Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TBF Author Bio: Charles Benoit

Happy Tuesday TBF Readers!

Today is a special day for two of our TBF authors. Charles Benoit's SNOW JOB and Janet B. Taylor's INTO THE DIM are out TODAY! Break out the confetti! To celebrate Charles Benoit's latest novel, guest blogger Katie gave us some fun facts about him. Check it out:

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting books featured at TBF is You by Charles Benoit. It’s the story of Kyle, a teenage kid, and the danger and daring in his path to finding who he wants to be, and also is one of the few books ever written in 2nd person.
Unsurprisingly, Charles Benoit, himself, is similarly unique. Here are ten facts on the author of You, Cold Calls, and Fall from Grace.
  1. He published his first book, Relative Danger, at 46.
  2. He works as an ad writer. (Watch the TV commercials, my friends, for you might just be seeing the work of Charles Benoit)
  3. He originally started writing Young Adult because his wife dared him.
  4. For that matter, he was originally an adult mystery writer.
  5. He beats writer’s block by talking to his characters out loud
  6. Two of his favorite authors are Roald Dahl and P.G. Wodehouse.
  7. He was actually born here in Rochester, NY.
  8. He says that his favorite topic to write books about is unusual circumstances and the people who get caught up in them.
  9. He enjoys ska (Jamaican-style) music and plays in Some Ska Band.
  10. He plays tenor sax in this band and tends to line up other songs he plays to what he’s writing.
Hope you enjoy, my fellow book enthusiasts, and see you at TBF!

Thanks Katie! Since today is Charles's book birthday, we are hosting a giveaway! You can win a SIGNED copy of SNOW JOB. Here is how you can win:

In the comments below post your favorite P.G. Wodehouse quote. If you want to be a writer, Charles highly recommends you read him. Even if you're not a writer, you should still read this legendary writer. This giveaway ends MARCH 22!

That's it for today! Be sure to enter the contest!

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