I've always intended to write a book but somehow it never happened. I finally got to the point of forcing myself to sit down at a computer and start typing away. What came out is in no way the genre and style that I thought it would be, but, well, life is like that sometimes!
"A Change of Life" was my first book, but a sequel - "A Change of Pace" - has recently been completed. The overall idea is similar, but this is taken from a different viewpoint. It is not necessary to have read that first, but it wouldn't hurt – and, in truth, I consider it a better read!
Given the genre I'm writing in I've not looked to friends and family for confirmation as to whether the writing is any good and if I should bother continuing. If you do enjoy a book then please leave some form of feedback and this can then guide any future writing.
Thank you for reading my books - long may it continue!
PS. I can tell that some people are finding my books here, then buying them elsewhere. I can fully appreciate why you might wish to do so, but think it is worth mentioning that Smashwords pays author's a much better rate than most. You will be supporting our work more if you buy here - thanks!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Hobbit; The Player of Games; Dune; The Mote in Gods Eye; Morningstar All five are character driven stories with strong plots. Great writing is great writing no matter the genre. These are a few of the books that I'll come back to and read again at least every other year.
Who are your favorite authors?
JRR Tolkien, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle (in partnership), Iain M Banks, David Brin, David Gemmell, George MacDonald Fraser. These authors all give deep plots and good stories, but more than that there are characters that you can see grow and develop - characters that you will want to come and spend time with again and again.
He enjoyed blackmailing attractive women for both financial and sexual gain – it is always good to have a hobby. One day while minding his own business, sitting people-watching in a station, he sees a truly beautiful lady come off one of the trains. Clearly, this woman needs to be his. And she would be. Her opinion would not be sought.
This is the story of a young female doctor who is setting up home in a new area after getting a new job. She is the victim of a form of home invasion, however it is clear from the start that the perpetrator is not interested in stealing her belongings or money, but rather in taking over her life bit by bit.