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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Welcome to David Snowdon and his latest book "The Mind of a Genius"

David, could you tell our readers a little about yourself. What are some of the events that have influenced your life today?
As a child I used to write and narrate short stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Later on in life, when I started reading novels, I had an urge to write. One day in 1983, I woke up and started writing a book. And that is how it started.

What inspired you to write your latest book “The Mind of a Genius”

I wrote my first espionage thriller in 1984, and I enjoyed writing it. Twenty-three years later, I had an urge to write a contemporary espionage thriller. And thus, The Mind of a Genius, was born.

David, do write a plot or outline before you start writing?
It all starts with an idea. When I get an idea for a story, I write an outline, I do some research and then I start writing.

Has there been any Authors in particular, that inspired the writing of this story?
The James Bond films that were the adaptations of Ian Fleming’s spy fiction novels initially got me interested in espionage movies as a child. But that isn’t why I wrote the book. I wrote, The Mind of a Genius, because I felt like writing a modern-day, espionage thriller.

What makes this book special to you?
Two things make it special. It’s my second published work and my first espionage novel to be published.

How did you choose the cover for the book?
It was chosen by the publisher. I just had to approve it.

Has there been any stumbling blocks in your writing of this book?
None that I can think of.
What was the most positive experience in writing, The Mind of a Genius?

I got a lot of satisfaction from writing another espionage thriller, twenty-three years after I wrote the first one. Writing the book brought back some good memories. The funny thing is that if you’ve done something before, the second time around is always easier than the first time.

What other projects are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on my new book.

Do you write to make money or for the love of writing?
It’s good to make some money, but money isn’t everything. And I would still do it even if I wasn’t making any money out of it, for the sheer satisfaction that I get from writing. The ability to create a story, the ability to create a plot, the ability to create characters and the ability to play with words is so wonderful. And I love it.

Could you share some of your ways of marketing your book?
The internet is a wealth of information for book promotion. At the moment, I’m doing a virtual blog tour.

Why did you not have the book you wrote in 1984 published?
The book wasn’t sent to the publishers.

Have you had a good response from the American market being a British Author?
Yes. So far there’s been a certain amount of interest. As far as I’m concerned, people will buy a book irrespective of where the author comes from, if they like the book.

Who is your favourite Author?
I haven’t read a lot of fiction lately, so I don’t have one at the moment.

Thank you very much for your time David andf good luck with your book. We look forward to the next one.

For more information see details below.

The Mind of a Genius by David Snowdon
(The Formula That Could Change The World)

Special Agent, Jason Clay from the MI4 is hired to find a secret formula that was invented by the famous British scientist, Malcolm Prince. The only weak element in Clay’s strategy to accomplish his mission is Laura Prince, the beautiful wife of the scientist, who Clay has to seduce in order to obtain the formula.

But the CIA, the Denmark Intelligence, the Australian Intelligence and many other very determined individuals are also after that formula, and can’t wait to get their hands on it. The competition is fierce, but who’s going to win?

The story develops as a travel through the world; with the action starting in London, then moving onto Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Australia.

Clay appears to be the right man for the job; extremely handsome and a natural charmer, nothing could be easier for him than seducing a beautiful woman in order to obtain a top secret.

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About the book:
The Mind of a Genius by David Snowdon
ISBN: 978-0-9552650-1-3
Publisher: Pentergen Books
Pages: 288
S.R.P £6.99/ $13.56

Available from Waterstone’s, Blackwells, and from the author at his website

About David Snowdon -
British thriller writer, David Snowdon was born in London, and lives in London. He started writing in 1983, and wrote his first book, which hasn’t been published in 1984. His first published work, Too Young To die, was published in August 2006. And his second novel, The Mind of a Genius, was published in November 2007.

To learn more about David Snowdon and The Mind of a Genius, visit and to learn more about his virtual tour in early 2009,

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