Stephen Gane


About the author:
Stephen Gane was born in Bath, Somerset, in 1948. He left school with no qualifications. He then found employment as an apprentice chef. Joined P&O and worked on cruise liners for a while. Then he moved to London where he ended his cooking career as head chef of a London Club. His second career was antiques which he did until he retired. Suffering from dyslexia he has had problems with reading and spelling so writing a novel never entered his head.
Christmas 2013 he had a dream and had to write the story. Seven weeks and three days later "A Questionable Hero" was finished.

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How did you first get the idea for you novel?
I had a very bad infection and my doctor prescribed some very strong antibiotics. I am not sure if it was the medication but I had a vivid dream about the beginning of the story. I just had to write. Seven weeks and three days later “A Questionable Hero” was 95000 words long and in it’s first draft.
How has dyslexia affected your life?
When I was a child a long time ago, dyslexia was not well know, so my school days were hell. It was the worst time of my life (so far). Reading and spelling have always been a nightmare for me. I have only read five novels in my entire life as I find it hard going. I read stuff that isn't there and I have to keep going over the same words to make sense of them. I have always had problems knowing my right from my left which over the years has caused a few problems when directing people. Now with word processors that have spell checkers and that dyslexia being recognised it is easier, also the popularity of audiobooks means I can now listen to stories.
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A Questionable Hero
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A Questionable Hero
Price: Free! Words: 77,650. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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