What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Blogging on www.youagolfguru.com and engaging with golfers on Twitter have helped in the promotion of the book and have given me plenty of ideas for a couple of follow ups.
Describe your desk
Chaotic. A tidy desk is a sign of a sick mind.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Warrington, Cheshire. Warringtonians have a great sense of humour, are passionate and keep their feet on the ground.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Golfing, interfering unnecessarily in my PR business, thinking about writing.
What is your writing process?
For my own work? Have a germ of an idea; make copious notes over long periods; throw it all into the laptop; leave for a while and then revisit.
For clients? Have the idea; source the info and crack on.
When did you first start writing?
My family struggled for money during my formative years and I remember catching my mum crying with worry about how we were to pay the bills. I noticed some of the comics I was reading (aged 9) published letters and had prizes for the star ones. My first letter, to The Victor, won a star prize. I thought it would be some money. It was a table tennis set. Undaunted, I did more research in the newsagents, wrote to Shoot magazine and won a £2 postal order, which I gave to my mum. She put it in my savings account.
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! You'll be relieved to know that there isn't a test!