Interview with Peter Buckley

Who are your favorite authors?
The late James Herbert, Steven King, Clive Barker are my main horror favourites. I also like Bill Bryson and Terry Pratchett books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The unknown!! who knows what the day will bring, a chance to learn and grow a little more.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Painting, playing guitar. I enjoy sports and when not being creative you will find me training down at the athletics track.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search for topics that interest me or I hear about them on the grape vine
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote? My old teacher reminded me of it when I bumped into him years ago, he was retired and gave me a brief outline of the story I wrote about Ninja's when I was 8 years old. I'd forgotten but he hadn't. I remember now but only because of that chance meeting.
What is your writing process?
music, planned outline and go for it, write what comes to me, I may have a plan but I do generally move away from it. give what I write to someone else to read through for feedback as I go along.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read the lord of the rings books when young, and Alfred Hitchcock ghost stories but first book to stick wit me was James Herbert's Magic Cottage.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a very clear idea with what I want, I am a very visual person and often paint/draw my covers as I see them in my minds eye.
What do you read for pleasure?
Biographies, sports books, other horror. it depends on my mood.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Ipad I can have my music playing as I read.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
social media, its a big place to cast a net.
Describe your desk
What's the story behind your latest book?
At the moment, the one I'm writing is about pure evil and its desire to influence man and the world. Some great twists along the way.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
a mind full of ideas had to be expressed somehow and the time was right and the option to self publish was there.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating and getting carried away in the process and the story.
What do your fans mean to you?
Always have time for fans, happy to chat. they always come up with some good questions or points of view of characters. I enjoy sharing my stories with them.
What are you working on next?
I have two books on the go, one that I've been working on for over a year, fairly complex characters so taking a while to get done. other one moving along nicely.
I have two film scripts I'm working on also.
Published 2015-09-21.
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 57,000. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Jane Mellows and her daughter Megan had escaped the city to start a new life in the picturesque harbour town of New London, Massachusetts. Out in the dark waters of the bay an ancient evil stirs. It has risen from the depths, its blood lust so great that it will stop at nothing in its quest for revenge against the town that had tried to destroy it centuries earlier.