Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello, my name is Jeremy Forsyth. I live in South Africa within the city of Johannesburg. Writing is my biggest passion and I am lucky to have been given the opportunity to do it for a living. When I am not writing about elves, I am crafting copy for varies advertising agencies based in my city.
I am a pretty down to earth guy, who loves a good historical novel on a stormy day. I am a huge fan of the Medieval era and remain a devote Richardian. Also what I am most passionate about, is how shit I think religion is. Let’s just love everybody and accept them as humans who need love and compassion.
I have published three books; The Evening Tide, The Broken Rose and The Missing. These are the three opening chapters to my Sun, Moon, Sand and Star series, which is about different stories set in the different Elvin Realms at different times, each linked by characters, references and flashbacks.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Missing. What inspired it was my love for detective stories, which began as a kid when the Agatha Christie’s Poirot used to air. That shit used to give me the creeps as a kid. I wanted to write something similar.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Apparently, I am in love with the word ‘Whilst’ I have been rectifying this.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tolkien, Penman and Martin.
What are you working on now?
The follow up to The Missing and the next installment to the series, which will live beneath the banner of Fantasy but will operate within the realms of Horror.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Goodreads and creating compelling Facebook ads that send people to my website.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Always believe you have something more to learn; whether as a writer or a promoter of your work. Do not be discouraged. Get up and try again. Fuck anyone who gets in your way.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Get up and try again.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing the next chapter.
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?
Penman’s Sunne in Splendour, Lionheart and King’s Ransom.