A professional pilot for his entire career Geoffrey Ashton draws on a wealth of international scenarios to weave tales of action and romance in the thriller genre.
His trilogy, Contrail, The Fox Hunter and The Ryan Saga weave stories of action and suspense around his lead character Geoffrey Lincoln
What is your writing process?
I start with a sentence and end up 90,000 words later. The books have a life of their own. I find this technique leads to a fluidity in the book that is not possible with pre planned works. The technique aids rapid change of direction to keep the reader guessing. There is nothing worse that picking up a book and knowing the ending after the first page.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover must relate to the book and be honest with the purchaser
A group of international terrorists track a corporate crew and their passengers through Europe with the intention of obtaining company secrets known to the passengers. This deadly chase intimately brings together crew and passengers in a zig zag through Europe as they all try to survive multiple dangers.
Geoffrey Lincoln, mentally shattered after the death of his wife, retires to the life of a recluse on his remote sheep farm. His only interest is the hunting of the foxes which destroy his lambs. A corrupt politician learns of mineral wealth under his farm and uses intimidation and physical violence to scare him away. These threats and a new female interest drag him out of his terminal reverie