Most of us have asked ourselves that question at one point or another. For others, I may now have a ‘Les Miserables’ song stuck in your head, and I apologize. Or some of you really do wonder, who really is Derek R. J. Borne?
In a nutshell, a simple, married construction worker who’s a nerd and enjoys musicals, and occasionally has time to write (my blogging is still quite irregular). But you probably also wonder, “What makes his books different from any other?”
Well my friends, you shall come to know the ways of, well me.
When it came to writing “The Ultimate Agent”, yes it has action. Yes it has romance, humour, intrigue, and so on. No, it doesn’t have bloody murder. Dialogue has no swearing/cursing. And let’s face it, authors should be able to give their characters a VOCABULARY, right? And when it comes to romance, there’s no funny stuff between any sheets (and lets leave that in the bedroom, shall we?),
Morals seem to be a thing of the past. The world is desensitized to many things that should bother the conscience. To write about those things is, well, not really needed in my humble opinion.
If you want a good book that your children can read without having to worry about what they’re feeding their minds, please give these ones a chance. Or if you want to get away from novels with characters that all swear like insert word of your choice here, feel free to give “The Ultimate Agent” a try.
As well, a book should be viewed as a gift from us authors. You may have read some that had a pretty cover/wrapping paper, then come to find out it’s another ugly sweater/tie from your Uncle Pauly. Or would you rather receive a gift that you’ll love, and want to re-use or re-read again and again?
My hope is that these gifts can be received by you, from me. The lowly author who writes, hoping to create something special for you to enjoy. And that is who I am, and why I write.
So go ahead. Have an “Ultimate” read!
D. R. J. Borne
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