Interview with Warren Bull

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family and friends plus the chance to make a difference in the world.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From reviews and recommendations from friends. Also if I have read an author and I like his or her work I am likely to look for another book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the exact story but I do remember the magic I felt when the words formed images in my mind.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Only five? Off the cuff I would say Lincoln at Gettysburg by Gary Wills, Letter from Home by Carolyn Hart, Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell, A Free man of Color by Barbara Hambly and Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln.
What do you read for pleasure?
All genres if they are well-written.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
A kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth and hand selling by bookstore employees.
Describe your desk
It is a board supported by two book shelves. It has to be at least twenty year old. The top holds a computer, a printer, a television set and assorted books and papers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Rock Island, Illinois. It is on the banks of the Mississippi River. I lived close to the railroad tracks to hear the whistle of trains late at night. I wondered who was on the train and where they were going. Although I did not know it as a child, the city was the sight of a trial involving Abraham Lincoln.
When did you first start writing?
I do not remember ever not writing.
Published 2013-09-12.
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Books by This Author

Death in the Moonlight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,390. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Against the background of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, which raised Lincoln into national Prominence, two reporters investigate charges against Lincoln regarding his defense of the son of his best friend who was charged with murder.
Heartland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When 16-year-old TOM ALLEN discovers a chest of documents in grandma's attic, he is drawn into the lives of his ancestors who lived in "Bleeding Kansas" in the days leading up to the bloodiest war in American HIstory. They struggled to survive human and natural dangers as they healed two broken families. With help from friends and Tom comes to terms with the pain and possibilities of his family.
Abraham Lincoln for the Defense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,370. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Young Abraham Lincoln had to defend against a unique murder charge. The Trailor brothers and a friend arrived in Springfield, IL. The next day the brothers left alone. With Lincoln away rumors spread, the brothers fell out and a lynch mob raged. Lincoln returned to find people set on a double hanging. Standing between the brothers and the hangman’s noose was Abraham Lincoln for the defense.