Thursday, 13 February 2014
Welcome to 'cook the books'
Check out my latest 'cake bakes'
Just like my books they have secret ingredients
a twist of mystery, a drizzle of suspense, a sprinkling of intrigue
and a slice of action
Blended together, cooked, baked and...
Ready to go.....
|A Chocolate Heart|
|United Artistes Casting Agency - Celebration|
|One birthday cake for a very special grandson|
|Always time for a break|
|Pink Elephants too|
|And a read as you wait|
But if all else fails
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Chatting with Shane Grey.
Welcome to my home in cyber space. Thanks for dropping in. I’m delighted you took time out for a chat. I love talking to people who have a real story to tell so I really appreciate your time.
A. Southern California's Inland Empire. It's about 45 minutes from L.A.
Q. Are you a full time writer or do you have a day job?
A. I'm a male nurse. Writing isn't a full time job for me yet.
Q. Did you find the inspiration for your writing in your previous employment or have you created a tale from the figment of your imagination?
A. Past work experiences, TV shows, and movies inspire me to create. I worked in a psych ward for three years and I'll never forget it.
A. The works of John Fante and Charles Bukowski. And the fact that I have something to say, but must sugar coat it in story format.
Q. What is the biggest challenge to being a writer today?
A. Self-promotion, self publishing. Getting others to read your work.
A. I'm influenced by Charles Bukowksi, Chad Kultgen, and Chuck Palahniuk. That's what keeps me in the genre.
Q. How did you edit the work once you had completed it?
A. This is bad, but I often edit while I write. Once I'm done with the complete work, I read it aloud and slow. That's the best way for me.
Q. Did you design the book cover or did someone do it for you?
A. I do it for now. I used a combination of a site called Phixr and Microsoft paint.
Q. How much do you enjoy writing?
A. It keeps me sane. If I go a certain length of time without writing in some form I get depressed and I feel miserable.
Q. Do you see yourself staying in the same genre or would you write into another genre?
A. I want to write Teen Paranormal Romance. But I need to research it more.
Q. Are you planning any more novels in the future that you can give us a ‘taster’ for?
A. I have a novel about a guy who has to complete his best friends bucket list after his sudden death. I'm hoping it will be done before October 2014.
Q. How do you spend your leisure time?
A. Netflix. Beer. the gym. And I listen to many podcasts. Sometimes I read indie authors.
Q. If you won a million pounds on the lottery tomorrow how would you spend it?
A. Amazon.com, and I'd buy a Mac Book.
Q. If the trip was free would you travel into outer space?
A. No, I heard Sandra Bullock and George Clooney had a horrible time.
Q. Do you have any particular hobbies or interests?
A. I host a podcast called The Hangin' Outcast where I get to vent and talk pop culture. Outside of that I love hanging around bookstores and cafes.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A. Newport Beach, California.
Q. If you could dine with two people in a fancy restaurant who would you choose to be your guests?
A. David Duchovney and Michael C. Hall
Q. What is your favourite sport / team / club?
A. I used to watch professional wrestling, it was the only sport that gave me credibility as a male. I like weightlifting and strong man competitions.
Q. Where can we find out more about your work?
Q. And where can we follow and support you on social media sites?
A. @greyebooks on Twitter. www.facebook.com/Greyebooks Facebook.
Thank you for chatting today and good luck with your work.