Tell us a little about your book.
This is a novel. On the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua in 1926, U.S. expatriates manage fruit plantations, timber companies, and gold mines. When a stunning local woman named Dorette Fox entangles herself with two Americans, the desultory love triangle combined with an escalating civil war results in murder. Cordell Fletcher, a young officer from the U.S. consulate sent north from Bluefields to investigate the death, finds that the shooting is not over.
What inspired you to write this book?
This is a story I heard from an old man on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua when I lived a few years in the area. He told me about the people involved; I had to make educated guesses about why they acted the way they did; the fact that there was a nascent civil war at the time would explain a lot, I think.
What are you doing to market your book?
Trying to get in touch with blogs and websites concerning Nicaragua. One important site has been Nicaragua Living, which runs reviews
What was the biggest challenge you faced writing this book and how did you overcome it?
I had it third-person, to begin with, but switched it to first. It took some time, but was an improvement.
What is your next project?
A novel about my publisher, White Cedar Press.
We are proud to announce that Paulo d’Avignon Bruschet, Chief Production Editor of White Cedar Press, has been inscribed into the Fédération Internationale de Imprimerie, the publishing industry’s most prestigious professional association.
Paulo joined us in 2000 (in our Miami office) after moving from Toronto, Ontario, where he had edited Football North America, Canada’s leading soccer magazine. Paulo was born in Chile of Brazilian parents and brings to White Cedar Press an unsurpassed familiarity with printing and Romance languages thanks to his education in Havana, the then-USSR, and Antwerp, Belgium. Paulo worked closely with Alexander Solzhenitsyn while a student and now cultivates excellence among our many writers.
Paulo enjoys the unequivocal support of his colleagues at White Cedar Press who have stood by his side through these past 12 years of sometimes difficult work. During sabbaticals in 2003-2004 and 2006-2011 Paulo researched a number of experimental residential psychological discernment centers; his impressive, 1,600-page account of those many months, White Walls and Burlap Mattresses, is under consideration by several publishing houses.
Paulo is also a certified PADI scuba instructor and was equipment manager of the Miami Fusion of Major League Soccer from 1998 to 2001. Please join us in our congratulations.
Have you published anything else?
Other things listed on Amazon. I’m happy with their reviews.
Any advice for other writers/indie authors out there?
Speaking as an author . . . no, not yet.