Today's interview is with Graham Smith, who just happens to have his first book release with Bloodhound books out today.
Do you think of the twists first then the story, or does this change every time?
I tend to only have the start, what the finish should be and a couple of waypoints in mind when I start a story. After that, I sit down and start writing. This allows me the freedom to listen to what the characters are telling me about the story.
How much involvement do you have in the cover design, and how important do you think book covers are?
I think they are crucial to a book’s success and I’m very lucky that both my publishers involve me in the process of designing and selecting a cover.
What advice would you give someone who was just starting their writing career?
Read and review several books in the genre you want to write in. I firmly believe that you see more as a reader when you know you have to write a review.
Has a character ever surprised you as to where they want to take the story? And if so, tell us about it.
Kira Niemeyer took control of large sections of Watching the Bodies despite being dead from the first line.
Graham, you are a manager of a Hotel and Wedding Venue, what is the strangest occurrence that has happened? Would you use any mishaps from guests in your books?
A Gentleman never tells, but if he did, it would be a bloody good story about a millionaire and a porn star.
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions Graham.