Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I just love travelling. My friends said “Hey, Brian, you’ve been to all these amazing places, why don’t you write about them”. I did, I started in 2009 with Following Marco Polo’s Silk Road that has now sold over 5,000 copies. Then I started writing eBooks. Each book is about one of the adventures that my wife, Jill, and I have had. We’ve been to over 80 counties and now have over 60 titles. These include 52 on Amazon and the Smashwords ones are currently being upgraded and republished soon
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The two newest titles are Outback Adventures in Queensland which is the story of two weeks in the Queensland (a state of Australia in the North East) outback. It hasn’t rained there for 6 years. There are blue blue skies every day. This part of Australia has many cattle stations (ranches) and an amazing but tough lifestyle. Steeping under a million stars was just one of the experiences. Hey, don’t forget to check your swag (Bedding) for scorpions.
The second title is Exploring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Yes it is one of the natural wonders of the world.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No I see myself more of a storyteller than author
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Bill Bryson and on the very few occasions where my books have sold more than his, I have a mark on my calendar. Hey, I need more marks!!!!!
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a book about the beautiful villages of England. It is really tough deciding what to include. We’ve travelled quite a bit in the UK and we’ve just fallen in love with a number of spectacular villages. It will be out end October.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’ve done very little promotion this past two years. I speak on cruise ships which came from me being a published author and this takes a lot of time.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, it won’t be easy but it will be worthwhile if you stick at it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Just sit down and write
What are you reading now?
I’ve just finished MONASH, the Australian who won the WW1
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m going to London in May next year and research a book London in Luxury. Then in June, we will be cruising to the Baltic and another title to add to my list of cruising ebooks.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I’d take my eBook How to Snorkel in Five Easy Lessons and my Kindle with over 90 titles
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