BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Giveaway & Interview with Author Henry Mosquera

Today we welcome new author Henry Mosquera. Henry Mosquera is a writer and artist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended the University of Miami, Florida, where he obtained a double major in Graphic Design and Film. As a writer, he enjoys researching his novels extensively, including gaining firsthand knowledge of some of his characters’ skills. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, dog, and cat. “Sleeper’s Run” is his first novel. You can follow him on facebook. ETA: I had the wrong facebook link initially, this is the correct one.

"Sleeper's Run" released on July 27 th of this year and is published by Oddity Media.

Book Blurb, from Amazon:

War on Terror veteran, Eric Caine, is found wandering the streets of Miami with no memory of the car accident that left him there. Alone and suffering from PTSD, Eric is on a one-way road to self-destruction. Then a chance meeting at a bar begins a series of events that helps Eric start anew. When his new job relocates him to Venezuela–the land of his childhood–things, however, take an ominous turn as a catastrophic event threatens the stability of the country. Now Eric must escape an elite team of CIA assassins as he tries to uncover an international conspiracy in which nothing is what it seems.

After the interview, there's a giveaway.

Welcome to the Nook Henry, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to answer some questions.  

Bea: To start off, can you tell me a little bit about yourself?  How did
you become interested in writing suspense novels?

Henry: Of course. I’m a writer and artist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I studied film and graphic design at University of Miami. I'm married and currently work as a freelance graphic artist in Los Angeles.

I became interested in writing thrillers because I like to tell stories, no matter the medium. It could be through film, books, graphic novels, video games; I just enjoy creating. I love the genre and I had been playing with a
few ideas in my mind, which I thought would make for a great novel. So, I rolled up my sleeves and almost four years later I find myself as an author.

Bea:  Can you tell us a little about your novel, Sleeper's Run?

Henry: "Sleeper's Run" is about Eric Caine, a self-destructive War on Terror veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. A chance encounter helps him straighten out his life and find a new job that takes him back to Venezuela, the country of his childhood (Eric is half-American and half-Venezuelan). Once there, he gets tangled up in an international conspiracy that threatens the very future of the government. Eric has to outwit a team of assassins while trying to uncover the truth in a world in which nothing is what it seems.

Bea: What inspired you to write Sleeper's Run?  How much research was involved in the writing?

Henry: The book was inspired by a combination of things: a few ideas I had to write
a thriller, the current political situation in Venezuela, and a interest in history and global matters.

Research was extensive as the novel is based on non-fiction sources; even the more farfetched elements. Books, articles and documentaries became the basis of the research. I also used my knowledge of certain topics like martial arts, traveling, the military, etc. Not satisfied with that, I went the extra yard and took urban survival classes, flying lessons, weapons training and a few other helpful skills. Whenever possible I picked the brains of people who either teach or experience things related to the story. It was a fun, educational and eye-opening process.

Bea: What was your greatest challenge while writing this novel?

Henry: The greatest challenge was to write a highly engaging and entertaining fiction story that touched on very serious, real themes. On top of that, I wanted to portray everything in the book as accurately as I could, without turning it into a technical manual. Everything had to be grounded in reality.

Thank you Henry. Best of luck with "Sleeper's Run".


Now for the giveaway.  Courtesy of Meryl L Moss Media, I have a "Sleeper's run" t-shirt. It's a US size XL, unisex style. 

Want it? Follow the directions below to enter. Good luck!


  1. I love Suspect with Cher.

  2. Primal Fear is my favourite suspense movie. I love Edward Norton.


  3. I adore North by Northwest ....Hitchcock you know! The king.

  4. Hmmmmm. Thats a hard question. I enjoyed the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Seven is a good movie. There are so many!

  5. I don't read a lot of suspense book but I am reading The Lost Symbol now and am really liking it.

  6. I am not a big suspense fan but I did like the movie The Bone Collector.



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