About Gregg Bell:
Gregg Bell writes suspense. Suspense loaded with intrigue and excitement but lacking gratuitous violence, sex and profanity. Gregg likes reading books that entertain but also challenge him and would like to think he writes the same.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He’s done everything from selling puka shells on the beach in Florida to working for Sears in their corporate headquarters at Sears (now Willis) Tower. A lifelong Midwesterner he lives in suburban Chicago. He’s a biking enthusiast, a photographer, and insists he would be a good golfer if only he could putt.
What inspires you to write?
There’s just stuff in me that has to get out. Social injustice. Things like that inspire me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a pantser. I can go long stretches not writing a word and then it just pours out of me. I figure if I’m not surprised by what I’m writing, the reader won’t be either.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No. No talking to characters. They do seem pretty real in my mind’s eye though.
What advice would you give other writers?
Make sure you keep having fun. Writing can get discouraging, trying to be successful etc. Just keep it fun.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I tried to get an agent. Got a lot of interest but after a while I got tired of all the feedback. “It’s too short. Too long. Change the POV character.” That’s when I committed to self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I don’t think too much about it.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: suspense
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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