Davis Bunn is an internationally bestselling author with more than seven million books in print in twenty languages. Born and raised in North Carolina, he studied economics and psychology, going on to become, at the age of twenty-nine, the director of an international business advisory group based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
When he was twenty-nine, Davis began writing fiction. Davis has now been a professional novelist for twenty-four years. He was recently featured in the March issue of Welcome Home and has generously answered a few questions!
1. Why did you become a writer?
There is an old saying that goes, Nonfiction readers read to engage with the world; fiction readers read to escape. I have been escaping through books all my life. My clearest childhood memories are all centered around the ocean and books, my two great passions then and now.
I began writing at age twenty-eight, driven from a sense of growing frustration over how a life in business was just not making me happy. I had this set of unspoken assumptions I’d been carrying around since college; do this, gain that, reach this point, and happiness would be there waiting for me.
Then a series of remarkable events, and a few dear friends, brought me to the point where I thought, why not give it a try? From that very first moment, that first day of writing, I was hooked.
2. What inspired your current book?
This past year, the producer of The Golden Compass (Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig) approached me to bring the Miramar Bay series to the small screen as a streaming project. I have had a few such opportunities in the past, enough to know that there is a wide gap between first steps and the finished project. A number of elements have set this project apart, even at this early stage. One is, everyone involved (so far) are friends who are willing to help me learn about the industry. I used these early lessons to fashion the principal character. It has been a delight from day one.
3. What is next for you?
Last week I began work on the next book in the Miramar Bay project. Stay tuned to this space!