David Chilcott


A new up and coming crime thriller author whose first book, Murphy's Heist, has recently been launched as an ebook.

Currently a watercolour artist, specialising in landscapes and townscapes, his paintings currently appear in two lifestyle magazines and in several galleries. He also gives tuition in painting.

This might be why the subject of painting does appear from time to time in his first novel!

He hopes to have another novel out within six months. Again, it will be a crime thriller.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
After I have drafted out a new book, and about three or four months before it is published, I have got a fair idea of how the cover should be. Although I'm also an artist, I'm not a graphic artist, so I use a specialist in the US to come up with the final design. So far it has been a good relationship. I can then publicise the book launch, and already have the cover displayed!
In the design, I'm always aware that it must be simple, and contrasty so that shows up well as a thumbnail.
What do you read for pleasure?
Adventure and thrillers are my favourites. I've just been reading some of Peter Temple's books. In my opinion he is one of the world's best authors. He lives in Australia and his stories take place there. And there are dozens of first class American authors that I read.
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