David Broughton Interview and Give@way
1. What made you choose to write the genre that you write in?
Surprisingly enough it started late one night while laid in bed watching t.v. I think there was a show about St. George (The Patron Saint Of England), when my wife Laura asked about him, to be honest I didn't truly know at the time and told her I would work at finding out, well safe to stay I'm still researching, and still writing six years further on.
2. Please tell us about the protagonist, Jacob Hamilton.
The obvious thing about him he's an assassin, but not through choice. His family has lineage that traces back to the early days of the creed, a lineage that weighs heavy on his shoulders. At the start of the book House Of The Hidden Blade, he's taking on a final last mission, after which he's leaving the world of hired killer behind, he's tired of hiding in the shadows, and yearns for a normal, family life, little does he know there's no easy way out.
3. What does you protagonist think of you?
He'd probably be aggravated at me for not giving him some down time. Jacob is on one of those missions every assassin dreams of, yet secretly dreads. At the end I'm sure he would be thanking me for giving him an appreciation of how the world truly works.
4. What would you do if you found a folder marked "For Your Eyes Only"?
Depends on whose eyes !!!! If it was meant for me I'd probably read it, if not I'd probably hand it over to the authorities.
5. What is your favorite scene from the book and why?
I'd have to say it would be the opening scene..... It's dark, it's foreboding, and it sets the tone for the rest of the book. I really love the fact that Jacob thinks he's meeting
a contact for a normal run-of-the-mill operation, yet he's on the precipice of something much bigger than he realizes.
6. What made you decide on a multiple ending?
First of, I had three different endings for the book, all of which made perfect logical sense, yet I couldn't pinpoint the one I actually like the most. It was because of that I decided
that the reader should have all three (a bit like the bonus features on a DVD).
7. What projects do you have planned for the future?
I've just finished a spy/murder novel called Tears Of Misery and I'm working on the biggest novel of my fledgling career called Chariot Of Justice (the sequel to House Of The Hidden Blade) based on events surrounding The Twin Tower attacks.
8. What book do you recommend everyone should read and why?
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose. I actually read it because of the television series, and to be honest it doesn't do the book justice. I have a lot of respect for those men and
women who serve, not just in the American armed forces, but all armed forces around the world, we ask them to do things we wouldn't dream of doing, and for that I salute them all.
9. Are there any occupational hazards to being a novelist?
It can be a bit of a lonely profession, but for me the benefits outweigh the hazards, so I'd have to say probably not.
10. What is the most interesting thing on your desk?
A pack of Visconti Sforza Tarot Cards, a crucial piece of equipment given the type of novel I write.
David Broughton has offered to giveaway a signed copy of his latest novel, Tears of Misery and 2 e-copies of House of the Hidden Blade to some lucky readers! To enter you must be at least 13 years old. You must have a US address. Please fill out the form below.