Interview with Paul Rushworth-Brown

Published 2021-01-24.
What are you working on next?
I am writing my third novel 'Dream of Courage." It is undergoing its first edit. It is set in about 1650 in the time when England was a Republic under the reign of the Puritan, Oliver Cromwell. Witch-hunting, illegal wool broggers, the Halifax Gibbet, the ducking pond and a nasty little man by the name of Milton Killsin will keep the reader spellbound. It provides a good insight into the wool industry which was England's staple at the time.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wilbur Smith and Charles Dickens. I believe my novels have a Dickinsish way about them.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Improving as an author and writing a best seller.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a teacher.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I would rather write than read, I can escape to the 17th Century by doing research for my novels.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
'Skulduggery' has recently been picked up by Shawline Publishing in Melbourne and will be re-released in April 2021
Exciting, mysterious and historically accurate adventures pull no punches about the life and hardships of 'copyholders' living on the moors of Yorkshire in 1590. A time when life expectancy was thirty-five, children rarely lived past the age of six and ale was consumed liberally because the water was undrinkable.
You will walk the moors of Yorkshire and try a jack of ale at the Kings Arms; you will laugh, cry and feel empathy for young Thomas Rushworth and his descendants who face the rigours of life living as copyholders on Lord Birkhead’s land at Hall Green. An area I have visited many times to do research for novels.

What is your writing process?
I just write to develop a story then make changes to the storyline later to add some twists and turns and bring it all together.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
'Catch 22' it made me laugh.
How do you approach cover design?
I allowed my daughter to design the cover for Skulduggery but the publishers are redesigning it for the second edition.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Having a professional publisher take on the marketing of the novel allowing me to just write.
Describe your desk
Three monitors, dog treats, many cables.
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Books by This Author

Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: Hindi. Published: January 9, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
एक रोमांचक, रहस्यमय, काल्पनिक और ऐतिहासिक रूप से सटीक साहसिक कार्य 1590 में यॉर्कशायर के मूरों पर रहने वाले किसान किसानों के जीवन और कठिनाइयों के बारे में कोई पेंच नहीं खींचता। एक समय जब जीवन प्रत्याशा पैंतीस थी, बच्चे शायद ही कभी छह और एले की उम्र से अधिक रहते थे। उदारता से सेवन किया गया क्योंकि पानी पीने योग्य नहीं था।
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,760. Language: Russian. Published: December 23, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Мошенничество, махинации, убийства, обман и любовь будут держать вас в напряжении до самого конца, но имейте в виду, что автор рисует реалистичную, литературную картину, которая довольно легко помещает вас в гущу сказки. Итак, переверните страницу сейчас и сделайте шаг назад во времени.
Red Winter Journey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
“Modern writers usually don't know what it was like to live in the past, but Rushworth-Brown has done this with great skill in this accomplished, atmospheric and thoughtful novel.” — US National Times Nominated for the Christina Stead Prize for fiction 2023.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,570. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
An exciting, mysterious, fictional and historically accurate adventure pulls no punches about the life and hardships of peasant farmers living on the moors of Yorkshire in 1590. A time when life expectancy was thirty-five, children rarely lived past the age of six and ale was consumed liberally because the water was undrinkable.
Winter of Red
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,560. Language: British English. Published: January 23, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Come along on this historic fictional, adventurous and mysterious journey which twists, turns and surprises until the very end. If you like history, adventure and intrigue with a dash of spirited love, then you will be engrossed by this tale of a peasant family getting caught up in the ravages of the English Civil War in 1642.