About David Booker:
A famous quote from motivational author Napoleon Hill once hung in the football locker room at Purdue University that read, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” I don’t know if that quote helped us win any football games, but it inspired me to live my dreams. Since I was a young American teen growing up in Mexico City, I got lost in the books I read and daydreamed of the stories I’d write. It was through the loving support of my hardworking wife of over thirty years that I realized my dream of becoming a writer.
School can teach us the basics. Sports can teach us loyalty, camaraderie, and hard work, but only experience can teach us the harsh realities, humor, and personable personalities that make up a good story. My stories involve believable characters battling desperate odds in nonstop action to achieve personal goals. These characters struggle against their inner demons and faults as they learn to grow, to love, and to sacrifice for the good of all. Oh, and let’s not forget the dogs. They’re characters, too, and any good story has to involve man’s best friend.
My goal is that my stories will help a weary reader relax, forget their troubles, and escape to a vivid, exotic world of adventure that’s never without its humor. My hope is that readers will love and cheer for the good guys, spit and hiss at the bad ones, and maybe come away with something for themselves when it’s over.
So please join me and meet characters like Jack Bucher, a teen struggling to grow up in a foreign land with the help of a spirit mentor. Rally with Global Inspector Burt Campbell as he battles a corrupt military and science gone bad to save the futuristic world from destruction. Fight alongside Rex Bana as he combats serial killers and organized crime on Maui while confronting his own issues with morality.
“Children dream at any age.” Join in these dreams and become a believer as well.
What inspires you to write?
My love of books and reading inspired me to become a writer As a teen, I lived far from school and friends. Loneliness led me to reading and I always felt I could write better stories.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’ve never written an outline. Normally, I think of an idea that interests me and I believe would interest readers. After researching it, I think of where I want the story to go and an ending. From there it’s just the logical progression of events that leads to that ending while trying to make the story and characters interesting.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t listen or talk to characters. I become them, or they’re just part of me, So when I’m writing from their POV, I’m seeing everything they are seeing and thinking what they would be thinking.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never take yourself or your work too seriously. Never quit. Write everyday.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I published my first book traditionally. The publisher did a terrible editing job. had no marketing budget,and I proved they were stealing my royalties. Then they went out of business, leaving me with a seven-year contract. I went to self publishing for my next nine books. Since I don’t enjoy all the ineffective marketing involved, I recently signed a single-book contact with a traditional publisher again. We’ll see how that works out. My advise is to research all publishers well, check their history and track records, get references. Don’t pay for anything with a traditional publisher. It’s a scam to make them money.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will follow its current path, going more and more digital. But there will always be a place for the physical book, and great stories will always rise to the top.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I wrte whatever genre that suits the story and characters
What formats are your books in?: Print, Both eBook and Print
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