Today is my stop on the blog tour for North of the Rock and I am here today with an interview with the author!
Title: North of the Rock Author: Ian Jones Publisher: Clink Street Publishing Published: 4th June 2019 Pages: 308 Format: Paperback Source:: N/A Add It:Amazon UKGoodreads. Summary: John smith is a man who solves problems, just don’t try to stop him. As a favour to an old friend in the FBI John returns to West Texas. But there is now a whole new town and way of life that has sprung up since he was last there ten years previously. He soon finds out he is in the middle of some very rich men who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
What is your favourite thing about writing books?
I love the freedom of writing, that I can literally change an entire city without a second thought if it fits in with my work. The feeling of creating something that is unique (well, hopefully) and all mine is very special, But especially when I finally can sit down and just let my imagination loose, and see the words on the page in front of me.
Who is your favourite character in your book and why?
I have to say John Smith of course, but in Lost in Vegas I do (unfortunately) like Pablo Escola, because he is so unpleasant and almost unwittingly hopeless at everything especially considering all the chances he’s had that he is almost endearing.
What is your favourite drink to consume while writing?
Hmmm, probably a nice glass of wine.
Do you have any bad habits while you’re writing?
Yes, I often go into far too much intricate detail on a subject when really I should back off and let the reader be able to picture the scenario for themselves. I have been trying hard to do this but it is proving quite hard.
How do you research your books?
Mostly by reading and talking to people. I am fortunate to have a wide circle of friends, so for example when I wrote ‘The Handsome Man’ I was able to discuss basic procedure with a real firearms officer from the Metropolitan police. In these matters I feel it is important to be as factual as possible, I would hate it if that particular friend was to read my book then spend the next two hours telling me all the things I got wrong.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A plotter definitely. I always have a good idea of what I am about to write whatever part of the book I am working on.
If you could live in any fictional world, which would you choose and why?
Ha ha this is a good question. I think it would have be any of the towns or cities that are in Magnus Mills’ books, his characters are so fascinating.
If you could befriend any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Count Dracula. Now that would be interesting.
About the Author
Residing in London, Ian Jones lives with his wife and daughter, a cat Gloria, tortoise Gary and three fish; Daphne, Velma and Scooby. He currently works at a Taiwanese hardware company, looking after Europe and works as an Electrician in his spare time. Ian Jones has been writing since he was twenty years old, though he mostly wrote black comedies and seemed unable to finish a complete novel. Fortunately, ten years ago, Ian Jones tried his hand at writing thrillers and published his very first novel, The Handsome Man. Since then he has had many other books published via Kindle Direct. Lost in Vegas is actually the second book that he wrote.