Today I want to introduce you to the first person over sixty to ask to be featured. A wonderful man from my ancestral homeland of Ireland, I give you Paddy Kildarra.
My first Indie novel is ‘The Rimmer Tree’, a murder mystery set in a
fictitious UK Midland city.
Link on Goodreads:
“On a remote Sussex farm backward seventeen-year-old ANNA thinks of her baby and takes an eternity to die on a prickly rope.
Four decades later, ALAN CAIN, a man without malice but even less tact, finds a three-fingered hand violating his suburban letterbox on a bitter
Fractious by nature, Cain is already fighting to keep his kids and career
before he stumbles upon the same hand severed next to a headless body in a
disused Victorian pump house.
Cain soon learns he has history with the victim and not in a good way. Made
prime suspect by Detective Chief Inspector
Badman, Cain pursues his only clues while evading capture: an old mourning
card, a man called Rimmer and a back street hostel.
Assisted by a reluctant priest and an indomitable young woman, he meets
betrayal, corruption and unexpected support while unravelling the long
shadow of a forty year old injustice.”
Sixty-two. Born in Dublin. Served in the military (far away from guns).
Qualified in graphic design and ended up in public service. The Rimmer Tree
is my third novel, so I thought it was time to take a punt. It’s available as paperback and ebook on Amazon and the usual distro.
1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review?
I neither have good reviews or bad ones yet! Only recently published and not done any marketing other than set up a blog and put a link on Twitter.
Cunning plan is to build some following before I start any hard sell. Not a natural social media animal to be honest.
2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?
Finding a hand stuck through my letterbox one dark night and learning from the cops that the sale board for next door probably attracted ID thieves who were trying to grab mail off my floor thinking my address was the for sale one. Explained why I had received a weird number of credit offers to my address in previous days for names I didn’t recognise. That’s how the germ seeded. The dead bodies came later.
3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you?
Apart from family I tell nobody my furtive secret and use a pen name. Found Twitter followers friendly and supportive as is Goodreads so far.
4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life?
Self-publishing, once past the writing stage, is about a whole lot of humility and reliance on other people. No good being over-sensitive in life or nothing can be achieved.
and last, What’s your favorite color?
Sure isn’t it green.
Remember, if you’d like to be featured in the #SupportIndieAuthor series, please drop me a line at RileyAmosReviews (@) Gmail (Dot) com. Until next week, keep writing!
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