First, thank you Rave Reviews Book Club for voting me this week’s Spotlight Author! And, a huge thanks to all the members who agreed to host me on their site!
My latest book, Inside Room 913, is one of those odd books that are difficult to place in a specific genre. Some call it a mystery, some refer to it as a suspense novel, and others categorize it as crime-fiction. It is, however, none of those, not by the true definition anyway. Yet, the book has elements of each of these genres.
When the writing of the book began, I’d planned on a short suspense, a mini-mystery – a novella. I wanted a book that most people could read at one sitting. Less than one hundred pages was my goal. Then, as writers are sometimes known to do, I didn’t know where to stop and kept writing. The further I got into the story, the more I needed to tell.
By the time I’d finished the rough draft, it had grown to well over 200 pages – not exactly a mini-mystery. Then, the editing process started and the page count did come down,
eventually settling at 155 pages in the print version.
The point is, when writing, the book sometimes takes on a life of its own – at least it works that way for me. I’m never sure what’s going to happen or where we are going. Sometimes, I’m just as surprised as a reader by what unfolds. Which is probably why I ended up with a book that doesn’t quite fit into any genre! But for those who NEED to know a book’s genre, I’ve decided Inside Room 913 is a short, crime-fiction, mystery, suspense novel.
Inside Room 913
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RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, Bruce A. Borders was born in 1967 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Bruce’s childhood years were spent in a number of states, including Missouri, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
During his high school years, he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams, involved in various non-athletic activities such as school yearbook production and photography, and won numerous awards for his artistic creations. Bruce graduated Valedictorian in 1984.
While in school, Bruce held three part-time jobs; a store clerk, a janitor, and a dental technician, working about 60-70 hours per week. After graduation, he became employed full time as a dental technician. Other jobs have included restaurant manager, carpenter, and grocery store cashier. For the past sixteen years, he has worked as a commercial truck driver, logging more than two million miles.
At the age of fifteen, Bruce decided to become a writer. He began by writing songs, news articles, and short stories. Eventually, books were added to the list. Over the years, he continued to write and currently has a catalog of more than 500 songs, numerous short stories and over a dozen completed books. He writes on a variety of subjects such as fictional novels of legal issues and westerns. Titles include: Inside Room 913, Over My Dead Body, Miscarriage Of Justice, The Journey, and in The Wynn Garrett Series – Mistaken Identity, Holy Terror, Remote Control, Judicial Review, Even Odds, and Safety Hazard.