Interview with John Phipps

When did you first start writing?
2011
What are you working on next?
A novel based on the experiences of a late uncle during WW2 Aircrew.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Holiday makers in Malta meet up and join in a quest to discover the ancestry of the Heroin, and gradually uncover crimes and intrigue dating back to World War 2, The main characters fall in love, and also discover a large inheritance, which had been consealed by her Maltese family
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The feeling of going out to people, and expressing myself in print
What do your fans mean to you?
Without fans or readers, an author won't succeed . My readers mean everything to me, and measure my success.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, painting, walking and playing Golf
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From book reviews in Newspapers, or by simply browsing on ebook sites
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, at Grammar School, a story about my father's escape from Dunkirk
What is your writing process?
On a lap-top
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, King Soliman's Mines
How do you approach cover design?
Usually from my own artwork, generated from the actual story
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has given me a wider audience
Published 2013-10-22.
Smashwords Interviews are created by the profiled author, publisher or reader.

Books by This Author

Sam's Magic Surfboard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,020. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
This is a book for young adults and the not so young. Follow the adventures of Sam Brown as he discovers surfing in the West Country. He meets a lot of colourful characters, including a mystical Hawaiian recluse who passes on the secrets of the art of surfing Hawaiian style. Together, they build a surfboard injected with magic passed down by generations of Hawaiian chieftains.
Protecting Pins and Passwords
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Data storage
A simple, no-nonsense guide to internet security for the home computer user. No advanced computer skill is needed.
The Malta Enigma
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 135,370. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » General
A holiday becomes an adventure when George Swift visits the island of Malta. He meets a beautiful woman who is there to discover her Maltese ancestry. Other guest in the hotel join them in a quest to find an inheritance left there by her relatives. The couple fall in love as they gradually uncover crimes and intrigue dating back to Word War 2. The story has pace and detail, love and romance.
Living Through a War
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 38,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The true story of a family in World War 2, seen through the eyes of a boy who was just six and a half years old at the outbreak of war. It is the amusing and sometimes poignant story of the actual experiences of the author as he grew up amidst the dangers of the blitz,and the anxiety of his relatives in danger in the forces.The events all took place, with actual dates added from his research.