See my website www.liamleddy.com
The two novels Body Language and Bad Form I have written to date are Glasgow sixties crime fiction. Raw , uncompromising Glasgow sreet crime , warts and all. Twists, turns, surprises and violence abound. In conjunction with my numerous short story collections both sell very well indeed in bookstores and to libraries and of course my readers in general.
This month alone, December 2012, I have been filmed by Scottish Television re my work. This will be screened by STV mid January. I have also done telephone interviews for television companies about my work in December together with Library presentations. Looking for more exposure as always particularly to Scottish ex-pats the world over. I believe thoughts will always stray to the land of your birth. Or city of your birth. In this case Glasgow. Beautiful, generous, humour filled and lovable. Also, on occasion, dark and very, very scary.
My latest short story collection "Tales of Dedication" is now available on Smashwords together with all my usual outlets. I have always been of the opinion that the short story form is sadly neglected in favour of the novel. Short stories are not short novels and vice versa. How many times have I heard the words he/she has "only written" when applied to the short story author. Not true in my case. And certainly not true with the vast majority of world famous authors. I love to read and write short stories and believe that all libraries are missing out if they do not have a separate section for short story collections and anthologies Just updating my new all smiling photo of me on Smashwords because that`s the one I use on my fabulous brand new website. This new site is so user friendly it confuses me. Not a hard thing to do granted.
My first novel Body Language is being re-formatted by my new publisher Authorhouse and will very shortly be available in all major print outlets globally
As of now Tuesday 23/06/15 my books are available in on request from either Amazon Createspace Authorhouse Barnes & Noble Abe Books Books a Million.... In short almost anywhere globally. My books sell in USA UK Germany Canada Italy and surprisingly enough - to me at any rate - Brazil. Now seeking Scottish expat readers globally and book readers in general who may or may not be familiar with Scotland and particularly Glasgow. Watch my videos on Youtube Stage 32 and Vimeo
Most readers- because of my neglect in updating my Smashwords bio for so long- will be unaware of how many five star reviews my work is receiving at present. Check them out on my author pages at both Amazon and Authorsden. Then buy them wherever you choose. Smaswords for example. The same books are all here!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland U.K and still live there. I write sixties Glasgow crime fiction Write what you know they say.
Lassiter is an ex Glasgow gangster. Lassiter is now a reporter. Lassiter has very close friends on both sides. He is very very dangerous because he is also very clever. Gloriously accurate Glasgow characters. The gangsters Hagan Horner Jamieson Reggie. The police Hegarty Dawson Bradford Maggie Hagan Sarah Lassiter P.J. Each character so accurately drawn you will feel you know Novels Body Language Bad Form Body Art and Bad Beats coming soon
A new short story collection illustrating the fact that "ordinary" people often achieve extremely extraordinary things.
Trademark twists, turns and extremely surprising endings from different personalities faced with difficult and dangerous situations.
My first novel. Body Language is sixties/seventies Glasgow in the raw. Tough and uncompromising it introduces Lassiter an investigative journalist and his many friends on both sides of the law. Streetwise tough and violent dialogue will attract readers everywhere Glaswegian or not.