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Interview with Brad Cotton, author of 'Boundless'

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How did you come up with the title of your book?

I let titles just happen. Somewhere near the middle of the first draft, Boundless seemed to fit. I think it still does. I like that it can be interpreted in a few different ways.

What is your writing environment like?

Room temperature. Moderate humidity. Limited wildlife. Alcohol.

What is your favorite quote? Why?

I don’t know that I have a favorite quote… although there are some great Seinfeld lines that come up all the time. I’ll go with this one: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

How has your upbringing influenced your writing?

It made me who I am. Hopefully that comes with some originality, humor, and the right amount of guilt to keep me normal.

What inspires you to write?

My bones.

What do you consider the most challenging part about writing a novel, or about writing in general?

Getting my first book published was challenging. For this book, it’s getting people who have never read anything by me to give it a whirl.

Did you learn anything while writing this book? If so, what was it?

Bite off more than you can chew. It motivates.

What have you done to promote this book?

So far, answered 8 interview questions.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers?

The Internet, other books, other writers, and when all else fails, industrial paper shredder.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I have some left-over cake you’re welcome to.


Title: Boundless
Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction
Author: Brad Cotton
Publisher: Prinia Press
Pages: 458

Best friends Duncan and Ray run a successful bookie business in Phoenix. Outgrowing the life they began in college, the late twenty-something pair set out on the road with a plan to never return. Their trip takes them cross-country with eventful stops in Las Vegas, Omaha, and Niagara Falls. Along their journey they meet several colorful characters and even agree to bring a pretty young girl named Ruby along with them for the ride. Landing in Boston to run an errand for an old friend, the travelers begin to lay roots in an attempt to forge for themselves the life they’d always hoped for. Easier said than done. As romances begin to burgeon, and one of their lives is put in danger, the group quickly discovers that where they are may indeed have little effect on who they are.


Born and raised in Toronto, Brad has been writing professionally for over a decade. An average guitarist, a sub-par painter, and a horrible juggler of anything larger than a tangerine, he is currently married to a woman, but does not have a cat, a drum set or any children.

You can visit Brad’s website at, and also find him on Facebook, and Twitter @bradcott0n.


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