Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Grant, and I live on the south coast of the UK and I have been writing for the past nine years. I have written a historical fiction trilogy subtitled Jabuti’s Quest. I began writing after attending what turned out to be a poorly described course titled ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’. It turned out to be a group of elderly ladies who’d been meeting for the previous seven years to share their love of poetry! Nothing wrong with that, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. But it did propel me on a creative journey that at times can be frustrating, but ultimately quite liberating.
I am currently working on the fourth installment to the Jabuti’s Quest series.
In my ‘day job,’ I work as cabin crew for British Airways. I have been employed in this role for twenty-one years to date. I use my free time wisely down-route by visiting coffee shops around the world and work on my writing. I’m fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to indulge in my passion.
The other passions in my life are kite-surfing and paddle-boarding. I am fortunate enough to live right by the sea in Worthing, and when home I can go whenever the conditions are right.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The first line to my debut novel came to me after awaking from a dream one morning and led to me writing a trilogy. As I’m half-way through writing the fourth book in this series I don’t as yet have a title, but I look forward to that part as it’s akin to wrapping up a well thought out and cherished gift.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Hmm, unusual? Not so much, apart from having three lucky coins and a stuffed parrot on my desk and sipping oolong tea from a fine antique china cup! Just kidding 🙂
I do find writing at home too lonely, so I write in coffee shops and listen to music through my headphones.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
What are you working on now?
The fourth book in the Jabuti’s Quest series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesome gang?! 🙂
No one thing is a quick-fire method apart from just to keep on plugging!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never EVER give up!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never EVER give up!
What are you reading now?
The diary of Anne Frank
What’s next for you as a writer?
Treat every day as a new opportunity to be a better writer
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?
The Voyages of Captain Cook
Author Websites and Profiles
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