Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Hamilton C. Burger to the blog! He is the author of No Exit. He’s here to answer some of our questions about his new book and his writing. If No Exit sounds like a book that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link at the bottom of the post and pick up a copy or two!
IBP – Try to describe your book in one sentence.
Hamilton – My book NO EXIT is a snapshot of how kids lived, learned and interacted in a more simple time, without computers, video games or television.
IBP – What started you on your journey to be a writer?
Hamilton – A while back, I bought an e-reader. As any frugal person would, I downloaded some free books. It just so happens that one of the books was amazing and I wrote the author. A few traded e-mails and this person was encouraging me to think about writing. That was three books and several thousand downloads ago. It’s been a great experience and there is no way that I could ever repay my friend for helping me release the author inside me.
IBP – Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
Hamilton – I have always enjoyed Hong Kong. I would love to live in a high rise looking over Victoria Park.
IBP – What’s your current guilty pleasure?
Hamilton – I enjoy seeing 1970’s era bands in concert. Frampton, Dylan, McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Styx and REO Speedwagon are some of the recent ones.
IBP – Do you see yourself in any of your characters?
Hamilton – It’s fair to say that I am a conglomerate of many of my characters. When I write dialogue, I envision myself playing each part so I guess; yes I am part of all of my characters.
IBP – Which scenes were the hardest to write?
Hamilton – I have the most problem writing any scene that gets close to the “line”. Not that I try to cross any line, I try very hard to not offend my readers or write anything that is controversial. I don’t want to write anything I wouldn’t want my daughters to read.
IBP – Did you do any research before starting or during the writing of your books?
Hamilton – No, I don’t do research prior to writing. When I plan my books, I have a starting point and an idea for how I would like to finish the book. I start at point ‘A’ and begin the journey. When I insert a thematic element or some type of historical event, then I research. I try to follow history as close as I can, but I do reserve the right to use a little creative license though.
IBP – What is the one book that you think everyone should read?
Hamilton – I really enjoyed 11-22-63, by Steve King. His ability to take elements from thriller, romance, fantasy…I’m sure I’ve missed a few, and then weave a remarkable book. It is one of those books that you can’t put down and when you finish, you wish you hadn’t.
IBP – Where can readers find your books?
Hamilton – My books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Createspace and Smashwords.
IBP – If I give you a time machine, what time period and in what place would you travel to?
Hamilton – Awesome that you ask! The Apple Grove Gang has a time travel adventure in my new book: AMAZING JOURNEY (The Apple Grove Gang #3). Personally, I would love to be able to go back to the 1920’s and 1930’s.
IBP – How many more books can we expect in this series?
Hamilton – I currently have started book #4 in The Apple Grove Gang series and have ideas for several more. Helping my readers use their imagination is fun and as long as I have readers, I will write for them.
Always a reader, I inhaled books during my days of extensive world travel. Before the Nook and Kindle, even before laptops became the norm, I would pack six or eight paperbacks for an extended trip.I had never, ever considered writing until I contacted an author about a fabulous book of theirs. It was suggested that I should try my hand writing. Here I am! I can never thank this person enough for the joy I receive from writing.
I have been married 32 years. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters, Katie and Maddie.
Besides writing, I love to cook, travel and drive my Corvette. I have a dog, Sammhy and two cats, Mr. Big and Princess.
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