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Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

In an exclusive interview, get to know Robert Brighton, the author of the gripping novel, “The Buffalo Butcher: Jack the Ripper in the Electric City.” Tired of the traditional hero-centric retellings of Jack the Ripper’s infamous story, Brighton takes a unique approach in his book by giving a voice to the victims. Join him as he shares his inspiration behind the novel, the theme songs he envisions for his characters, and his love for social history. With his immersive storytelling and authentic portrayal of historical attitudes and social behavior, Brighton invites readers to explore the unlikely connections between friendship, love, and dignity in the most unexpected places.

Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

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Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

What inspired you to write The Buffalo Butcher?

I was disgusted by the ‘hero worshipful’ tone of all too many Jack the Ripper books and wanted to write one from the victims’ point of view: how five exploited women band together to catch a killer—and reclaim their humanity.

Theme songs for the main characters of The Buffalo Butcher

For the main characters of The Buffalo Butcher, I would choose “Angel of the Morning” for Helen Crosby and “Death on Two Legs” by Queen for George Grand. These songs reflect the personalities and journeys of these characters in the book.

Favorite genre to read

My favorite genre to read is social history (nonfiction). I find that understanding historical attitudes and social behavior is essential to writing authentic historical fiction. By immersing myself in the past, I can accurately recreate the world in which my characters live.

Favorite genre to write

My favorite genre to write is “immersive historical fiction”. I enjoy delving into the past and bringing it to life through storytelling. It allows me to transport readers to a different time and place, and provide a deep and immersive reading experience.

Books on your TBR pile right now

Currently, the books on my to-be-read pile are Homer’s Iliad translated by Lattimore, Paideia by Jaeger, and The Great Guano Rush by Skaggs. I am always seeking to expand my knowledge and understanding of history, as it fuels my writing and helps me create more authentic and engaging stories.

Favorite scene to write in your book

One of my favorite scenes to write in The Buffalo Butcher was the scene on the Midway. It was a pivotal moment in the story where the characters’ lives intersected and it allowed for a lot of character development and tension. Writing that scene was both exciting and challenging, but ultimately rewarding.

Quirky writing habits

I do have a quirky writing habit. All my notes and ideas are first written down with a pencil in a notebook. I find that physically writing helps me connect with my thoughts and ideas, and allows for a more organic and creative writing process. I only use the laptop when I’m ready to write a scene down as I see and hear it in my mind’s eye.

Motto, quote, or philosophy you live by

One motto, quote, or philosophy that I live by is “Leap, and the net will appear” by John Burroughs. This quote reminds me to take risks and follow my passions, even if I am uncertain of the outcome. It encourages me to trust in my abilities and believe that everything will work out in the end.

One thing for readers to remember after reading your book

After reading The Buffalo Butcher, I want readers to remember that friendship, love, and dignity can be found in the most unlikely places. The story revolves around the lives of five exploited women who come together to catch a killer and reclaim their humanity. It is a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is always the potential for hope, redemption, and strong connections between people.

Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

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About Robert Brighton

Robert Brighton is the author of the new book, The Buffalo Butcher: Jack the Ripper in the Electric City. In this gripping historical fiction, he explores the story of five exploited women who band together to catch a killer and reclaim their humanity. With a passion for social history and immersive storytelling, Brighton brings the past to life in his work, transporting readers to different eras and providing deep and engaging reading experiences.

Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

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Connect with Robert Brighton

To learn more about Robert Brighton and his work, you can visit his author site. There, you can find information about his books, upcoming projects, and additional insights into his writing process and inspirations.

Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

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Conclusion

In this interview, we had the pleasure of speaking with Robert Brighton, the author of The Buffalo Butcher: Jack the Ripper in the Electric City. Brighton shared his inspiration for the book, his favorite genre to read and write, and offered a glimpse into his writing habits. With a passion for historical fiction and a dedication to creating immersive and authentic stories, Brighton’s work is sure to captivate readers and transport them to different eras and worlds. If you’re looking for a gripping and thought-provoking read, be sure to check out The Buffalo Butcher.

Interview with Robert Brighton, Author of The Buffalo Butcher

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