After five months of author interviews, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit and host The Five Questions Interview. It a quick, to the point interview with authors who’ve recently released a new book.
Art Burton is the first author to participate in The Five Question Interview
1) What is the title of your recent book? Is it a series, what genre is it and is it suitable for all ages?
The title of my most recent book is Concealed From Sight. It is a murder mystery book and is mainly aimed at an adult audience. Women will enjoy this book. There is not an abundance of swearing in it, but I’ve tried to make the people real. Outside of the language, maybe 30 words out of 94,000, it is suitable for anyone. It is a series to the degree that the two main policemen, Detective-Sergeant Jim Mcdonald and Corporal Scott Bowen, show up in all three of my published novels and in two of the ones I’m currently working on.
George Wilson, a local farmer and woodsman, failed to arrive home for supper one night. This sets off a search which is lead by the RCMP. Not only has George disappeared, so has his truck. This opens a number of possibilities of what might have happened: accident (George was once a heavy drinker), robbery (he doesn’t believe in banks and carries lots of cash), or simply run off (he’s a man. I don’t say that, but one of the female characters does). The search is the driving engine of keeping the story line moving. Along the way, a body is found, not George’s, in the area. This opens up a whole new can of worms. Are the death and the disappearance tied together and if so, how? You’ll be surprised.
For a glimpse of the first chapter got to my YouTube Video .
3) Who is the main character in this book? What is his name, where does he live and what do you like about him?
Corporal Scott Bowen is the lead investigator in the story, but he has to share the spotlight with Connie Wilson, George’s wife. Connie lives in Raymonds River, Nova Scotia on a beef and dairy farm. She is a hardworking, in your face lady who is the backbone of the community. Not everyone likes her, but everyone respects her. She steps up to the plate when George fails to come home and keeps the farm operating, not an easy task for anyone, man or woman. I like her determination and drive to make the best of this situation.
4) What inspired you to write this particular book?
Most of us have had a loved one be late getting home from time to time. The later they are, the more we let our imaginations run wild. We let the devil use our minds as a playground as fire chief Brian Cosh of the Raymonds River fire department puts it. So let’s take that to the extreme. They don’t come home at all. How would we handle that situation, the not knowing what happened? This is the central theme of this story and something I thought would be interesting to write about. That and a really neat idea I had one day while roaming through my woodlot. More about that if you read the book.
5) Where can readers buy this book?
Those who live close by can buy this book from me. To see more about this book and my other books go to my website or contact me at artburton at eastlink.ca
I published this book through CreateSpace and paid for the extended distribution. That means it should be available at all major brick and mortar book stores although they will have to order it in. Only takes a week, I’ve been told. The same holds for most online book stores although they don’t pay the shipping unless you spend enough money. It has just been released so I’m not sure it has filtered through to these outlets yet.