Topic: Author Interview
Thanks for being here today, David! Let's start by getting the details out of the way so we can concentrate on the fun stuff. Can you tell our readers where they can find more information on you and your work-website?
Hello, Joyce. It's a pleasure to be here today. The information for the readers is as follows;
About the book:
The Mind of a Genius by David Snowdon
Publisher: Pentergen Books
Date of Publish: Nov 16, 2007
S.R.P £6.99/ $13.56
Waterstone's Bookshops and Waterstone's.com, Blackwells Bookshops and Blackwells.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and all good bookshops.
For reviews see Amazon.com
The Mind of a Genius is an action-based thriller. I found the title fascinating. Would you like to tell us how you came up with this title? Is this the same process you use for all your titles?
Malcolm Prince is a world-famous, British scientist, globally recognised for his scientific research work. What makes him a genius is his track record, and the fact that he created a formula that could change the world. The MI4, the CIA, the Denmark Intelligence, the Australian Intelligence and many other organisations couldn't wait to get their hands on that formula, the result of Prince's handiwork, and thus, The Mind of a Genius was born.
I use a similar method for most of my titles.
David, this book is more about espionage while your last book leaned more towards murder mystery. I'm wondering if you find it necessary to approach each genre differently, or do you find the two closely related?
My first book, Too Young To Die, was published in August 2006, and is a detective, murder mystery, set in London, Jamaica and Miami.
Private Investigator, Mike Heaton is hired by multi-billionaire, Ronald Patterson to find his daughter's killer, four years after she was brutally murdered.
While espionage thrillers and murder mystery thrillers could be closely related, because an espionage thriller could also be a murder mystery, that is not always the case, as an espionage thriller may not be a murder mystery. The Mind of a Genius is an espionage thriller, but it's not a murder mystery. And therefore, I believe that each genre should be approached from a different angle.
When did you decide writing was where you wanted to focus your talents? Is this something you've always wanted, or did you just sort of fall into it?
As a child, when I was about 7-years-old, I used to enjoy standing in front of the class and telling short stories. I also wrote a few short stories. Later on in life, I started reading novels, and that was when the urge to write a book began. From then on, I knew that I wanted to be a writer. So from the look of things, writing is in the blood.
Being a British Author, do you find it difficult to promote your work in the United States? Is there any advice you can give others in your position that might make international promotion easier?
Over the years, I've done a lot of campaigns in the US, and I enjoy working with Americans. As far as I'm concerned, Americans are fun to work with. And I've never had any problems, promoting my work in the States.
Regarding the advice for my fellow writers, there's a wealth of information on the internet, and that makes international book promotion a doddle.
Outside writing, where does your passion take you? Any hobbies or causes you would like to talk about?
In my spare time, I like to play table tennis, socialize and read. I also like to travel.
If you could speak directly to each reader, what would you say?
Don't miss out on, The Mind of a Genius. This espionage thriller will take you all over the world.
Do you have any work in progress you would be willing to share?
My new book will be published some time in the future.
Again, thank you for being here today, David. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers while you have the chance?
I would like to wish all of the readers a great New Year. Keep reading.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Joyce Anthony for the interview.