Interview with Tony Crowe

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Whitehaven a small town in the lake district. When I was a school boy I would write some very detailed stories until one day a teacher pointed out to me my inability to spell the simplest of words. We didn't have spellchecker back then.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Building a good read from true life. Bringing a world that few will ever know to the mind of the reader.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without them What would be the point? I write to be read. To give them the experience without leaving their home.
What are you working on next?
I've just finished A Murder of Crows Deliverance and the next book is my story of life after prison with my new wife and my new life.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ha Ha Ha I have to say my wife Rita Nightingale for her book No Going Back.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The joy of The Lord easy.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
We live in Bulgaria where we are mission workers going into the prisons and the slums. Where ever the needy are you'll find us there.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do and it wasn't that long ago. It was The Commitments. The first book I read from start to finish.
How do you approach cover design?
My covers are representative of the prison I spent so long in. The book is blue with white lettering. It reminds me of the blue prison doors with their white handles.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Freed for live, The Damage Done, They both tell the same story from two different places. The Van, The Alchemist, A Pilgrim's Progress. Great books with a great hidden message.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The ebook removes the difficulty of publishing. In this modern age we need to be free to put out there what we think people want and not just what the big publishing houses think. They are motivated by money. Not the story.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a great tool. Without them I think I may have never bothered. The difficulty without them would be too much.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go to the internet and forums
Published 2013-08-27.
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Books by This Author

A Murder of Crows Deliverance
Series: A Murder of Crows, Second Book . Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,390. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
This is the second book telling the true story of Tony Crowe's journey through the prison system of England as an angry man. In a strange twist he finds love in the most unusual place. The anger he has toward the people who lied in court is taken from him in a second by a supernatural encounter. Its a love story. A story of pain. With a strange humor running through his candied tale of woe.
No Going Back
Series: A Murder of Crows, Rita's Book. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
The re-formatted best seller by Rita Nightingale. This is the true story of a young girl looking for love, living the life of a globe-trotting good time girl. First Australia then Hong Kong where She worked in a night club, found a boyfriend, went to Bangkok on a romantic holiday and ended up with a 20 year prison sentence for drugs found in the bag her boyfriend asked her to carry onto Paris
Words Of A Demented Prisoner
Series: A Murder of Crows, Poems Book. Price: Free! Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
The thoughts and feeling I had when I was in prison wrongly convicted of attempted murder. The environment of prison is a strange place when you are not of that world. The ups and downs of a 12 year sentence in poetic rhyme. Written in prison when the emotion was alive. Now it seams a life time away. Read this book and look into a world you don't want to go into.
A Murder of Crows Salvation
Series: A Murder of Crows, First Book. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,650. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
The first book of three telling the true story of Tony Crowe. His roller-coaster life ends with a bump when he go's on the run from the law to the small island of Malta, he works as a scuba diving instructor for a year before Interpol catch up with him. Kidnapping him using tricks, underhanded tactics, and a web of lies. His reputation as a gangster earns Tony 12 years in prison. Review it for me