Publishers Weekly author interview

Highlights from PW’s Bookroom Editor, Drucilla Schultz’s 11/21/16 interview with the author:


“Indie author Ben Batchelder – who describes writing as his fourth (and final) career – says that he didn’t write his second book.  Rather, To Belém & Back ‘first wrote me.’”

“His tale of traveling the backroads of Brazil with his black lab, Atlas, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, with our reviewer describing the book as “insightful and poignant” and praising Batchelder for “seamlessly combin[ing] the personal, the political, and the cultural.”

“When it comes to [direct-to-consumer] publishing, … Batchelder stresses the three Ps: patience, persistence, and prayer.”

“Perhaps most surprising to Batchelder was the positive response and overwhelming support he has received from friends, both old and new.”


[read the entire Q&A here]

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