Our second awesome author in the countdown until the Get Down With The Awethors Facebook event on April 12 is James Quinn. His giveaway is extra special because his book won’t be published officially on Amazon until May 2015, so you could get the chance to read it early!
1. What will you be sharing with the group on April 12 at the Get Down With The Awethors event? Free book giveaway, sneak peek, merchandise, holding a competition, discussion?
I’ll be offering a free copy of my new book A Game For Assassins as part of the giveaway bundle. I’ll also be making myself available throughout the day for people to ask questions about who I am (as a new author) and about the background to A Game For Assassins.
2. What is your latest book or work, and where can we find it?
A Game For Assassins is a Cold War thriller that introduces the character of Jack “Gorilla” Grant, a British intelligence officer. He’s a bit of a rough lad who doesn’t pull his punches. Hopefully the readers will take to him. The book is due for release at the beginning of May 2015, so this is a sneak peek opportunity for new readers.
3. What drives you to write? Music, an interest in the human mind, is it cathartic for you?
I love the creative process, and it’s something I always wanted to do since I was a child when I won my first school writing competition. Unfortunately “real life” got in the way, and it’s only now that I’ve hit the dreaded 40 that I’m in a position to make it a reality.
4. What’s your favorite book in the world? One you couldn’t imagine having lived your life without reading.
There are so many, it would be a bit like choosing your favourite son or daughter! Impossible! But probably the biggest influence for me has been John le Carré. The first book of his that I read when I was a teenager was The Honourable Schoolboy, and it’s stayed with me ever since.
5. When will you be at the Awethors event on April 12? All day or at a certain time?
Hopefully I’ll be popping in and out all day (work permitting) but probably afternoon time is when I’ll be focused on the event!
James Quinn spent 15 years in the secret world of covert operations, undercover investigations and international security before turning his hand to writing.
He is trained in hand to hand combat and in the use of a variety of weaponry, including small edged weapons, Japanese Swords and Hunting Bows. He is also a crack pistol shot for CQB (Close Quarter Battle) and many of his experiences he has incorporated into his works of fiction.
He lives in the United Kingdom and travels extensively around the globe.
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