Interview with Author Robert James Bridge – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Robert James Bridge

Robert James Bridge is almost 82 years old. He lives on the South East coast of the UK along with his wife who is at last got the all clear from breast cancer which has taken its toll on not only them, but of course the family.

The journey of his writings began many years ago whilst he was at school he used to get told off for slipping into a world of make believe. A dreamer he thinks he was called many times.  He began his writing short stories, then increased to larger works, mostly varied in nature because he wanted to write about various things. For years he dreamt of the day he would get publication from a genuine publisher who never asked for payment. This was until his publisher avidpublishingLLC came along and offered to publish his books for free.  He was of course astounded to receive such a accolade and today he can at last call himself a published author.

Ramona: Tell me more about your latest book

My latest book is a on the edge thriller entitled The Black and White House.  The story opens in 1950 in Memphis,not long after racism was almost eradicated for good,or so we hoped in those days? Joshua Jenks a black boy was perhaps luckier than his friends when his folks gained employment with a local rich white family who had inherited a whisky company in Scotland. Joshua became the son Sam Mcloed and his wife had always wanted even though they had a daughter same age as Joshua. With Sam’s money and expertise plus against all odds Joshua Jenks becomes Senator for Memphis then Middle East Advisor with direct contact to the president himself and this is where the suspense and intrigue kicks in.

Ramona: Is there lots to do before you drive in and start writing the story?

Yes, I usually begin by writing down the names of those I wish to include in my book, then hopefully do a couple of pages per day. I don’t think writers are born but it takes a lot of vision and hard work to get to the stage when your book is ready?

Ramona: What motivated you to become an author?

My love of creating words that would leap out from the page and inspire me to write the story, of how I would be engulfed in a world of fantasy I suppose?

Ramona: What brought you to write your books?

I was given some real-life stories by a relative who has now passed away and these stories fascinated me by taking me into page by page excitement, with the realisation I was not only reading true stories but that I could write my own fictional account of these stories using fictional characters such as:

A Bolt From The Blue-The Halifax Explosion 1917

Kinmel Revisited- 1919.

Ramona: How many books have you written so far? List and name them all here

So far I have written eight books and various short stories that are not big enough for a book size,They are a series of adult fictional crime ie four books in total such as:

Hell Bent on Murder.

Hell Bent on Revenge

Hell Bent on Corruption

Hell Bent on Blackmail

Historical Fiction written around true stories using fictional characters:

A Bolt From The Blue-The Halifax Explosion 1917

Kinmel Revisited- 1919

Irish Romantic Fiction:

S.W.A.L.K. Sealed With A Loving Kiss

Thriller: The Black and White House

Ramona: What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?

None really.  I just conjure up stories in my head and mostly write more than read.

Ramona: Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit.  Any tips for aspiring writers?

I would suggest to aspiring writers that they never ever give up if it’s their ambition to become an author. Take tips from other writers and go through you work over and over until you get it right.

Visit Robert James Bridge book links:-

Draft2 Digital.


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