Five Question Interview: “Concealed From Sight” by Art Burton

Art Burton authorAfter 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.

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Versatile Blogger and Five Great Blogs to Follow

Versatile Blog AwardOn May 8th, Christi Corbett awarded me with a Versatile Blogger Award. Things have been so hectic this spring—with posts topics coming out of the woodwork and outside forces stealing me away from the computer—that I didn’t get a chance to respond.

The first step after receiving this award is to thank the person who presented it and link to their blog.

Thank you, Christi. Check out Christi’s blog to read her thoughts on writing and things that catches her interest. Don’t forget to watch the wonderful book trailer found under Site Pages.

The second step after receiving the Versatile Blogger Award is to tell seven things about yourself.

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It’s Hard to Sell Invisible Books

I’m a quiet person who likes to tinker around the house in the morning, write for several hours and drop a line now and again to see if I get a bite. I’m not one for galas, dinners or standing on a grandstand boasting about my book. But I’ve learned over the past ten months that if I’m going to stick around a while in this writing business I have to tell people I’m here and what I have to offer.

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Local Indie Author: Art Burton

Diane Lynn Tibert
Psss! Did you hear about Art Burton in the Weekly Press?

I was looking through the Weekly Press yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see a write-up on a local indie author. I dropped everything – including the column I had been working on – and sat to read the article.

I first met Art Burton of Latties Brook, Hants County, Nova Scotia at our local writers group about a year or so ago. At that time, we discussed self-publishing and the price of a finished soft cover novel. I had unwittingly said that $18 for a novel was way too much. After all, I can pick up my favourite fantasy novel for ten dollars or less. And I had purchased novels for my children for around the same amount. A novel only inches away from a lovely green twenty was out of my price range.

Later, I explored the local book store where I usually made my purchases. Certainly, the novels I had bought were around the ten dollar range, but some novels were in the high teens or slightly over twenty dollars. Obviously, I hadn’t done my homework before making that comment to Art. I have since corrected my views on the price of novels and told Art about my discovery.

Once again, “Sorry, Art.”

The article in the Weekly Press talks about Art’s current publication, For Hire, Messenger of God. But this isn’t his first published work. He’s well-known for his creative non-fiction Hoboes I Have Known.

To read the full article, visit the Weekly Press or if you’re local, pick up a copy of the newspaper. It’s on stands until Tuesday March 15th.

Art recently began a blog where he posts his experience as a self-published author. Drop by, have a look around and subscribe.