Q. When is your next book coming out?
Q. How do I contact you?
A. It’s all over here. Email is usually best — I reply to every email. Unless it goes into my spam folder, of course.
Q. I’m a publisher/magazine and I want to publish something of yours for a huge amount of money.
A. Allan Guthrie of The North Literary Agency is my literary agent. Contact him through their site.
Q. I’m a screenwriter/producer/director and I want to option one of your books for a huge amount of money.
A. Talk to Al, see above.
Q. Are your books available on audio?
A. The Fenchurch books are. The first three Cullens too. Something on my todo list.
Q. Love your cover artist! Who is he?
A. She. My girlfriend does most of my covers. Or she tells me how to do them.
Q. Who handles the ebook and print formatting for your self-published titles?
A. Me. I use Scrivener to output pretty clean Kindle files. I also use it to write my books — an awesome tool and really cheap. Takes a wee bit of getting used to but it’s really powerful. There a ton of good sites out there showing you how to use that to publish your ebooks.
Q. In what order should I read the Cullen books?
A. Ghost in the Machine, Devil in the Detail, Fire in the Blood, Dyed in the Wool, Bottleneck, Windchill and Cowboys & Indians. Then Cullen appears in Missing, the first Craig Hunter novel, which will tie in with Heroes & Villains, the eighth Cullen.
Q. Will you write an eight Cullen novel?
A. Yup, like I said above. I’m probably going to produce them every twelve to fifteen months or so, due to other commitments. The first three books were published eight months apart, but I need to give myself some breathing space between books these days. Not that it means I won’t write, of course, I just won’t write Cullen…
Q. Can I write a Cullen book on Kindle Worlds?
A. No, not yet anyway.
Q. Have any of your books been turned into film or tv?
A. Not yet.
Q. Why are your ebooks only available on Kindle?
A. A couple of reasons. I’ve got books published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon’s publishing arm, and they don’t aggregate to competitors. For my self-published work, I tried selling on other channels, e.g. Nook/Kobo/iBooks, and nobody bought them. Amazon’s KDP gives you lots of benefits for going exclusive, and it works for me. My books are DRM-free so the files can be bought on the Kindle Store and transferred to any e-reading device using cables and stuff. Really easy, even my dad can do it.