Author Interview – Brian Wilson

I would like to welcome Brian Wilson, author of Bumpy Roads, to my blog today. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me and share your author story with me and my readers.


  • What is your name and where do you call home? Brian Wilson, New Zealand

  • Do you have a pen name? NO

  • What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? ‘Bumpy Roads- a collection of short stories’. This is a collection of 35 short stories- some humorous and others thought provoking. They are based in 8 countries.

  • Is the above book part of a series? No

  • What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? I have always liked writing. Following the earthquake of 2011, which brought down the building across the road from where I worked and entombed the 113 occupants, I began to use this and other experiences to produce short stories. These were mostly fiction. I have been fortunate to have traveled the world and have a rich experience to draw from.

  • How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)? I drew the cartoon cover.

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  • Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? NO

  • How did you come up with the title for your book(s)? ‘Bumpy Roads’ is a play on words. It aptly describes post-earthquake Christchurch-my city, and the bumpy roads people of Christchurch and in other countries experience at times in their lives.

  • Do you have a book trailer? If so where can we watch it? I would like one.

  • Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? Paperbacks, but my books come in paperback, hard cover and e-books.  

  • Are you a self-published/Indie author? Self-published through a print on demand publisher

  • If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? I couldn’t be bothered going through the long and disheartening process of sending manuscripts out to lots of publishers until one accepted my work.

  • Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it? No

  • What is your opinion of novellas? I have no problems reading these.

  • Have you ever read a book just based on its cover? NO

  • What is your favorite film based on a book? James Bond

  • What is your favorite book genre at the moment? For my own reading –novels. For my writing- short stories.

  • What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? Currently I am not reading any books as I am too busy.

  • Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing? travel

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