…my great pal, David Red Button Williams has tempted this ol’ Jurassic onto his terrific blog-page, Psygota Siarcod yng Nghymru/Shark Fishing in Wales... under this link sharkfishinginwales.blogspot.co.uk …why the ‘Red Button’ and the ‘Shark Fishing’? yeez ask… I highly recommend yeez go visit his page where all shall be revealed… or at least as much as can be considered decent to reveal… meantime, his page carries this extraction from me today… the man is a born persuader :
Monday, 4 May 2015
Going for Govan Gold…Seumas Gallacher…
…an ol’ Jurassic Scots Scribbler…Going for Govan Gold… the story thus far…
…my good pal, David Williams, a.k.a. David Red Button Williams as per Interpol files, has tempted fate by nudging me to recount how an itinerant Glasgow wannabe banker ended up as a prospective candidate for the ‘Literary Legend in his own Lunchbox’ Award… born in the same street as the later-to-be-WURLD-famous Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s no surprise that fitba’ (Eng: football/soccer) became the mainstay of physical development for young Master Gallacher… staying out of jail, another minor miracle, was coupled with an apprenticeship in Fledgling Financier-ism as a fifteen-year-old in the Docklands, Govan Branch of the mighty Clydesdale & North of Scotland Bank… adjacent to where another lifelong hero, Billy Connolly, began his own career in the shipyards as a welder, … the customary Glasgow coming-of-age-for-teens falling out with my father ensued, and after a friendly family punchup, I left the metropolis to go live, WURK and enjoy six wonderful years in Tobermory in the Scottish Hebridean Island of Mull… my apparent aptitude for language (no, Mabel, not swearing and cursing… proper language) led to a fluency in Gaelic and subsequent solo singing participation in the Gaelic language festivals, known as Mods… a sheaf of medals came along to constantly weigh down my luggage thereafter… see, it’s not all positivity in winning the Gaelic version of ‘Highlander’s Got Talent’… London became the intermediate port of call for all of ten years, where the language skills had to be applied even more with the locals… Lombard Street in the City polished the banking veneer of the Lad-From-Up-North to the degree where overseas duty became an attraction… thence began a thirty-five year odyssey… Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney (how the hell did that sneak in there?), Hong Kong again, and Manila in the Philippines rounded out the Far East C.V… that little journey ate up a quarter of a century… sumb’dy left a ticket lying around for the Middle East, and so, for the past decade, my coin has been earned next to the desert… the experiences, characters and stories in each and all of these destinations has provided more than ample material for fiction (although, as they say, the truth is much, much stranger on most occasions)… so why not write books, Master Gallacher?… indeed, why not… et voila! (further linguistic skill there, did yeez see that?)… the Jack Calder crime thriller series was born… 80,000+ downloads later, it appears that sumb’dy likes them… I could tell yeez which parts are from real life and which not… but then, I’d have to kill yeez… yeez know how that WURKS, right?… suffice to note… It has taken five decades across three continents to arrive at a place where I feel truly comfortable… I’m a Writer… not an ‘Aspiring Writer’ which is how I see so many authors describe themselves… I believe if yeez write at all, then yeez are Writers… so, quill-scrapers… go forth and multiply… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!… thanks for having me aboard, that man David…
VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK
SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance five years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades.
As the self-professed ‘oldest computer Jurassic on the planet’ his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self-publishing. As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer’s need to ‘build the platform’, and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 20,000 direct contacts.
His ‘Jack Calder’ crime-thrillers series, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY, VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK and SAVAGE PAYBACK blew his mind with more than 80,000 e-link downloads to date.
He started a humorous, informative, self-publishers blog three years ago, never having heard of a ‘blog’ prior to that, was voted ‘Blogger of the Year 2013′ and now has a loyal blog following on his networks. He says the novels contain his ‘Author’s Voice’, while the blog carries his ‘Author’s Brand’. And he’s LUVVIN IT!
Blog : http://seumasgallacher.com/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/seumasgallacher
…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!…
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