I’m Having A Giveaway!
It’s now just four days until the official publication of the paperback version of my third novel, Time Will Tell, and to celebrate I’m having a little competition!
To be in with a chance to win a signed, first edition of Time Will Tell, simply head over to my FB page here, like the post (and the page if you haven’t already), tag as many book worms that you know, and tell me in just a few words (or more if you prefer) why you love to read!
This competition is open worldwide for a week, with a name chosen at random next Monday 29th April 2019.
Alternatively, if you can’t wait, you can pre-order your copy of Time Will Tell, here
Good luck everyone!
From right to left: authors Ross Greenwood, Jane E James and me!
- Hi Ross, can you please tell us all a little bit about yourself? How long have you been writing and did you always want to be a writer?
I’m 44 and was born in Peterborough. I travelled all around the world, living in Australia and Gibraltar of all places. Then I met my soon to be wife walking a dog about 50 metres from my back door next to the River Nene! I had an urge to write a book about 10 years ago, but life (kids actually) got in the way. The drive to finish it became irresistible, and I wrote Lazy Blood between 4 and 6 am after being woken up by son’s request for milk.
- I really enjoyed reading Fifty Years Of Fear (read my review here) and from what I can gather your first three novels are set in or around Peterborough, can you tell us why? Is it important to you to ‘write what you know’?
Fifty Years, Lazy Blood and The Boy Inside are all set in Peterborough. I wanted to write about my home town as there are few books set here. The ones that are, often portray a stark place that I don’t think exists. Characters from each book may pop up in the others, but they can all be read standalone. I worked in the prison for four years and used my experiences there to portray modern lives told with humour. I find writing flows when you pull the information from your own memory.
- And finally, for any would-be writers out there, what one piece of advice would you offer them?
You’ll find lots of people have advice about writing, but everyone’s journey is unique. The only advice that is guaranteed to be correct is to pick up your pen and begin. Then you are a writer, whatever anyone says. It’s unlikely you’ll make much money from it, but it’s a wonderful thing to do. Holding your own first book is an experience that’s within your reach, if only you pick up that pen and write.
Thank you for being a great guest, Ross. If you want to connect with Ross on social media you can find him on:
Ross has also recently released his fourth novel, Abel’s Revenge, which is getting some rave reviews. Check it out here and here.
I’m over on WE Heart Writing today talking about my journey to publication!
On 19th October my second novel, All The Colours In Between, was released followed a week later by the book launch at Waterstones. And, in several weeks time, I will also be celebrating a … ahem … certain milestone birthday. I’ve always wanted to be a writer but for various reasons it just never seemed to be the right time to knuckle down and get on with it, however, with two books now bagged before my 50th birthday it just goes to show that old saying is true – it’s never too late! ♥
Now, pop over to We Heart Writing to read the full article.
It’s Thursday 26th October and the official Book Launch for All The Colours In Between is taking place today at Waterstones in Peterborough. It starts at 7pm, there will be wine, cakes, and chat. I look forward to seeing you there!