Jags Arthurson

Biography

Jags Arthurson is an author based in Brighton, Sussex, UK. He has lived, worked and travelled in over forty countries and had various careers including research chemist, a director in a Middle Eastern construction company, a business analyst, an IT infrastructure expert and a business consultant. For more than twenty-five years he has been the managing director of his own company. He thinks he may now be retired but can’t be sure as many old clients still have his phone number.

He is now enjoying life even more and dedicating it to the three things he loves: his family, his charity work and his writing … but don’t ask him to put them in order of priority.

You can contact Jags directly on jags@sortium.com.

Smashwords Interview

You have a fairly interesting career. Give me a brief overview.
I left school quite young and went to work as a trainee chemist with a major oil company. i earned my degrees and post graduate degrees all part time - it took me 13 years. By that time I was a research chemist in a University laboratory but I was feeling ready for a change. As luck would have it, I saw an advertisement for 'Scientists in the Middle East' and when I went to find out what it was all about I was blown away by the money they were offering so I took it. To cut a long story short, I ended up out there for 7 years: Mainly I was based in Saudi but I also went to Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, the Emirates, Yemen and Oman.

When I came back I decided on another change so I went to university full time for a year and took a Master's Degree in Business Analysis. After a spell with an international financial organisation, in 1986 I set up my own company and have been self-employed ever since. I'm more or less retired now but still do the odd bit of work for my favourite customers.
When did you start writing?
I've always been a writer. At school the other kids used to see 'essays' as a chore but I loved them. When we were assigned the "What I did on my holiday" sort of assignment I saw this as a challenge, to see how far I could push it without drifting totally into the realms of fiction ... or get into strife with rather staid schoolteachers. Fortunately I was encouraged by various English teachers. One, by the name of Sibeley, really tried to persuade me to go into a field that involved creative writing but I was determined to be a chemist and so that's the way I went.

But I never stopped writing - short stories, a couple of novels, that sort of thing. Not that I ever thought of having anything published (apart from the occasional magazine article), it was just a hobby but one that I enjoyed immensely and that I could do anywhere.
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Where to find Jags Arthurson online

Twitter: @JagsArthurson
Facebook: Facebook profile

Books

Pagan Justice
Price: $4.90 USD. Words: 175,010. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Peter James, International best-selling author said of this book, "Jags is a promising and extremely talented new novelist.” A group of ordinary, law-abiding citizens come against organised crime and must either submit ... or fight back. But how?. Maybe the loner, the outsider, Karl Pagan is just the man to lead them. A rip-roaring, roller coaster of a tale with more twists than an angry snake

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