Much as I try to avoid the ‘chain letter’ syndrome that threatens me with fates worse than watching my daily book sales counts, now and again in comes the ‘request you can’t refuse’…My dear friend, the pride of Berwick-on -Tweed’s Bibliographical Bunch, Barbara Henderson, [@BerwickBabs ] has requested that I tag on to the ‘NEXT BIG THING’ sequence…it involves answering a list of ten questions ( or less if one so pleases… and I guess adding questions wouldn’t be frowned on, either) as noted below, and inviting five other authors to do the same for the following week , which would be for October 10th in this case ( see, Mabel, I can count …).. I will append the requested writers, thus :
So, here’s the Questions with my Answers , ( no guys and gals, you can’t copy them, you’ll have to do your own ..)
What is the working title of your next book?
Savage Payback ( NOT fighting with the guy behind me in the Tesco check-out queue)
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Watching television news, and some of the upheavals that SkyNews constantly rejoices in throwing at us, particularly spectacular crime.
What genre does your book fall under ?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Shuffle any set from Jason Statham, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Farrell, the other Irish fella, Brendan, Michelle Yeo, and only about 1,000 others ….
What is the one-sentence synopsis for your book ?
Former SAS commandos use their black ops skills to hunt down murderous international criminal gangs.
Will your book be self published or represented by an agency?
Current plans are to self publish on Kindle, but maybe through an agency by the time I’ve finished the writing of it.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first book took only 3 months, the second book 12 months, this one, the third, will probably be 6 months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre ?
Anything by Lee Child, but with a base cast of four main characters , one of which is female. ( And obviously, the previous two novels that I’ve done…what a smart-ass I am, eh ?)
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
When I worked in the Far East I had a spell where I was bodyguarded by a team trained by former SAS people, and that probably is the genesis of it all.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I like to think they are all a cut or two above simple ‘chewing gum for the brain’, but I believe most readers enjoy endings where the good guys give the bad guys a ‘good belt in the mouth’ as we say in Glasgow. Easy reading,
hopefully keeping you page-turning.
There. that’s it done, another fate worse than reading my sales figures avoided!