Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Mike Lord has written three historical novels, three thrillers and his autobiography, all of which have been self-published at Smashwords and Amazon Kindle. Two of Mike’s books have been awarded prizes.
Under his pen name Adam Mann Mike has written over twenty romance novels; nine of which have been published as eBooks by Phaze Books 4, eXtasy Books 1, and Global Publishing 4. Twelve have been self published at Smashwords and Amazon Kindle, and he has several more drafted and complete in the pipeline, and others currently with several publishers for consideration.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Chocolates and Cyanide
I was fascinated when reading about cyanide as an Ayurvedic medicine, and this got my imagination working overtime. Added to which a fight in which my luggage got lost and I put the two together. Published at Smashwords and Amazon.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I dream up plots during the night and get up to write an outline immediately.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
So many – Anna Sewell, Wallace, Chris Ryan, Agatha Christy, Bernard Cornwell, just to name a few,
What are you working on now?
Book promotion for the time being
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Twitter and Facebook, but direct email is number one. I wish I had a larger contact base.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes. Make sure your manuscript is as perfect as possible. Publishers hate typos.
I recommend Smashwords if you’re going to self publish, and them work on Amazon KDP later.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep trying and never give up.
What are you reading now?
Sorry I’m on holiday.
What’s next for you as a 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?
I deliberately live in a mountainous region, with clean air, terrific views and no litter.