Interview with Ieuan Dolby

What do you read for pleasure?
Anything I can get my hands on. Lee Child became one of my favorite easy read authors - the character in his novels appeals greatly. I do though tend to shy away from many maritime authors who are stuck in the age of the sail - a ship with an engine is my pull.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Erm, I haven't got one yet. I was too busy writing my novel to be able to concentrate on finding one. I will though soon.
Describe your desk
My desk? Wow.! Its a very large piece of chipboard that weighs a tonne. Every time I try to move it, which I do quite often, I get severe backache. It is though so large as to be useful.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Edinburgh Scotland and honestly it did not influence my writing at all. In fact my English Teacher did not have high hopes for me at all. The sea influenced my writings.
When did you first start writing?
Last week! No I'm only joking, Ive been writing for a long time but never really got published as I could never be bothered to edit my work. Always loved to write though - after I left school that is.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Still waiting for them to do so - come on Smashwords, please contribute to my success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The pleasure of seeing my thoughts flow out onto the paper. And then to read them back to myself a month later whilst wandering who has written such great prose.
What do your fans mean to you?
The one fan you mean? No, its not my mother.
What are you working on next?
I am considering a sequal fiorst and then to move on to something completely different - all inspired by the sea though.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm clock I suppose. If not the alarm clock then the sun!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My two kids and my wife keep me busy - the only time I can write is when they are on holiday.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story was a dream. I woke up after a bad nightmare and wrote it all down - it might not be a story but today it certainly reads like one.
What is your writing process?
I write. I sit at the computer, I switch it on and then I write until my kids disturb me. Doesn't every writer write like that?
Published 2014-10-22.
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