Questions by Author Roy Murry
CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?
For anyone who has read my blog at www.always-hanging-around.blogspot.com you will know that I am married with two young children. I live in Thorpe St Andrew which is located on the edge of the historic city of Norwich in the county of Norfolk in the United Kingdom. I’m a lover of life with all the enjoyment it can bring. I’m a full time writer with my energy spent writing my new manuscript I have initial entitled Daniel Jones DOOM which is the sequel to FRENZY a Daniel Jones story; plus my world-wide-blog and articles for some magazines. I like to travel and have visited many different countries around the world; my next stop is in Tunisia, and I hope one day soon to return again to the great U.S.A.
DO YOU REMENBER THE FIRST STORY YOU WROTE?
I use to have to write stories at school, but I can’t remember any of them. I sometimes find stuffed in some box in the attic various hand written pieces of paper where I have started on a story, but never got past the first page or two. The first story I do remember is one I still have the early chapters to, and one day in the future I might even get around to finishing it. It’s based on a small, but true, event that happened during the second world. The plot is about what would have happened if this event never took place, and what the consequences would have been.
WERE YOU INSPIRED BY SOMEONE OR SOMETHING?
I was inspired to complete FRENZY a Daniel Jones story after the sudden death of father-in-law. At the time I was in paid full time employment, and always thought I would write a book once I had retired, but the whole horrible event taught me that you must do what you want to do now; because you never know what is around the corner, and we only get one chance on this wonderful planet. So I resigned from the company and gave myself a target of two years to get FRENZY published which I achieved on the very last month. I was also inspired by someone else and there is a dedication in the front of my book that gives a clue to his identity.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WRITING A STORY?
What I most like about writing a story is getting lost in the plot. By letting you thoughts take over so time stands still why you live out another life. You can be whoever you want to be, and in any situation, with the hope that the picture you paint with words will also bring enjoyment to your fellow human beings.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK?
Frenzy a Daniel Jones story is about a young man who discovers a terrible secret about the rulers of humanity that tears his secure and loving life apart. The Over-seers know he knows the truth, and thus he has no choice but to go on the run to save not only his own life, but also to protect his family. Near to death his life is saved by Gwendolyn a girl from a very different background. With the help of Mary an older lady who becomes the mother figure of the group as the threesome go on a quest to find the one thing that can protect them in the new world order. It’s a fast paced dystopian novel that leads you though a vivid landscape of excitement, danger and friendship as the three heroes’ are chased by Hunters who do the Over-seer’s dirty work.
ARE YOU WRITING ON SOMETHING NEW AT THE MOMENT?
I am writing Daniel Jones DOOM the sequel to Frenzy. It will be in the same writing style and I’m presently halfway through the manuscript. New characters are introduced while one may be killed off! Once again it will be written so that anyone of any age, or sex, will enjoy reading it just like with FRENZY a Daniel Jones story. So it doesn’t matter if you are a teenager or retiree, or any age in-between, male or female, you should like the Daniel Jones series.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR ASPIRING WRITER’S?
There are two tips I will freely give. The first is to expect constant rejection. From the first time you give your first ever draft of your beloved manuscript to a friend to read expecting them to come back to you a week later saying it is the best story they have ever read; only for it to sit on their coffee table for two months because they got lost, or bored, after the first four chapters. Then trying to find a publisher, or agent, and once you are in print trying to get publicity, or reviews. If you can’t take rejection then don’t start. The second tip I give is to never to give up. If you have faith enough in your story especially like me where I gave up a secure well paid job to follow my dream then you will find a way through every rejection.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE GO TO READ YOUR WORK?
Frenzy a Daniel Jones story is available in most countries around the world in either hardback or digitally on Kindle, Nook and iStore although presently only written in English it will soon be translated into Turkish. It is available to read in libraries from the U.K to New Zealand, but people can get some taster chapters via Amazon and other sites on these links.
Amazon U.S.A http://amzn.to/HpNeFF
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/1aHssy9
Amazon U.K http://amzn.to/HvSI29
Barnes + Noble http://bit.ly/1bSInGm
World-wide at Book depository http://bit.ly/1dgl5M4
FRENZY a Daniel Jones story is also available on many other different web-site for sale, or review, and though other formats for iPad and mobiles.