Bradshaw’s inspiration for debut novel DOT TO DOT

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 tDot to Dothe mix for good measure.

One thing’s for certain, you’ll never know what’s coming next.  Some parts will hit you like a sucker punch, which is exactly what I hope happens.  Life isn’t predictable, and neither is Dot to Dot. You won’t know what’s coming next.

‘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.

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.  Screw 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.  That may be a selfish way to look at it, but that’s the way it is.  For me, writing is a selfish process.  It’s my wrists that I’m slitting onto those pages.  How’s that for disturbing imagery?

So, bottom line is this: read Dot to Dot.  You will definitely be entertained, and maybe even sickened.  Some of it will make you laugh, some will make you cry.  Parts of it might even haunt your dreams and leave you lying awake at night wondering about that tapping sound coming from outside your bedroom window.  Is is Crazy Chester come to life?  You never know…

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.

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

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