Author Interview: Rick Bennett

Nicholas Adams grew up in the small, rural town of Boring, OR with his six brothers and sisters. After graduating from High School in Gresham, OR he attended BYU-ID and received his Associates Degree in Pre-Med.chitects (AIA).

Who are you?

Rick Bennett

​Where do you live?

Draper, Utah in “The Pirate Cottage”

What’s your home life like?

Sedate except for daily bicycle 25-50 mile bicycle rides.

What genre(s) to you like to write? To read?

Thriller/mystery verging into Sci-Fi.

Why did you start writing?

Good question. Some inner muse has plagued me since I was 5 years old.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Ride bicycles (road bike), read, go to movies, and write scurrilous ads for my high-tech clients.

Where do you like to go when looking for a new book to read?

First, I check out new books from my favorite authors and pre-order them on Amazon. I also get a daily list of free books available on Kindle from Amazon.

At what point do you call it quits when reading a new book?

About the 20th occurrence of the word “was” in the first two pages.

Are you independently or traditionally published?

Independent right now, although I’ve sworn off this in the future. If I can’t get either an agent or a legitimate hard-cover publisher, I’ll bag the project and start anew.

How many books/stories have you published so far?

Two novels, both on Amazon in Kindle and paper formats.

What book/story are you currently promoting or working on? 

Two novels: Destroying Angel and Daddy’s Little Felons.

​What’s the elevator pitch?

Destroying Angel pitch: A self-aware/conscious AI takes on a female personae and comes to the aid of some absolutely downtrodden women. In the process, THE REAL DESTROYING ANGEL becomes aware of his mission in life.

Daddy’s Little Felons:  A one-man force of nature declares, wages, and wins a world cyber war. In the process, he thwarts an alien attempt to destroy our planet  (although that story is the sequel).