Douglas Skelton – Author in the Spotlight @DouglasSkelton1 @sarabandbooks


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Douglas Skelton

Today it’s the turn of Douglas Skelton to stand in my author spotlight. His latestbook The Dead Don’t Boogie (fabulous title by the way), was published by Contraband in June this year. You can order a copy online by clicking here.

First of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?

I’m a former journalist, bank clerk, civil servant, taxi driver, shelf stacker and wine waiter. I edited a local newspaper in Ayrshire for 17 years until I decided to give it all up and starve as a full-time writer.

What inspired you to start writing?

It’s hard to say. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I have a memory of lying on the floor of our flat in Glasgow writing a crime story called ‘Who Killed Cock Robin?’ I’d maybe be about seven. I’ve always been an avid reader – westerns, science fiction…

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