Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My genuine passion for health allows me to take complex topics and turn them into something that reads like two old friends chatting over a pot of tea. Throughout the writing process, my goal is to create something worthy of sharing and anything less is a wasted effort. As someone who enjoys working, I put a great deal of effort into my books. It’s not uncommon to find me laboring over a single paragraph late into the night. This quest for perfection ensures that words have become the tormenting tools of my trade. To help lighten the load, I sometimes add a delicate hint of British humor to my content.
Unshackled from a conventional publisher, I like to think of myself as the unadulterated genuine article, roughly translated this means I am also the misunderstood starving artist. Either way, I’m so very glad that you finally found me and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer. Thank you.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is RADICAL HEALTH.
In 2011 I became seriously ill, everything my doctor tried appeared to make things worse. I then began to look into natural medicine and found to my surprise that many of the things I tried were actually helping me. This book is the blueprint I used in my own recovery. Having been to the edge of the abyss with my own health, the book is warmly written and made easy to understand.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have such a passion for writing that I sometimes write in the small hours of the night. I then edit my work in the cold light of day. It’s not uncommon for me to seek out people whom I know will dislike my work, and ask them for feedback. This, in turn, leads to a brutal cull of words and I eventually end up with something that I believe is worthy of sharing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
As an avid reader, the challenge for me is to make this list to just three. I enjoy reading many of Dr.Mercola’s books, along with the good work of Dave Asprey and Jack Kruse.
What are you working on now?
I’m excited that my next book is in a totally different direction. It’s a collection of short stories that are intended to make the reader smile.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
So far, book promotion is still new to me so I would have to say Amazon as it’s the only one I know of.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My last book “Radical health” taught me so much. I was obviously trying to offer value but in the process, the book clocked up 143k words and took two years to write! Great for the reader as nothing was missed out, but for me, as a writer, it would have made more economic sense to split the book down into a series of smaller books. So my advice is, yes always strive to give value, but be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value” – Albert Einstein.
What are you reading now?
“Never be sick again” by Raymond Francis
What’s next for you as a writer?
As yet, my work is still largely undiscovered. n order to get more people reading my books I have to stop writing and learn marketing, although I would much prefer to be writing.
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?
As a practical person, my choice would be the SAS survival guide, published by Collins.
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