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Interview with L.G. Bradshaw, author of ‘Dot to Dot’


About L.G. Bradshaw

L.G. Bradshaw lives in Minnesota.  He served in the United States Army and worked as a Minneapolis police officer for 14 years, witnessing a seemingly endless stream of human depravity, some of which has found a home in his writing.  ‘Dot to Dot’ is his first of many novels, and defies convention. Dot to Dot can’t be pigeonholed into any one genre.  It’s got a little bit of everything: drama, comedy, horror.  Even a necropheliac serial killer thrown in for good measure.”

Bradshaw has finished two other novles and is currently working on a fourth.  For more information on the author, visit his website: www.lgbradshaw.com.

The Interview

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

‘Dot to Dot’ has a little bit of everything: drama, horror, suspense, comedy, romance. Some of the characters are normal, everyday people, others are a bit over the top. I think it’s got something for everyone. Even a cannibalistic, necrophiliac serial killer thrown in the mix for good measure.

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

I wanted to write in my own style, not something that was a cookie cutter type novel. So many of those out there right now. Originality in writing these days seems to be in short supply. Fuck it, that’s not me. I write what I want. If you like it, cool. If not, that’s cool, too. Frankly, I don’t write for anyone but me.

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

I’m not passionate about any causes. I’m too lazy for that shit. What I am passionate about are relationships. Family, friends, my sons. Relationships with those people are what really matter to me, not some made up cause. If that’s your thing, that’s cool. Just not my bag, baby.

What is the most important thing in your life right now?

My sons! Love them more than anything. They have taught me the meaning of unconditional love. Outside of that relationship, unconditional love doesn’t exist. At least in my opinion.

What are you currently working on?

Finished two other novels, and currently writing a fourth. All are great! I think each one gets successively better.

Do you have any advice for writers or readers?

Write what you want. Write the way you want. Fuck what the critics say. Who the hell are they anyway?

About Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot

Dot to Dot is a literary relay race revolving around one central theme: we are all connected.  These connections may be seemingly insignificant – bumping into an old friend on the street or passing a stranger in a hospital corridor – but they have the potential to alter the course of our lives, some slightly, others in more profound and lasting ways.

The race begins with an embattled United States senator and moves from character to character like wildfire: the senator’s disgraced wife who decides to leave the public eye following the outing of her husband; the motley crew of movers tasked with transporting the senator’s wife and kids back home to New Mexico; a boy who takes matters into his own hands to save himself and his mother from her murderous boyfriend; a private detective who discovers that his past has come back to haunt him; a police chief who spends his own money to help a Mexican family; the Mexican family themselves who are desperate to get their kidnapped daughter back; a country music singer who stumbles on fame after heartbreak; and, finally, a serial killer who has the tables turned on him by a very unlikely avenging angel.

Simply put, ‘Dot to Dot’ is a story about people, some extraordinary, some not, but all memorable and flawed in their own unique ways.


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