Today my guest author is Mark Richards, congratulations on being the first gentleman to brave my questions!Hi Rosie – hope this is the sort of thing you’re looking for…
Name: Mark Richards
Live? By the sea in Yorkshire
When? Can’t remember a time when I didn’t write
Type? I write a regular weekly blog at www.bestdadicanbe.com which started as a newspaper column ten years ago. I write about the everyday trivialities of family life, and I hope I give people five minutes’ amusement and a wry smile from time. So my books are an extension of my blog – they’re a funny look at family life from a Dad’s point of view and (hopefully) they strike a chord with parents everywhere.
Tips? Sit down and write – inspiration, if that’s what you call it, will arrive
Writing a book is only 2% of the work, promoting it is the other 98%
Writing is re-writing. And then more re-writing
Book? I’m reading the latest – and I suspect the last – Harry Hole book by Jo Nesbo, Phantom. Yep, it’s good but like books that are part of a series if you’re going to read one, start at the beginning of the series. And I’m looking forward to Bring up the Bodies when it’s in paperback, as I thought Wolf Hall was truly excellent.
Sample? The best introduction to my books is Best Dad I Can Be. All of 77p on your Kindle or Kindle app. Here’s the link http://amzn.to/VnPVaTBest regardsMarkFriday’s guest author will be Hope Charles
Thoroughly recommend ‘Best Dad I Can Be’ – very funny and cheers you up when your own teenagers get a bit too much for you! Spoken from experience!