Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Oliver Newman. I have been a Fan of professional wrestling for 26+ years and a Writer about the sport for 13+ years. I have written, edited and published two books on the genre (A Fan’s Perspective: One Man’s Exploration Of British Wrestling & A Fan’s Perspective: 2016 – What A Year To Be A Fan Of WWE).
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
A Fan’s Perspective: 2016 – What A Year To Be A Fan Of WWE, I was inspired by a truly great year of WWE programming and because of this I wrote this book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m trying to write from mind to keyboard at the moment, cutting out the middle man (writing on paper), with varying degrees of success.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Lance Storm, Greg Lambert & John Lister venturing into writing, editing and publishing books in the professional wrestling genre, made me believe that I could to.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on Book #3 – which will be about my live experience of Wrestlemania 24.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t have a best method, I use my social medias, medium blog, guest blogs, attend professional wrestling shows, etc.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I think the key piece of advice is just write, don’t worry about it being perfect (until editing process). Just get your words on paper and go from there, so many books go unwritten because of procrastination.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be The Change (you want in the world).
What are you reading now?
Greg Lambert’s – Ropes & Glory: The Emotional Rise Of British Wrestling.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I think after Book #3, I might write a non-wrestling book.
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?
Mick Foley’s ‘Have A Nice Day’, Chris Jericho’s ‘A Lions Tale’ & Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart’s ‘My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling’