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David Rex Bonnewell

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photograph, David Bonnewell, courtesy of the author; 220x201

David Rex Bonnewell

Born a perfect angel on May 10, 1971 in Wilmington, Delaware, David Rex Bonnewell found his inner demon at the impressionable young age of nine after watching a certain horror movie classic called An American Werewolf In London. Since then, David has absorbed and been inspired by countless horror, fantasy and science fiction movies and stories. A lot of what he writes is tinged with humor as well.

David is the published author of more than a dozen short stories and poems in the genres of horror, science fiction and fantasy. When he isn't writing, David enjoys traveling the world, fishing, playing computer games and, of course, reading exciting works of fiction. David currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with his oddly eclectic collection of fascinating memorabilia.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Though I have yet to experience the privilege of meeting any of my fans in person, their encouraging words via social media sites has always driven me, and continues to drive me forward in my writing. I write as much for my readers as for myself.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

I can't say that there is, but then I'm still pretty new at this. I'm sure that in time I will have many memorable moments to look fondly back on.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

I wouldn't say I have a favorite author, though I am a voracious reader. Most authors have their own unique styles, and I'm sure I absorbed small bits of many of those styles over the years. I will say that Stephen King's On Writing has heavily influenced me as a writer, and that I often return to it for solace and inspiration.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

I'll go with a starship, as being trapped in a lift makes me anxious. Leonard Nimoy (a.k.a. Mr. Spock, The First). I think he'd be a fascinating conversationalist and a generally cool guy to hang with. Plus he could pilot the starship!...He CAN pilot a starship, right?

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Kim Jong-un. Trapped in a lift. Trapped on a spaceship. Trapped anywhere. He's like an onery little warthog.

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Toothbrush, socks, underwear, a copy of Juggs magazine...*ahem*. Plenty of pens, pencils and pads of paper, positively! (Try saying that fast ten times!). My favorite photo of my girlfriend. I gotta have Progresso hearty tomato soup with Goldfish parmesan crackers for my simple comfort food. Stagg chili (fiber's important, folks!). Red seedless grapes (I eat them like popcorn. They're an absolute writing staple). Sugar-free Jelly Belly jelly beans would satisfy my candy cravings. Many quarts of Rita's Italian ice (mango's my favorite). Then there's Earl Grey tea and diet Vanilla Coke. Last, but not least, Stephen King's On Writing.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

I suppose I would most like to achieve an everlasting readership. There is a certain immortality in that, I think. Plus, I like the idea that future generations would be entertained and/or positively inspired by what I write.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

A job done (hopefully well). A tale told. A story wickedly written. Oh, and the excising of my demons (figuratively speaking). Yeah, those pesky little buggers. Lol.

submitted by David Rex Bonnewell

26 July 2014

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Just the facts:
Born: I was born...or hatched (the jury's still out on that one) on May 10th, 1971 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Resides: Chandler, Arizona, USA.

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