Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a pseudonym of some one else (naturally!), which makes it a little difficult to market my self…;-)
Nevertheless, this has been purposely chosen to disassociate from a professional life. I wouldn’t want the employees to exclaim that ‘The boss’ work is full of adult content!” – [Shock, Horror]
I published a book in Dutch in 2003, but as I grew up in England, I set my hand to writing thrillers in this language instead. And I haven’t regretted it. In 2014 I self-published Death Comes Twice.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
In 2016 my next book will be released called Death Is A Challenge. This was inspired by my many visits to Florida for business and pleasure (my father lives there). It’s currently at the editor for final proof-read.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I find writing hard, but rewarding work. Ideas can come at any time, but behind the PC is where the real graft kicks in. I do enjoy the early mornings as this gives me a quiet head-start.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Not specifically. There are many readers I like: Jeffrey Archer, Leon Uris, Frederick Forsyth, James Mitchener, Carl Hiaasen, Harlen Coben, Alistair McLean, I could go on for hours…
What are you working on now?
I am writing Death Is A Riddle, expected end-2017 and this actually followed a dream I had! I spent two furious hours in the middle to not lose the horrific, but interesting story…
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesome gang of course!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just Do It…!
Don’t wait for it to come, but work at it to go.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Always take initiative.
Never give up.
When in a hurry, sit down (Chinese proverb).
What are you reading now?
Harlan Coben – The Stranger
What’s next for you as a writer?
Books 4, 5, etc..
And seeking a wider reading audience…
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?
Empty ones, so I could write…;-)