Ian Welch

Biography

Ian Welch was born and educated in New Zealand. After briefly studying accountancy and commercial law he turned his attention to agriculture.He started an agricultural contracting business and progressed to owning several livestock farms. His business interests moved on to city based businesses. He has travelled extensively before opting for a quieter lifestyle in the idylic Bay of Islands. Writing has never been on his must do list, it happened more by accident. His first foray into writing came as a contributor to a local publication. Now with time on his hands he sat down to explore this passion. Target -Prendergast Uncovered is his second novel.Writing has suddenly transformed from a hobby into an obsession.

Smashwords Interview

Where do you see yourself and your writing in ten years?
I have a problem - I seem to have misplaced my 'Crystal Ball'. Let's have a guess, I can come up with three scenarios.
One: I churn out two novels per year. Each subsequent novel is spectacularly more successful than the previous. My bank account is bulging at the seams, film directors are beating a track to my door to sign me up to turn my novels into movies I am leading a life of unabashed decadent luxury - staying in luxury hotels and resorts as I frequent all the elite hot spots reserved for the rich and famous. A never-ending supply of pina colada's as I laze on a sun-drenched tropical beach. Life is blissfully perfect. And then I wake up!! Damn it. Have you ever had a fabulous dream, woken up and tried desperately to get back to sleep to continue the experience?
Two: After five years of turning out novels which I think are absolutely fabulous but no-one else does, I finally admit defeat, I'm being delusional and I give up. I'm burdened down with debt accumulated trying to promote my failed masterpieces. The tax man is knocking at my door demanding payment for income I never earned. Reminds me of a song by the Kinks, 'Sunny afternoon.' 'The taxman's taken all my dough and left me in this stately home. All I've got's this sunny afternoon. And I can't sail my yacht, he's taken everything I've got, All I've got's this sunny afternoon.' I digress - it's about this time I again wake up this time in a hot sweat. Another damned nightmare.
Three: I continue writing, no spectacular success, a sprinkling of sales but I'll have to shelve plans to give up my day job.
I only have one small task to perform. 'Convince one million readers that my next novel is going to be the next best thing since sliced bread.'.
WAIT! Delete option two and three, I'm going with one!!!!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The bank manager. No, not really. We spend almost one-third of our lives asleep, why waste any more? On the writing theme, a lot of ideas come to me in bed and I need to write them down before I forget them. I often rewrite segments of my books in my head whilst in bed. Okay, the truth. I can't wait to get up in the morning, sit down and add to my novel.
Plus our house has panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Sometimes you wake to see a cruise ship moored in the bay. Fishing charters and private boats are scuttling out to sea to try their luck. The regular ferries transporting the constant flow of visitors to and from Paihia and Waitangi. It's a hive of activity, why would you stay in bed and miss all this?
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Books

Phantom Footprints An Electric Eclectic Book
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Supernatural collides with reality. Travis exists, Scarlett knows this. She has seen the evidence with her own eyes, she has felt his presence, she has held his hand. Why does everyone doubt her? If only she could remember the accident, why would she be riding a horse like Makayla said? She hates horses.
Operation Debt Recovery An Electric Eclectic Book
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
What harm can a week in fun city Las Vegas do? Answer - open a can of worms which will change Brandon's life forever. Now Brandon has the almost impossible task of trying to extricate himself and restore some normality to his life.
Chantilly Lace An Electric Eclectic Book
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Chris's secret is no longer a secret, and hubby is baying for blood. Chris is more than an insurance salesman, and is Amanda the person Chris thinks she is? And how does Chantilly Lace fit into this picture?
Circumstantial Truth
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 87,090. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
. A failed relationship, betrayed by his best friend and framed for a crime he did not commit. A multitude of different people with their own conflicting agendas is swirling around Zack Carmichael. Life is complicated and confusing. Is prison the place to rediscover love and seek help establishing his innocence? A compelling emotional journey against almost insurmountable odds unfolds.
Firestrike - Prendergast Uncompromised
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 96,340. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
What does Brad Prendergast, a beach bum surfer, Jefferson Sainsbury, head of operations, CIA, and Angel, an aggrieved Islamic woman have in common? Answer - Firestrike and the men who have possession.
Conspiracy
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 90,640. Language: American English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Craig Watson's life is in freefall. Amanda has left him, unknown people are trying to kill him. Nothing is making sense. Is his boss and friend Todd Burmister implicated? A sinister secret from Todd's past has resurfaced and is threatening to destroy Todd and everyone associated with him. Craig needs to unravel this mystery and discover who is maniputing his life before it is too late.
Broken Wings
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 114,840. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Take a large dose of a suspense thriller, add in a mysterious accident or is it a cold blooded murder? Exact the most spine chilling revenge imaginable. Dust with a sprinkling of romance. All co-exist surrounded by swirling series of family crisis. The captivating result, Broken Wings.
Target Prendergast Uncovered
Price: Free! Words: 79,450. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A paid holiday in Hawaii, and he can take his surfboard. Brad couldn't turn down that offer. All he's required to do is strike up a friendship with a gorgeous Irish girl and report to his MI6 minder any information he can uncover of the father's plans. He wasn't supposed to fall for the girl. Brad's presence infuriates some dangerous people.

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Latest book: Missing in London. Published August 7, 2018. (4.00 from 1 review)