Guest Author Blog

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 Graham West

Book Title: Finding Amelia

Genre: Paranormal

I studied art at Hugh Baird college in Bootle before joining the display team at Blacklers store in Liverpool city centre where I spent seven years in the art department before moving on in 1981 to become a sign writer. I live in Maghull with my wife, Ann and have a daughter, Lindsay and two grandchildren, sonny and Kasper. I also play guitar at weddings and functions throughout the Merseyside area.

Short synopsis of book:

Following the horrific death of his wife and child, Robert Adams struggles to rebuild a life with his seventeen-year-old daughter, Jenny. Their relationship is tested further when she expresses a desire to contact her mother through a spiritualist and he watches helplessly as they slowly drift apart. But everything changes when Jenny begins to dream—dreams which take her into another world—a world inhabited by a young girl, imprisoned in a dark attic. A girl Jenny believes is an ancestor whose spirit is reaching out across the generations.

But who is she? What does she want? As Jenny’s behaviour becomes increasingly dangerous and unpredictable, Robert finds himself confiding in Sebastian Tint—an old professor who claims to possess a sixth sense. Together, they employ retired genealogist Jack Staple to trace the family tree, but it is a journey that takes Robert down a road of discovery that threatens to tear their world apart.

Why do you write?

I write because I love telling a story. It’s as simple as that. My characters will often take me on a journey that I’d never planned or anticipated as they develop in my mind.

What was the incentive to start writing?

As a schoolboy, I loved books such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights although my pitiful attempts to emulate them resulted in my leaving the world of literature until I was married and began to read contemporary fiction. I read a book called ‘Impulse’ and was so captivated by the story that I decided to start writing again.

Has writing changed you?

Yes, I find writing even more therapeutic than playing the guitar. I have a new confidence and belief in my own ability.

Who influences you and why?  

J.K. Rowling. Not just because of the brilliant intricate and absorbing storyline demonstrated in the Harry Potter series, but her determination in the face of adversity. She never gave up believing either in herself or her work. 

What reactions do you get from your nearest and dearest regarding your writing?

My wife rarely reads fiction, preferring Biographies but she genuinely loved my first novel and has been a constant source of encouragement.

What made you choose that genre?

I love the paranormal genre because like science fiction it allows the imagination to roam freely into so many areas.     

 

https://www.facebook.com/authorfindingamelia/

 

Thank you for being my guest author, Graham. I share your love of the paranormal and I like your book cover – very dark and mysterious.

Thank you and enjoy the journey xx

17 Responses to Guest Author Blog

  1. Paula says:

    Loved your short stories – made me feel! Write more!

  2. Sarah Dahl says:

    Thanks a million for hosting me, it was fun and I am chuffed that you are interested in my story 🙂 Your blog is just wonderful and a real treasure trove! All the best of success to you and hope to keep contact.

  3. Paula says:

    Very welcome IAWN x

  4. Remy Dean says:

    Diolch yn fawr IAWN!
    Thank you very much for your support!

  5. Paula says:

    Always a pleasure having guests, glad you had positive feedback x

  6. Phil Burrows says:

    Thank you for having me on your site Paula, I’ve had some great feedback from people about it.

  7. Thank you for having me on your guest blog

  8. Remy Dean says:

    Thanks for having me on your generous website.

  9. Thank you so much for hosting me here, Paula. Love your blog. I was a wonderful experience interacting with you. God bless.

  10. Paula says:

    Always a pleasure Assaph – keep writing 🙂 xx

  11. Assaph Mehr says:

    Thanks much for hosting me, PJ! 🙂

  12. Paula says:

    Absolutely Jane – lovely having you. Onwards as always – never look back! xx

  13. Jane Finch says:

    Thanks, Paula, for hosting me. Onwards and upwards to the next challenge 🙂

  14. Paula says:

    Guest questions are in the questionaire page

  15. Where do I find the Qs for an author to fill out? I would like to participate but cannot find the Qs. Thanks.

  16. Paula Roscoe says:

    Great having you Mary, will be reading your book asap xx

  17. Mary Morgan says:

    Many thanks for hosting me, P.J.! I loved being on your blog. 🙂

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