of families. Set to a backdrop of life in Hong Kong leading up to and