Dominic Buffery

Dominic is all set to turn the world of Paranormal Thrillers on its head – his insightful and often moving stories are quite literally his life’s work.  Written and added to over the course of many years they are now ready for public consumption.
Dominic has led a very colourful life and this is reflected in his prose.
Dominic was born in 1956 the 4th child of Michael & Geraldine both professional artists. He was educated Redland, Bristol.
Joining the Royal Navy at 16 he went on to a further career in sonar anti-submarine warfare. Dominic has an enduring love of the sea and many of the mysteries that surround the oceans are reflected in his tales.
Following his Naval Service he retrained as a carpenter joiner subsequently found employment with the Brsitol Old Vic Theatre Royal and after 5 years of scene building he decided to set up his own company manufacturing film & photographic room sets.
After working for some years abroad with well known leisure company creating artificial rock and permanent scenery he then decided in his spare time to begin writing and has completed 4 novels to date.
He currently owns and runs 2 very successful businesses.  A recent change of direction means that he is now able to spend more time at his desk not only writing new books but also revisiting and reworking manuscripts previously written and discarded.
Dominic’s inspiration for writing came from the need to build characters and form the story form a jigsaw of ideas and an interest in the spirit and supernatural world. His knowledge of life comes from his experinces, including commanding the helm of warships, flying light aircraft and being part of the mendips cave rescue team. All of this brings with it a vast wealth of knowledge and experience of the human condition.
When asked what drives him to write Dominic said “I believe in legacy writing and a moment of creativity was born out of a need to leave something behind, life is ripples of time and how what happened in the past affects what happens today, it’s entirely a sliding doors effect and that fascinates me”.

Book(s) By Dominic Buffery


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I have spent many years building up a scenic theming business, by day I make and install the artificial landscapes that you see around theme parks and zoos.  I started writing as a hobby until last year when a friend pursued me to publish.  It took a lot of rewrites, bearing in mind that some of what I had written was at least 10 tears old.  I am now setting aside regular writing time and I feel like a real author.  That feeling of being a real author is giving me the confidence to go on and finish a second book as well as starting the sequel to The Odyssey of Daniel Bonner.

2. Describe your book The Odyssey of Daniel Bonner (The Odysseys) in 30 words or less. 

The Character of Daniel Bonner explores to age old question; are people inherently good or bad and can they change?

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

In the beginning finding time to revisit my old manuscripts was the biggest challenge.  At the end pressing the button to go live on Amazon was nerve wracking.  No matter how confident you are in every other aspect of life, putting the culmination of so much of yourself up for public scrutiny is a huge step to take.

4. What books have had the greatest influence on you?

It is difficult to choose one author who has influenced me, I am an avid reader of all sorts of genres and they all have all had an influence on some level.

5. Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?

I was lucky enough to find a publishing house that bridges the gap between self publishing and traditional publishing.  I paid them to 'self publish' my books, so that I keep control and royalties.  They also provide the marketing and routes into book shops.  The book will shortly be going on a virtual book tour which I believe to be an essential tool for independent authors.  I do not have the time or resources   for traditional tours and with the click and buy culture, online reviews and blogs are the best place for my book to be seen and achieve sales.

6. How do you spend your time when you are not writing?

My day job takes up a great deal of my time, closely followed by family and friends, all of whom inspire and encourage me to carry on writing.  So I would like to take this opportunity to thank them publicly.

7. What are you working on next?

I have just finished a book called 'Runner of the Dukeing Days' based on one the message runners during the time of the Duke of Monmouth's campaigns.  I have also outlined a sequel to The Odyssey of Daniel Bonner.

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