Interview with Stuart Mackay

Who are your favorite authors?
Peter May, Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, Bill Bryson, Lee Child, Mark Gimenez, Nick Hornby
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
When did you first start writing?
When i was about 10 years old - it was a way to escape
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a crime novel set in Ayrshire Scotland
What is your writing process?
For some reason i do most of my writing on a Sunday evening, the rest of the week has too many distractions.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Charlie and the chocolate factory, when i finished the book i went back to the beginning and started to read it again. I think it opened my eyes to the bigger world.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm lucky enough to know a very talented cover designer in Glasgow called JD Allan, he manages to make sense in what i am wanting the cover to look like and then bring it alive.
Published 2014-12-19.
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Books by This Author

Broken Imaginary Time
Price: Free! Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
What would you do to be with the woman of your dreams? How far would you go for love?
Strands Of Time
Price: Free! Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A Trilogy of short stories based on the isles of St Kilda. The stories take you through the years and generations of the people of this forgotten land.
The Vapour Trails Of Hypocrisy
You set the price! Words: 63,780. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Murder is never straight forward, catching the killer is never easy. DI Innes Cameron is in charge of a brutal murder investigation. How many will have to die before he catches the killer? How do you solve the problems of the past? Who is Minos?
Ceann-Uidhe (Destiny)
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Part three of a trilogy of short stories about St Kilda. Set in modern day Toronto, the children of St Kilda still face problems in life.
Tìoraidh Ma-tha (Cheerio then)
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story set on Hirta, an island in the archipelago of St Kilda, Scotland. This is the second short story in a trilogy about these majestic islands. On the 29th of August 1930 the last remaining inhabitants left their homes for good, this short story is based at that time.
Alone Into The Distance
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a man trying to find out what happened to his brother.
Tosdach
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A short story set on Hirta, an island in the archipelago of St Kilda, Scotland. Part one of a trilogy of short stories about St Kilda.
The Walk
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a walk, taking the correct path is never easy.
The Visions Of A Macabre Mind
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
Poetry from the mind, most of the poems in this collection were written whilst travelling.
The Toxic Dream
You set the price! Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 1 review)
The head of an ultra-secret government agency has gone rogue. Truths are uncovered and people are not what they seem. FBI special agent Melissa Moon is leading the chase but this is no ordinary man hunt. Melissa has known the man all of her life.