Who is Dennis Bailey and Why Should I Care?

Dennis Bailey Dennis Bailey

@dbaileyauthor

DB-headshotWelcome.
Since I know there are literally thousands of web and blog sites out there, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to visit mine. I assume that if you’re reading this, it’s because you want to know something more about me and my life as an author. Despite the mystique surrounding the art of writing, there is nothing mysterious about being a writer. I’m a husband, father, and retired police detective. And like so many others who have made writing a second career, I pull from experiences in my former occupation to help develop characters for my stories.

Above that, I’m a passionate lover of the Word of God, a fact you may have already deduced from the design of my website. My first novel, Army of God–currently in the hands of my agent as we discuss publishing options–is taken from the book of Genesis and tells the story of how the animals of Noah’s Ark rose up to defend it against an invading army.

Why Should You Care?
ARMY OF GOD cropped image 2So now that you know a little something about me, you may be asking yourself, “Why should I care?” What makes this guy different from the thousands of other authors (some of whom are also ex-cops) out there? Hopefully, it’s because I seek to focus on you the reader rather than me the writer. To begin with, though I may draw on my experience in understanding the perverse criminal mind from my days as a police investigator, I don’t write police stories. I write adventure stories. Big, sweeping epics and apocalyptic thrillers based on historical events, many of which originate, or are at least influenced by the Scriptural record. Stories that get your heart pounding–stories filled with action, suspense, and a touch of romance thrown in for good measure. Army of God is one such title, the first of my novels to employ this tried and true formula.

My goal, as I know it is with every writer, is to reach you on an emotional level, to not only leave you entertained, but also feeling exhilarated, enthralled, and inspired by the reading experience. Maybe even exhausted. I know there are many other things you can do with the 13 hours it takes the average person to read a 400-page novel. I would be honored to learn you had chosen to spend that time lost in a story of mine.

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I look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings,
Dennis