In my years as a teacher, I was best described by one chap as sending complaint emails that were funnier than most people's joke emails. I felt violated by that, my secret was out. I always got a faster response when someone was able to call and say "Liked the email, sorry about....." and then got on with finding a solution. I had worked in customer services before I know so many people got stressed about calling the complainers as the ear bashing was awful.
Writing is something I have always loved doing and Holyrood Dark was started on my SPV phone, long before phones became a good option so it seems apt that my first book gets published in such a format first. I feel I already share a bond with my reader by the medium they are reading through.
By medium, I mean kindle, iPad etc. if you need the other kind of medium then you are probably dead so should not be reading books but putting the wind up some people. I can give you a list of people I want to spook, but you will need to send me your medium to communicate!
My first story is one I think adults will like but also teenagers. It is not meant as a "teenage" book and it even has a tiny wee bit of sex reference. I know teenagers, as a teacher, and know only mature teenagers will want to read this sort of material.
I am a dad, and a husband. I have two boys who are responsible for me never sleeping but things are going to get worse very soon, my wife is expecting a baby girl in the next few months. I am going to not ever sleep again.
Follow me on twitter @holyrooddark and engage with me on your thoughts whilst I look to work on my second novel.
I am not too intent on paper publishing right now but if you want to discuss that too, I am open to suggestions.