Davis Bunn: Dream Big
As a young businessman, Davis Bunn’s travels took him to over 40 countries—but the real adventure began when he was 28 and became both a Christian and a writer in the span of two weeks.
Now his novels, which have been translated into 16 languages, span the globe too. Bunn’s latest, Hidden in Dreams (Howard Books), continues the exciting pace of Book of Dreams as readers once again root for psychologist Elena Burroughs in her struggle to interpret dreams foretelling a cataclysmic financial collapse, far worse than the Great Depression.
“In a way, you could say I’ve been researching this story all my adult life,” Bunn says. “I did my studies in international economics and finance. Observing the difficulties our nation and economy have faced over the past three years, as well as what my wife and I personally have endured, has been tough. It really was great to have this chance to give voice to what we increasingly hear, that the people at fault need to be brought to justice, and the risk of another economic collapse needs to be halted.”
Bunn often goes to great lengths to authenticate his tales. Before he was published, he even secretly recorded business meetings to document how women speak. “I then went back and wrote out every word,” he says. “It was perhaps the most boring month of my entire writing career, but gradually I found I could ‘hear’ the speech patterns of these women.
“I want to combine a truly entertaining read with a powerful after-effect. My dream is that long after the book is set down, there are still images that surface, lessons that can be drawn, genuine hope and healing, challenges and inspirations. I want my writing to be worthy of the gift.”