What’s your writing background? When did you begin writing and what inspired you?
My dad always bestowed upon me a great love for reading. He always had his nose stuck in a book. I suppose the next step up from reading fiction is writing it. I just gave it a go. I’m glad I did!
How often do you write? And how do you manage to fit in writing among other commitments?
I’ve never really been one for setting a particular time of day aside for writing. It doesn’t work for me. You can’t just expect inspiration to hit you when you want it to. So, I prefer to write on the go so to speak. I use my iPod to jot down pieces of my story throughout the day then I spend the evening expanding on it.
In which genre do you most enjoy writing?
Crime fiction. Good Deed is my first novel. It’s the first of many featuring Detective Inspector Ronnie Buchanan. I’m already a good hundred pages into book two, so I expect to be writing in the crime fiction genre for quite a while.
What draws you to write in that genre?
I’ve always had a liking for the grittier side of crime fiction, stories featuring the underbelly of society. They always seem a bit more real to me.
Can you tell me about your current project(s)?
As mentioned earlier, I’m currently on book two of my Buchanan series, working title Cold Shot.
It takes place in a particularly cold winter in Aberdeen and involves a sniper. Not hard to see where I came up with the title I guess.
What are your writing plans for the future?
Just to keep doing what I’m doing really. It seems to be working. The book’s selling well and I’m getting some good reviews.
Where can people find out more about you?
You can find out all you need to know at my blog.