Tom has just informed me that his new book is to be launched tomorrow, so I thought it was a great time to let you meet him. Over to you Tom…
Tell us a little about yourself…
I grew up in small mining town on the outskirts of Glasgow. After finishing a masters in English at Glasgow uni, I spent the next ten years pursuing a financially ruinous musical career as a singer/songwriter, playing, recording and touring the UK and Europe with my band . I now live in Bath with my wife, my daughter and my hyper-neurotic cat, where I work at the University as an Academic English lecturer.
Can you remember the first book you ever read or was read to you.
Noddy Goes to Toy Town. It had a profound effect on me. I still don’t fully trust flat-capped northerners on holiday.. Oh wait, that’s The Famous Five, isn’t it?
What was the first thing you ever wrote?
“Poo.” (no really, it is)
(Stop laughing Annie!)
Do you have a favourite writing place.
Are there any other writers/authors in your family.
No I’m the only writer, but not the only lunatic
What or who has been your has been the biggest influence on your writing.
Which author(s) do you read most.
Me. I’m never done editing and re-editing my own work. I barely get a chance to read anything else.
Do you have a favourite genre and what is it.
I hate genres. I’m a genre buster. It’s a bit like saying, what’s your favourite colour? Every colour is important and every colour is relative to the next.
It’s blue, by the way.
What are you working on at the moment?
-Trying to pay off a massive home improvement loan that is bleeding me dry. Oh, and a collection of short stories, about debt.
Where can we buy your books?
Painting by Numbers is available in kindle format here:
And soon to be released book format… Awaiting link
Thanks Tom. Good luck with your new book, I really hope it’s a best seller.