Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name’s Tom and I’m a 61 year old Englishman living in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
I’ve been writing all my life, since I was a kid of eight, though it wasn’t until the kindle was invented that I got my chance to be published.
I’ve written ten books with four more in the pipeline.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest, soon to be published book, is The Ragged Edge of Time. Inspired by my lifelong love of Science Fiction it’s due out in 2017.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I tend to write more than one book at a time. I have four close to publication and a further sixty as either simple ideas or a few chapters completed. It’s the same when I read, I usually have several books on the go at any one time.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Isaac Asimov mainly.
What are you working on now?
The Brittle Sea, a romantic drama. The Demon Murders a dark paranormal drama. Beyond, science fiction/horror in the vein of Stephen King.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Giving away a free book of a similar nature to the one I’m promoting. I’m doing this extensively using my series ‘Living in Cyprus’ to promote ‘A Pat on his back’ which seems to work well.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. If you have a dream to be published, it has never been easier.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
‘Cities in Flight’ by James Blish
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing and more books published. I’m never short of an idea.
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?
Anything by Bill Bryson. The man is a genius, but in particular ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’