Friday, 9 May 2014

7 Questions with #Author Ted Tayler @Ted_Tayler #ShortStories #AmReading

What makes you happiest?
Listening to loud rock music and drinking red wine. These two things don’t have to be at the same time, in fact quite often I’ll have Jack Daniel’s and coke instead, but the music must still be hot and heavy!

Have you always enjoyed writing?
My mother started my love of words and books from the age of about four. Two of my aunts were school teachers and by gas light and even candle light on occasion, we’d spend hours battling with our cousins over word games they conjured up for us to stretch our vocabulary.

What books did you love growing up?
I never grew up! While I was getting older I enjoyed Dickens, Conan Doyle and more recently Rankin.

Who is your favourite author?
Charles Dickens. I keep going back to ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.

Which is hardest – writing, getting published or marketing?
So far writing has been the easy part! Self publishing bypasses the old school lottery that once existed. The real killer is marketing; a tough nut to crack that’s for sure!

Do you plan to publish more books?
Definitely, although I’m torn at the moment between concentrating on the two police officers and basing a series of books around them or staying on the dark side and making the villain the lead character.

What else do you do to earn money, other than write?
I’m semi retired and I work as an Exam Invigilator; I have done it for twelve years so far and I love it; it’s a challenging yet rewarding task.


A collection of twelve short stories with an unexpected twist at the end. There are love stories, ghost stories and tales of revenge, all sprinkled with a touch of humour. In fact there's something for everyone, young or old. There are characters and situations you will readily recognise, but will you identify 'the sting in the tale' before you turn the final page?

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Genre - Short Story Collection
Rating – PG
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