Interview with David Gilchrist

What do you read for pleasure?
It's mainly fantasy and sci fi that I read. Next on my to read pile is the latest (and last) Thomas Covenant book. When I get bored with that I go for horror.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a kindle and use this or my pad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm pretty new to this game so givng a few things a whirl (Facebook, Twitter etc)
Describe your desk
Small, triangular and full of junk
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
West coast of Scotland. I suspect it makes for grim characters and dark plots.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have had many stories buzzing around the inside of my cranium for as long as I can remember. A long commute to work helped me, through the power of daydreaming, to coalesce these strands into a story worth telling. I hope someone enjoys reading it
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'm not sure that I'd every describe writing as a joy....more of a compulsion.
What are you working on next?
I have a few ideas. If Tapasya goes well then I shall complete Wist's tale.
Who are your favorite authors?
Donaldson, Tolkien, Herbert (both James and Frank) to name but a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A wife and two waines :)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read reviews and take recommendations from friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first library book I ever took out. It was The Giant Jam Sandwich. I was never keen on bees from that point onwards.
When did you first start writing?
I remember trying to write a novel based on the Fighting Fanstasy stuff I'd read back in primary.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Either at my "real" job or with my wife and waines. Or driving the countless miles between the two.
Why is an orange orange?
Because you can't clean a window with a spade.
Published 2014-07-30.
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Books by This Author

Nikka
Series: The Redemption Of Wist, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the assassin Nikka, the Cerni dwarf, loses his only companion, he must escape his decade long imprisonment or lose his sanity. Can he find the way to the light or will he remain forever trapped in the dark below the Rathou mountain?
Tapasya
Series: The Redemption Of Wist, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,320. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
"Kept me gripped from start to finish. Can't wait for part two" Shelly Morton When Wist finds himself returned to Tapasya, he is bereft of everything, even his memory. As he struggles to regain his past, he must face up to the failures of his life, or risk the destruction of the land.