Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Please Welcome Suspense Novelist Brian Pinkerton

Omnimystery News: Guest Post by Brian Pinkerton
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We are delighted to welcome author Brian Pinkerton to Omnimystery News today.

Good morning, you're a murderer. That's the rude awakening for business traveler Bill Rowe in Brian Pinkerton's new suspense thriller Bender (Crossroad Press; November 2014 trade paperback and ebook formats).

Brian asked if he could extend a special offer to our readers, and after hearing what it was, we readily agreed. We hope you take him up on it!

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Brian Pinkerton
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Brian Pinkerton

Hey, you want a piece of me?

Keep reading.

My mystery Bender just came out. It's the story of Bill Rowe, a man who might be a murderer. Or maybe not. He just doesn't know.

While out of town on a business trip, Bill wakes up to discover a naked dead woman in his hotel bed. His memories of the night before are lost to an alcohol blackout from a big city drinking binge. Forced to go on the run, Bill must piece together the events of his fateful night to prove his innocence. Pursued by mysterious assailants, he discovers he's been framed as part of an elaborate scheme to cover up a shocking secret. When they can't reach him, they go after his wife and daughter to bring him out of hiding.

Bender is a new release from Crossroad Press. As an author, it's always exciting to see a published book grow from the seeds of an idea. People often ask me about the writing process for turning a notion into a novel. In the case of Bender, it began with a couple of sentences to define the concept. That expanded into a short outline, which evolved into a sequence of notecards. Each notecard gave birth to a handwritten chapter. When I reached the final notecard and scribbled the final chapter, I had a complete manuscript.

Then I wrote the second draft. Also by hand.

This second draft is then marked up with further edits and ultimately entered into a PC for final changes. That's right, I don't touch a computer until my book is mostly done.

Why? I find it more freeing to compose on paper with pen. It's more intimate. It's less distracting. I want to stay away from the temptation of emails, the Internet, my mp3s, and all those files and folders of digital diversions.

What happens to the handwritten pages after they've been transferred to kilobytes? I give them away.

Here's a contest where everyone wins: anyone who posts something on social media about one of my books — a review, a book cover, a link to this page, anything — can contact me at [email protected] and I'll send you a free page from the original handwritten manuscript. It's as easy as that.

You want a piece of me? I'm happy to oblige.

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Brian Pinkerton is an American author of fiction in the suspense, thriller, mystery and horror genres. His screenplays have finished in the top 100 of Project Greenlight and top two percent of the Nicholl Fellowship of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Brian received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and Master's Degree from Northwestern University.

For more information about the author, please visit his website at BrianPinkerton.com and his author page on Goodreads, or find him on Facebook.

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Bender by Brian Pinkerton

Bender
Brian Pinkerton
A Suspense Thriller

After a night of heavy drinking, business traveler Bill Rowe wakes up in his Chicago hotel room with an epic hangover: pounding headache, memory loss and a naked dead woman in his bed. Forced to go on the run, Bill must piece together the sequence of events during his alcohol blackout to prove his innocence.

Pursued by mysterious assailants, he discovers he's been framed as part of an elaborate scheme to cover up a shocking secret.

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