I have reviewed this book, ‘Dead Man’s Treasure’ by B.K Bostick not long ago over HERE. I did not expect anything in return. I wrote the review because the book was marvelous.
But the author have been so kindÂ and thoughtful to me, and sent me a replica of the gold coin from the story, and I thought it’s only fair that I participate in his blog tour.
B.K Bostick will also be giving awayÂ a gold coin/bookmark like the one I received to each of Over A Cuppa Tea readers who “like” his facebook page www.facebook.com/
Without further ado, let’s carry on with the interview, shall we? The blog tour today is sponsored by Cedar Fort Inc.
Cleffairy: Welcome to Over A Cuppa Tea. Please tell us a about yourself.
I grew up in a small town, spending most of my Friday nights cow-tipping and blowing up ants with M-80’s. After high school, I settled around Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve been an elementary school teacher and jr. high school counselor. In addition to writing, I love spending time with my lovely wife and two dogs. In my spare time, I enjoy eating Cheetos and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.
Cleffairy: Do you recall when your interest in writing originated?
Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to write. When I was in third grade, a teacher accused me of plagiarizing and used my paper as an example (only I didn’t plagiarize). I took it as a compliment and started writing more.
Cleffairy: Do you use paper and pen, old-fashioned typewriter, or computer/laptop? Is there a specific place that you like to write?Â
I threaten my wife that Iâ€™m going to take a typewriter in the woods like Thoreau, but I use a laptop. I mostly write from my office (it has a great view of the mountains) and I need it to be absolutely quiet.
Who inspired you to write this book?
My Grandpa Jay did. When I was little, heâ€™d tell me these wild stories about Spanish treasure hidden up in the mountains – conquistadors, cougars, traps, and Indians. Heâ€™d show me maps and books all about it. Just like the grandpa in the story, he was bed ridden and never could actually take me to search for the gold mines, so I just had to imagine we did. When I was a teenager, he passed away and I took some friends and using his old maps and books, weâ€™d go searching and camping. We never found anything, but had a great time. Those memories and friendships were the real treasures gained on the outings. While we prospected, I started to think up the story of Dead Manâ€™s Treasure. Fifteen years later, I finally sat down and wrote it.
Cleffairy: What was the hardest part of writing this book?
The first ten pages were the most difficult. Once I got that far, the juices started flowing and it became easier. The characters came to life and while I hate outlining, once I did, it helped because I knew where I was headed.
Cleffairy: Are any of the characters based on someone you know?
Grandpa Nick was based on my Granpda Jay. Scott is loosely based on a friend I had growing up. We were pretty much exact opposites, but for some reason ended up being the best of friends- even to this day.
I borrowed some characteristics of Hannah from my wife – strong, independent, but still feminine.
Cleffairy: Can you tell us a little about your current and upcoming writing projects?
Huber Hill is a trilogy. The second book, Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado will be released in October, 2012. The adventure will continue in Spain.
Cleffairy: Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for investing your time in the story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it. Please check out the fundraiser Iâ€™m doing for my twelve year old neighbor who is suffering from cancer- www.treasureforalyssa.com. Every pre-order and book sale during the first two weeks will go to her.
Also check out the Dead Man’s Treasure trailer at:
You may also wanna see the interview of between Bryan Keith and B.K Bostick over here:
Cleffairy: Do keep in mind that every pre-order and book sale during the first two weeks will go to Alyssa who is suffering from cancer. Please spread the words. Thank you.