1. Please tell me a bit about yourself
I’m fast approaching the dreaded 40, I’m a big fan of mythology and history, and just about my most favourite place in the world is Egypt, I’ve been there a couple of times and I look forward to going back there at my next opportunity so I can see the Pyramids.
2. How long have you been writing?
I’m coming up to 30 years of writing, off and on, which seems like an incredibly long period of time now I think about it.
3. Is writing your full-time job? Or do you have a career/job outside of writing?
I suppose you could say writing is my full-time job, though it doesn’t yet pay a wage, something I hope will change in the near future.
4. What is the most challenging or least favourite part of writing?
This is a no-brainer for me, marketing/promotion is by favourite my most challenging and least favourite part of writing. I really struggle with it, which is probably why I don’t like it too much.
5. Who is your favourite character and/or villain and why?
I have a number of characters I really like, from a variety of books, but I think Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones is one of my all-time favourites – he’s a complex and interesting person who wants to do the best he can, and isn’t afraid to do what might be unpopular, plus he’s smart and brave.
6. What genre(s) do you write about?
I mostly write crime mysteries/thrillers, but I have also written a couple of sci-fi novels I intend publishing eventually and a children’s adventure/mystery a la Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.
7. What is your favourite book?
This is such a tough question, I like so many books in so many different genres.
8. What advice would you offer someone new to writing?
I have a few pieces of advice to give, but if I’m honest, I don’t consider myself qualified to give advice, I haven’t yet earned the right. That said, write as much and as often as you can, and read plenty.
9. Please tell me about your current or upcoming release.
My upcoming release is a thriller about a serial killer attacking the daughters of a small English village, Written In Blood is due out in April.
Book Blurb: A kidnapped teen, held who knows where
3.5 million Euros are demanded in ransom, but is that all the kidnappers want?
Inspector Stone is tasked with finding the girl and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it’s almost impossible. When it turns out that the Russian Mafia might be involved in the kidnapping, things begin to spiral out of Stone’s control. Unknown to either Stone or Alice’s parents, the kidnappers have more in mind than collecting a ransom. Stone needs to find Alice before the ransom can be paid and the kidnappers can make good on their threats. Or it won’t just be Alice that becomes a victim to their deadly plans…
Book Release Date: Nov 2016