There are so many...but recently I've been seduced by Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, then there are authors like Colum McCann, Patricia Duncker, Zadie Smith, Auster, and Murakami. I love European literature from people lie Camus, Genet, Sartre and Gogol, Turgenev...should I go? I haven't attempted to copy the style of any of these authors, instead I attempt to combine a good story which touches my heart or emotions in some way, and add a dash of magic and a little pepper...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sun in the sky, the magic in the air. I don't exactly bounce out of bed like Tigger, but then I don't mope about the riverside like Eeyore. Then it's take in any and every possible diversion before settling down to work in my studio.
The Shadows: Priest Lies Down is a thriller unlike any you have ever read....believe it. What happens when a guy finds himself in a world he cannot control? What does it mean to have a loaded pistol thrust into your mouth? that's what you'll discover in this first instalment of the Priest series.