This week’s author interview features author Tom Gould.
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Now, let’s meet Tom Gould.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to do a bit of both. I prefer to write for myself first and foremost and worry about what people think about it later.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Be prepared for a lot of hard and unrewarded work for many years. But always keep writing as sometimes you can get recognition along the way and when you e-publish it is a really good feeling.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
The Meaning of Night: A confession by Michael Cox. It is absolutely superb
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Disappointingly I haven’t received any yet so I am hoping that this may reverse that trend.
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
No not really I think that everyone should be allowed to interpret stories however they wish to.
Do you Google yourself?
What is your favorite childhood book?
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
Write more of the kind of stories that I do now.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Two months to write the first draft and then ages to polish it.
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