Mark Draycott is a relatively new writer who first put pen to paper in February 2015. Mark is originally from Surrey in the south of England but is currently living in Cheshire in the North of England. Mark loves psychological thrillers and aspires to one day have the same success as the likes of Mark Edwards and Stephen Leather - both of whom have offered kind words of inspiration.
Mark's debut novel, A Hole in Serenity, has received great feedback amongst fans of psychological thrillers and his most recent book, Chasing Shadows is hot off the press in October 2017. Chasing Shadows is the first in a new crime series featuring the troubled inspector, DCI Morgan.
Mark is about to start work on his second stand alone psychological thriller which he hopes to release in August 2018.
What is your writing process?
Well, I am apparently a 'pantster' rather than a 'plotter'. A panster is a writer that only does a certain amount of planning before putting pen to paper. I believe that the magic of writing in not necessarily in the planning but having the ability to let the imagination change that plan. Once my first draft is down, I go back and edit. And then I will edit again and again if I need to. I hand wrote my first novel and then typed it up meaning that I could edit the first draft as I went along.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The blank page! I find sitting down, not knowing what is about to come, exciting and motivating.
When newly promoted Nicholas Morgan takes the reigns in his role as DCI, he could never have envisaged what would follow in his first few weeks at the helm. Thrown into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, DCI Morgan suddenly finds himself chasing shadows, forced into a dramatic confrontation with a familiar ghost of his tainted past. This is personal. Are you ready to play the game?
Meet Simon and Kerry, a care free couple who embark on a relocation to the picturesque village of Furnage. Unfortunately, what initially seems like an idyllic place to live, soon turns out to be quite the opposite thanks to an unexpected friend amongst the locals. A Hole in Serenity is an addictive, hard to put down debut thriller that will have you impatiently turning each page.