Guest Author R.R. Gall

Today our guest is Richard, R Gall, author of yesterday’s book The Wrath Inside, here is a link to the post if you missed it. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-51U

RR Gall

Let’s find out more about Richard and his writing.

1) Where is your home town?
   I live in Dumfries, Scotland.
2) How long have you been writing?
   As I’m getting on a bit now, it’s been quite a long time. I’ve dabbled away since my twenties but only started properly when the big 50 hit me for 6.
3) What genres do you enjoy writing?
   Usually murder/mysteries: the crime giving a peg to hang everything on.
4) Where did the idea for The Wrath Inside come from?
   It started by wanting to know what life was like at that time. Just basic things like: what they ate, how they made a living, their views, and how much, or, indeed, how little they knew of the world. With that in mind, I decided to set the story in a small, ordinary town.
   Also, as part of the research, I read old and modern translations of The Bible and was surprised by how the resonance changed with the language. So I tried to write something that would feel contemporary: hopefully showing that people have changed little through the years and that events in the book are no different to ones going on in places round the world today.
5) Tell us some of the historical background to the area which this book is set in at the time of AD 15
   There had been many different conquerors over the years (Persians, Greeks, etc) and now The Romans were in charge. But unease was growing – people wanted to be free from oppression. Revolts flared up, only to be sharply quashed.
6) What illnesses were both Ezera’s parents suffering from?
   There is more in the next story.
7) What jobs did Ezera and his friends have in their day to day life?
   In the area where the story is set, most would have worked the land. There would be set chores in the home as well. They would also be expected to study Scripture and Law.
8) Joseph Caiaphas had a lot of power over the people, how would Rome have dealt with this threat?
   I doubt if the Romans would have been all that bothered by the priest – as long as he did not overstep the mark. Similarly, High Priest Annas wielded great power for a long time but was only deposed after taking things a bit too far – perhaps sentencing people to death. However, he remained influential, in the background, for many more years to come.
9) Tell us about your trilogy.
   The Dumfries Detective Trilogy is a murder/mystery set of stories. It consists of: The Case of the Pig in the Evening Suit, The Case of Colourful Clothes and Kilts, The Case of the Hermit’s Guest Bedroom.
   As the titles suggest, there is supposed to be some fun in them but, also, enough thrills and spills to keep the tension going right through to the last book.
   Unusually, this amateur detective, Jin Johnstone, is not very good at what he does – although he is well-intentioned. Nevertheless, as the trilogy progresses, it is possible to see him improve as a detective, and, almost as importantly, as a man.
   All the action takes place in and around the Scottish town of Dumfries – taking in its sights and its colourful characters.
10) What are you working on at the moment? Do you have an expected publication date for fans?
    I’m writing a (slightly different) police procedural murder/mystery, set in Glasgow. It will be out at the summer.
The Wrath Inside
Find a copy on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

Guest Author Leti Del Mar

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Leti Del Mar is doing a blog tour to promote her book Land of the Unaltered, today she is a guest author on my blog talking about herself and giving us her writing tips. Please join me in welcoming Leti.

1)Tell me your name  Leti Del Mar

2) Where do you live?

Sunny Southern California, USA

3)When did you start writing?

I’ve tinkered around with writing for most of my life but i wrote my first novel in 2009

4)What type of books do you like writing the most?

I like to write something with a good mix of romance and adventure.

5)Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing.

1- Never give up.  The only one who can prevent your words from reaching readers is you.

2-Pace yourself.  If all goes well, you’ll be doing this for decades to come so don’t freak out if things aren’t happening as fast as you would like them to.

3- Learn the business side of writing but keep it in its place.

6)What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it?

I just finished the Dumfries Detective Trilogy by RR Gall.  It is a collection of detective stories set in Scotland and I gave the first two a four star rating and the last one five stars.  They are great detective stories that kept me guessing until the very end.

7)Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it.

Land of the Unaltered.

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Book Links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Land-Unaltered-Confederation-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00DD158FK

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Land-Unaltered-Confederation-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00DD158FK/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1371542814&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=land+of+the+unaltered+by+leti+del+mar

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325731

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17875009-land-of-the-unaltered

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/land-of-the-unaltered-leti-del-mar/1115766942?ean=2940044586048

Blog tour tab on my website (contains tour schedule):

http://wordswithletidelmar.blogspot.com/p/blog-tour.html

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If you missed my earlier review of her book, here it is;

Land of the Unaltered by Leti Del Mar

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced review copy of this book from the author and was delighted to read the story. A young adult romance set in a futuristic world where there is a liking to have repeated medical alterations. However there are people who don’t want the high life of the city, Rose goes to live with her aunt to escape the world that her parents live in. She meets Flynn, but he refuses to be friendly. A romance blossoms, but what will become of their future? A great story with the promise of its continuation in the next book.