Interview with Terry Howe

What do you read for pleasure?
Quaint old Science Fiction paperbacks from the fifties and sixties when Brian Aldiss was king. Biographies and autobiographies of musicians within the realms of Blues, folk, rock and country and western music
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kobo
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Emailing worldwide ex-colleagues and friends
Describe your desk
A three part oak PC office with all hidden except the screen and a pull out keyboard. The tops are generally strewn with print outs, glasses and cups.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Chingford London, E4 mostly in Larks wood forest until age 11 and on the streets of Basildon New Town, Essex until the age of 21. I was always a curious child, always discovering something new and taking things to the limit. I was always part of some sort of gang where the telling of true tales aliened to the jongleur of today, was part of life and defined who you were amongst my peers
When did you first start writing?
I wrote poetry and prose for myself starting at age eighteen. I later at age thirty had collated it al l and was writing serious poetry. This ended by being published within thirteen separate books, following competitions. I started a type of family blog and emailed relatives when I worked and lived in twelve foreign countries to date. These are the basis of my two books. The first book entitled Tales of H covering the western countries is now E-published. I am working now on the eastern countries.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is my experiences as an Contract Engineer abroad in some wild and woolly places that most people will never see. It explains how individual British guys have survived well in other peoples worlds and still laughed. It explains why internationally the Brits have a fine reputation of pioneering,adaptability and being innovative.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To reach friends and contacts now in twenty three countries at a price they can afford.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We shall have to see ???
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It unloads those volumes of words and visions in my head. Maybe a little like the writing of a worry list to reduce stress??
What do your fans mean to you?
People who find worth and pleasure in my writings for whom I am grateful. I view at as some sort of diffused respect, or they would not bother. I find pleasure in giving them that pleasure.
Published 2015-11-20.
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Books by This Author

Tales of H
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 143,020. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A humorous travelogue of the Americas as seen through the eyes of "H", a British Contract Engineer who spent forty five years meandering around the world, catching the idiosyncrasies and weird differences of the varied peoples he encounters along the way. H is an optimist and was a survivor, out on the edge of life where few went