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Davis Bunn

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Davis Bunn is an internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than seven million books in twenty languages.

Honored with four Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, Davis was inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame in 2014.

His bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt. A sought-after lecturer in the art of writing, Bunn was serves as Writer in Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University.

Davis Bunn also writes under the names Thomas Locke (for his epic fantasy and techno-thriller novels) and T. Davis Bunn (for books published prior to 2002).

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Davis Bunn Dear Tom,

Thanks so much for the wonderful note. You are more than welcome to send as many 'atta-boy's' as you like!

The Domino Effect was the first…more
Dear Tom,

Thanks so much for the wonderful note. You are more than welcome to send as many 'atta-boy's' as you like!

The Domino Effect was the first time in ten years that I put my finance background to work in a story. It was spurred by an opportunity to interview the head of compliance within the Bank of England, which would make him the equivalent of our SEC's watchdog chief. He was brutally frank in his concerns over the way the global banks had restarted using tactics that had brought us to the brink in 2007-8. The longer I listened to him, the more convinced I became that this was a story that had to be told, and now.

Again, thanks for writing.

Warmest regards, Davis(less)
Davis Bunn To my mind, the method of overcoming writer’s block is less important than the guidelines. Whatever it is you use, it must achieve three goals to be…moreTo my mind, the method of overcoming writer’s block is less important than the guidelines. Whatever it is you use, it must achieve three goals to be successful.

First, it must utterly separate you from your current work.

Second, it must be creatively energizing.

And third, it must be singularly important to you and you alone.

Too often, the second factor is overlooked, as most methods are creatively destructive. For me, there needs to be a measure of healthy indulgence. Surfing is first on the list, if there are waves and if I am in reach of the sea. Road cycling, particularly on new roads where there is a hint of adventure, also works.

One question that needs to be honestly addressed is the issue of solitude. To completely separate yourself from your work, do you also need to isolate yourself from others? If so, be honest. For the first five years of my published life, my greatest block-overcomer was taking a silent retreat at a monastery.(less)
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“There’s no debt. There never has been. We are friends.”
Davis Bunn, Lion of Babylon

“I have a hundred reasons to dislike this gentleman,” Erica reminded herself aloud. “And a thousand reasons more not to go courting with any man.”
Lavinia laughed at that. “Whenever has a woman’s heart listened to her head?”
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“Halfway back up the hillside, Cecilia reached behind her, and it seemed the most natural thing in the world for Brian to lean forward to take her hand.”
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