25 June, 2017

#Interview with J.G.Dow, #Author of Jane in Manchester

About the Author:
 I was born in Huddersfield and went to University in Manchester and wrote poetry before I got onto novels and have written a sci fi book and a few others in the past. I also like music and play guitar.
Amazon Link - Mybook.to/JaneofM

An Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
It was after I started writing poetry and then I decided to try writing a novel and it went from there really.

What inspires you to write?
I just like doing it and its a fun way to keep busy in life.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
I went to Manchester during University and so I knew about the place a bit and found it a good setting for the book.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
Not really- maybe something really basic that I did when I was thirteen perhaps.

Tell us about your writing process.
I try and do about an hour or so a day, usually in the evening until tired.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
The hen-do in Blackpool because there are a good few funny scenes.

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
I don’t know really- I hope not!

What is your most interesting writing quirk?
I don’t think I have any to be honest - I just get on with it!

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
Yes. Richard Brautigan is good and Evelyn Waugh along with many others but I don’t think they influence my style so much.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
I don’t think I’ve ever had any advice to be honest.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Make sure you really enjoy doing it and it’s not a grind.

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
I haven’t a clue but I suppose a load of English actors because of the setting.

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
Maybe a guitar, a dictionary and a frying pan.

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
I go out to the pub socialising sometimes and read in my room quite a bit.

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.
I can juggle, play the guitar and cook a good spicy bowl of noodles!

What do you have in store next for your readers?
Hopefully more fun and games from my Jane character

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
I like listening to music…can’t think of anything else!

About the Book:
Jane's life on the face of it isn't really too bad...she has great friends like party girl Natasha who's always up for a laugh and her close pal Polly, always there for her and of course her loving parents, but things could still be better... 

Most people she knows are either married or have kids and she has been single a while now and wonders if a good man is ever to be encountered again. The single life is far from a quiet one for Jane however, as she is constantly getting dragged to night clubs and bars by Natasha and the crew as well as enduring a particularly boozy weekend away at the seaside! 

Jane loves a lot about her life, disregarding rude plumbers in her flat and dealing with annoying superiors and a smug sister, but as a certain someone takes her eye, is everything about to change and get a whole lot more serious or is the single life determined to keep her captive a while longer yet... 

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