Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Tom Kane and I’m a 62 year old granddad living in Cyprus.
I’m on my 15th book at the moment with a lot more in the pipeline, I just hope time doesn’t run out… so I’m typing faster as each day goes by.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is The Demon Murders, which is a dark paranormal erotic tale. It was inspired by another book I’m writing, The Brittle Sea. I came to a point where I had to write a sex scene. This worried me a lot, but I knuckled under a wrote the scene, which I quite enjoyed. It got me wondering what sort of scene I would write with a supernatural theme and The Demon Murders was born.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I write many books at the same time.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Isaac Asimov and Bill Bryson.
What are you working on now?
The Ragged Edge of Time. A tale of humanity’s first encounter with aliens and the subsequent war, made all the more interesting as it involves an alternate history timeline.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Sites like Awesomegang seem to be the way forward for me. My blog gets a lot of visitors but book promo sites seem to have the edge.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t stop, keep writing and be determined.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Get your head down and do it.
What are you reading now?
James Blish’s Cities in Flight
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing The Brittle Sea, a romantic drama.
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?
Books with blank pages so that I can write… assuming I can find a pen!