Interview With Author Simon Cluett
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a UK based writer primarily in the horror and thriller genres. I’ve written two novels and I’m a regular contributor to the popular Tavern of Terror, and Terror in the Shadows anthology books from Scare Street. I have also self-published a collection of scary stories called, ‘Tales from the Dark Library’.
I’ve also written three produced feature films (Age of Kill, We Still Steal The Old Way, and Bonded By Blood 2) which are available on Amazon Prime.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is a dark and disturbing, psychological thriller called ‘Minotaur’. It was inspired by my love of serial killer films and literature.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
The story notes I make before embarking on a writing project could easily be mistaken for the journal of a psychopath.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favourite authors are James Herbert, Clive Barker, Mo Hayder, Terry Pratchett and Mark Billingham.
What are you working on now?
I’m in the early stages of plotting out the first book in a series of whodunnit mysteries featuring an intriguing private detective.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’ve yet to find one that has really worked for me.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t just think, or talk about writing – get on and do it. Keep pushing forward with it until you get to the end. That’s when the fun begins. I’m a firm believer that writing is re-writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ll be writing more dark and twisted stories for the Tavern of Terror anthology series, and embarking on my third novel.
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 Hobbit, The Stand, and How to survive on a desert island
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