D.L. Bruin answers 5 questions

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book, Ten Percent?

D.L. Bruin: They say "write what you know." I know Show Business and police stories because I was a working kid actor and my father was an LAPD cop. When he retired, he and my mother opened a very successful boutique talent agency. They had a lot of well known clients. I was fortunate to never have to work there, but my observations of personalities (both agents and clients) through the years and my father’s recollections from his time on the force gave me the idea for the story.


Are any of your characters based on real people?

D.L. Bruin: To my knowledge, none of my parent’s clients were serial killers! But there are definitely characters in the book that are composites of people I have known. In a large part, one could say the characters all reflect different aspects of me- something that I think is true for most authors.

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

D.L. Bruin: The best thing about being a writer is being God. You create. You animate. You motivate. You teach. And you destroy. All in the name of Story... Of course, this is a double-edge sword, in that the discipline required for the task is found within.

How do you get inspired to write?


D.L. Bruin: Inspiration comes from dreams and real-life experiences.
Anger is always good for inspiration.

What are you currently working on?


D.L. Bruin: I'm currently working on an illustrated children's book titled:
"The Magic Sharqueen". It's a tale of a mixed-breed dog that overcomes prejudice and finds love with an Amer-Asian family.
Also, I'm doing a major update of my government conspiracy thriller,
"The Christopher Factor". This is a story about an experiment conducted on unwitting Air Force personnel, immediately after 9/11, that has deadly consequences fifteen years later.







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