About Colin Guest:
After his retirement, Colin Guests wrote a memoir entitled Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps. Since then, he has written another ten books, with his latest, Death on the Move. It is the last in a trilogy of thriller, starting with Desperation Rules the Day. Apart from memoirs and thrillers, Colin also writes romantic novels/ and short stories.
As a lover of Tigers, he has adopted one for the past twelve years and uses the name Tigerman on various of his social media sites. For more information about the author and his work, check out www.colinguestauthor.com
What inspires you to write?
After 19 years of working on high-class interior finishings on projects in 14 countries, I have seen and experienced many things. It was what gave me the idea to write Follow in the Tigerman's Footsteps that covered the main part of my working life. I followed this up with An Expat's Experience of Living in Turkey, where I have lived for the past thirty years. This led me to then write adventure, thrillers and romantic stories/novels. I enjoy writing and would like to think that readers also enjoy reading my books.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a seat of the pants writer. I think up an idea and start to write. Characters/names come to my mind and off I go. I usually write every day, but never to a specified word count. Although I have a study, I write on my laptop perched on my lap in the television room. Strange though it might seem, I find this far more comfortable than sitting in my office chair and the computer on my desk. As I love writing and get great pleasure from doing so, I am always in the mood to write.
How do you develop your characters?
When I start to write a new story, I don't know-how the characters will develop. I guess in a way my characters talk to me so I can get a feeling of how I should portray them.
What authors inspire you?
Tom Clancy, Eric van Lustbader,, Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum
How do you keep going in the midst of distractions?
When I write, my mind is focused on that. I don't allow myself to get distracted and switch off when I do, then switch back on again.
What are your hobbies when you need a break from writing?
I like to read and when possible go out for a walk with my wife.
What romance genres do you write?: Fiction
Do you write in genres that are not romance related?
Yes, I write memoirs, adventure and thrillers
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print
Where to find out more about the author
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