December Author Spotlight [BOX SPOILERS]
- By: The Scribbler Team
Welcome to Scribbler’s author spotlight series — an interview with our subscription box‘s monthly author! Each month, we’ll interview the author of our featured book to help you learn a little more about them and their writing process.
This month’s spotlight is on David Bell. Their novel She’s Gone, is our December read. You can find She’s Gone for sale anywhere books are sold.
A new page-turning thriller from USA Today bestselling author David Bell.
When a girl disappears, who do you suspect?
When 17-year-old Hunter Gifford wakes in the hospital on the night of homecoming, he’s shocked to learn he and his girlfriend, Chloe Summers, have been in a terrible car accident. Hunter has no memory of the crash, and his shock turns to horror when he is told Chloe’s blood has been found in the car―but she has disappeared.
Back at school, his fellow students taunt him, and his former best friend starts making a true-crime documentary about the case―one that points the finger directly at Hunter. And just when things can’t get any worse, Chloe’s mother stands in front of the entire town at a candlelight vigil and accuses Hunter of murder.
Under mounting pressure from the police, Hunter takes matters into his own hands by questioning anyone who might know the truth and posting videos to prove his innocence. When Hunter learns he and Chloe were seen arguing loudly outside the dance, he faces a sickening possibility. Was he angry enough to kill the person he loved? Thank you for the interview, David Bell!
1. “Pantser” or “Plotter?”
I definitely make an outline, a very detailed outline. I feel like I need that outline to guide
2. How many hours a day do you write?
That’s tough to measure. I think more in terms of words. When I’m writing a first draft, I try to write 1500-2000 words a day. However long that takes.
3. Who’s your favorite fictional character?
He’s kind of fictional and kind of not—King Arthur.
4. What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
I really like brainstorming new ideas for a book, seeing how the whole thing slowly comes together like the pieces of a puzzle. Anything is possible at that stage.
5. Do you prefer writing on paper or doing everything digitally?
I can’t even read my own handwriting, so I have to use a computer. I do scribble notes for story ideas, but sometimes I can’t read them the next day.
6. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot?
A tortoise. Slow and steady wins the race.
7. What was the last thing (song, podcast, etc.) you listened to?
I’m a Cincinnati Bengals fan, and I loyally listen to the podcast called “Hear That Podcast Growling” which is dedicated to my favorite football team. It’s much more fun when they win.
8. If you could time travel (to the past or future), where/when would you go?
That’s a tough call since I really enjoy history. How about the Battle of Little Bighorn?
9. If there’s a spider in your house, do you kill it or set it free?
We definitely escort any uninvited visitors outside and set them free. Live and let live.
10. What’s something you could eat for a week straight?
Toast, cereal, coffee.
If you’re a subscriber, you’ll get to read She’s Gone when your box arrives this month! We hope you love it like we did — and be sure to leave David a review on Goodreads once you’ve finished.
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Meet The Scribbler Team
Victoria Scott started Scribbler in 2017, after traditionally publishing an impressive number of books with companies like HarperCollins, Harlequin, Scholastic, and Macmillan. Victoria is an Uber-hailing city girl who is passionate about writing, and helping other writers find their voice.
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