Let’s say a big hello to Nathan Bush and welcome to the Author Spotlight series. I believe it is right to say that Nathan is new to the self-published book scene so a particularly warm welcome to him.
Let’s find out all about Nathan Bush and his first novel Written in Blood: the Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District (Volume 1).
I’m married to an incredible wife who puts up with a lot from me (probably more than she should), and have five great kids (four grown and one baby). I have been reading since I was little, when my mom instilled in me the love of books, and have been writing since middle school. While I’ve written in multiple genres, including fantasy, sci-fi, a little horror, some poetry/song lyrics, my favorite would be crime/mystery. I spend my days working a full time job, helping with the baby, teaching the youth at our church and having fun with them at activities, spending time with family, watching football, reading and working on my books.
Why do you write?
I would have to say that I write simply because I enjoy it. I like to create people and situations and then see what happens.
What are you currently working on?
I’m in the 4th or 5th rewrite/edit of book 2 in my series, The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District, as well as working on the rough draft for book 3. Hopefully book 2 will be ready to publish by the first of the year or early spring at the latest.
From where did you draw the inspiration to write your latest book?
I was out of work due to an injury, so I had a lot of time to read. When you have as much time as I did, something is bound to come to you, and it did.
Which writers had the most influence on your decision to write?
My earliest influences would have to be (oddly enough), Stephen King and Tolkien. The way they could draw me into their stories was unbelievable. I would also have to say John Douglas (author of my first non-fiction readings), and James Patterson. Douglas introduced me to the dark world of serial killers.
What was the last book you read?
A Righteous Fury by Jack Fernard.
Do you suffer from writer’s block?
Not so far, but I don’t always get to sit down and write. Maybe the lulls in my writing time prevent writer’s block.
Biggest frustration as a self-published author?
Probably just being able to get the word out about my work and having people read it.
Reviews for books are vital. Any tips on getting more reviews?
Finding bloggers willing to review is a major help. Goodreads has been great for that. They also have a multitude of authors/readers that are amazing and very willing to help out. I couldn’t have found a better place to be to spread the word about my book. Writing is the easy part. Getting read, that’s something else altogether.
Do you use social media?
Not currently. But I know eventually, if I want a fan base that grows, I’ll need to get into it.
Who is your biggest fan?
In general, my wife. As far as my writing is concerned, probably my oldest daughter and my Pastor. They both read my first book in days and said they couldn’t put it down.
Many people have a bucket list. What is #1 on yours?
To be able to write for a living.
Any special message for your readers?
I want to thank everybody who has read my book so far, especially the ones who’ve taken the time to post reviews
Thank you Nathan. He is a writer at the start of his career so why not be one of the first to discover Nathan Bush and take a look at his book on Amazon:
Detective Kennedy Collins is completing his rookie year in Homicide, a division of the Investigative Branch of the Foley Police Department. His life turns upside down when his dad is re-diagnosed with a terminal illness. He must also cope with his own physical and mental issues that develop, along with questions about his Eternal security. Eddie has been locked away for years and lays the blame for his solitary confinement on Ken. Once he is free, he sets in motion a plan to destroy Ken and the life he has made for himself: the life that Eddie feels should have been his. When someone begins killing prostitutes in the 8th District, it’s up to Ken and his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, to solve the case. Things get complicated for the duo when the investigation turns south and the Governor’s newly initiated ‘Special Crimes Division’ shows up. During the course of the investigation, John, a devoted Christian, uses every opportunity to try and lead Ken to the Truth. Will Ken and John find the killer before more victims die? Will Eddie make good on his vow to destroy Ken? Will the ‘Special Crimes Division’ make a move to take the case away from the detectives from the 8th District? Will Ken accept the Truth that can change his life forever?
Top Customer Reviews
By Jack on October 3, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really admire the author for his originality and courage. The story is written with 3 POV’s which admittedly was a little awkward at first – but took very little time for me to get accustomed to. In the end, I think the multiple POV’s actually added to the experience. Also, the author took a stand on concept that I think could be very controversial to some.
I would definitely recommend this!