Name: Timothy Horne
Hometown: Shamokin, PA
Book Title: Detective Davis and the Swamp Bandits
Dorrance Publishing (DP): Describe your book in 10 words or less.
Timothy Horne (TH): It’s about a group of detectives who solve a robbery.
DP: What made you want to write your book?
TH: I had written poems in the past and thought it would be exciting to write a book.
DP: How long did it take you to write your book?
TH: It took me about 8 months.
DP: How do you choose the names of your characters?
TH: All of my characters’ names are random.
DP: What do you do when you have writer’s block?
TH: I think about different ways the chapter can end.
DP: What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
TH: I think the last chapter was my favorite part of the book because it really brought the story together.
DP: If you were stuck on an island and had to have one person from each category with you, who would they be and why:
a. One character from your book:
TH: I think I would choose Detective Davis because he is the main character.
b. One fictional character:
TH: I would pick Gibbs from NCIS.
c. One famous person (living or dead):
TH: I would choose Jesus.
DP: Besides writing, what are your other interests?
TH: I also collect coins.
DP: Do you keep a journal?
TH: No, I don’t keep a journal.
DP: How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?
TH: I celebrated with my family.
DP: If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main characters?
TH: I think Will Estes would be a good fit for Detective Davis.
DP: What did you enjoy most about working with Dorrance Publishing?
TH: I enjoyed getting to see my book develop.
DP: Five favorite books of all time?
TH: 1) The Bible 2) The 39 Clues 3) The Chronicles of Narnia 4) Mere Christianity 5) The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
DP: One sentence of advice for other writers:
TH: Never give up on your ideas if they don’t seem to be coming together right now.
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