Tell me about yourself. What inspired you to write?
As a pre-teen, I found reading enabled me to escape from the bonds of my surroundings, and be transported to other places and other worlds, as I grew older, everything around me was that inspiration.
Describe your desk / writing space.
I don’t want to sound flippant, but my desk is a trash pile where no-one but I can find things. Seriously, my desk is always a mess, and after I clean it up and organize it, within a day, it’s back to where it was.
Do you have a writing routine, or do you write when inspired?
I follow the write every day routine. It works! Inspiration comes as I write, and for those looking to write, the rule of a thousand words a day becomes an easy habit to follow.
How do you come up with the title to your books?
They usually present themselves as I write. Every once in a while, I get a title in my head, and then write the book. One of those title first books was Born to Magic. The title hit me as I was first contemplating a world after an apocalypse; not a fully dystopian world, but one with an unimaginably dark side born of the disaster their ancestors created, and opposing them is a hopeful side, whose ancestors were the few survivors of the apocalypse.
What was the hardest scene for you to write? Which scene was your favorite to write?
After 43 books, it’s not a fair question; but, if I must answer it, let me say the prologue to Queen of Knights, was my favorite scene. The hardest? Somehow, like pain, there’s a memory of something, but no real connection.
Where Weavers Daire
Ten years after the last war, Melinda Scott discovers something in deep space and is dragged back into a world her family was banished from. Now with Necromancers to her left, Liches to her right and humanity in the middle it’s up to her to figure out why someone is trying to kill her. Where Weavers Daire is the first book in a new rip-roaring space opera series in the same vein as Babylon 5, Firefly, Farscape and Star Wars!
R. K. Bentley was raised in New England on a steady diet of 80’s Cartoons, Tom Baker Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Star Trek, Star Wars, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, comics books & movies. He is member and Social Media Director for the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA). Where Weavers Daire is his first novel, when not writing he enjoys photography, traveling and reading books.
What inspired your book/series?
Everything and everyone inspires my books. For example, the Hyte Maneuver was born aboard an airplane by people watching: There was a nice senior couple in two seats, and a darker Mediterranean appearing man in another, I pictured him as a terrorist, and a hijacker, and went from there. In my Tales of Nevaeh Series, I envisioned a world, 3000 years from now, as the results of what was started in the authoritarian, political, and terrorist movements during the period from 2014 to now, and then extrapolated from there.
What are you working on next?
Combining my two favorite genres, Mystery and Sci-Fi.
What authors or books have influenced your writing?
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Frank Yerby, Rafael Sabatini, Andre (Mary Alice) Norton, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Robert Ludlum, Arthur C. Clark, Alexandre Dumas, Raymond Chandler— I’ll stop here.
If you could live anywhere, in this world or fantasy, where would you live?
In this world—In Montepulciano, Italy, on top of the mountain overseeing Tuscany; in my Fantasy world of Nevaeh, Tolemac, the capitol of Nevaeh.
What is your favorite meal?
Eating a great meal out! 40 odd years ago, when my wife and I first married, she admitted cooking was not her greatest skill. (truth be told, cooking wasn’t my mother’s best skill either, so, as an only child, I learned to cook early on.) My wife and I made a deal. I would cook and she would clean. Now you know why my favorite meals are eaten out. (Another truth—strong women abound in my family, which is probably why both my male and female protagonists are so strong! )
Coffee or tea? Wine or beer?
Coffee- strong! Wine, red and good!
Describe yourself in three words.
Impossible to describe. OR I write stories Both are accurate.