Today I'll be interviewing Bradley Wind, author of A Whole Lot. He is a Kindle Scout selected author published through Kindle Press.
Bradley Wind was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He is a prolific visual artist whose work has exhibited in the 20th century wing of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He worked as a toy designer for K'nex Industries, a manager of IT for Pearl S. Buck International and is currently a director of IT for a child-focused non-profit. He keeps bees, raises chickens and two lovely girls with his wife in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Let's get to the interview, shall we?
What is the A Whole Lot about?
It's a coming-of-age Rain Man (child with Savant Syndrome) set in the 1980s
Do you market your books? What has worked for you?
A little. I'm no pro. I've let the team at Kindle Press do some of the heavy work but have used Facebook/twitter and various writing sites to get the word out.
If there was one thing you discovered while writing that you wish you knew when you started, what would it be?
The stamina it takes. The great ego stroke it can give if you aren't focused on public acceptance. How difficult it is to get published. How even if you get a high-profile agent like Luke Janklow or a second or all the way to Penguin/Crown/HarperCollins etc...it doesn't mean in the end their review boards will take you on.
What are you working on now?
Putting finishing touches on my reworking of a book I've titled BULB. It's speculative fiction.
Are you a member of any Writer's Groups? Are they worth it?
Not anymore. I used to spend time on Authonomy.com and still have some friends from there.
I would like to thank Bradley for allowing me to interview him today and wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors! Everyone should go check out his work on Amazon and pick up a copy today! I guarantee you won't regret it!
Abel Velasco calculates many things. Things like the arc of falling sycamore leaves, the duration of a dog sneeze, or the number of times his aunt might hit him. He can't help it - he's a savant.It is 1982. Abel has left foster care to live with his newly found relatives. His typical teenage struggles are compounded by the complication of his savant talents. Searching for a challenge, Abel becomes obsessed with the mysterious architecture of an abandoned mansion and strangely numbered bible, launching his journey from suburban New Jersey to Berkeley, California and beyond.