Check out David Jackson, the author in the spotlight on the Portobello Book Blog
I’m pleased to have David Jackson dropping by the blog today. The first in his series featuring DS Nathan Cody, A Tapping at My Door, received rave reviews from bloggers and the second, Hope to Die, was published yesterday by Bonnier Zaffre. You can order a copy online hereor it is available at all good bookshops.
Welcome David, first of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?
Mild-mannered university lecturer by day, dashing crime fighter by night. Sorry, no, that should be crime writer. (It’s less dangerous, although those paper cuts can hurt).
What inspired you to start writing?
Frustration. Those scientific journal articles don’t allow you to swear, kill people or use emotive language. They also don’t have a huge readership. I needed an outlet before I exploded in a very messy way.
Tell me about your journey to publication
I began with short stories…
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