Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an ex-BBC engineer who became an author by accident in my late 40s. This lead me to becoming an author’s mentor and expert at clearing writer’s block. I’ve now published 12 books of my own and helped hundreds of other authors get published too.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
It’s called Mindful Timeful Kindful and it’s the first in a series of books on practical applications of mindfulness meditation. The inspiration was what happens when an engineer experiences and explores the weird and wonderful things that happen when we learn to meditations.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Kind of weird but also quite practical. I meditate before each writing session and tune into my future self who knows the words I have yet to write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Metaphysicians like Rudolph Steiner, Paulo Coelho, Richard Bach and Paul Foster Case. Mavericks like Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut.
What are you working on now?
The second in the series on practical mindfulness. It’s called Managing Time Mindfully. It describes how we can change the speed of time and increase creativity and productivity by changing the speed and nature of our thoughts.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best vehicle I ahve found by far is running my own podcast, The Zone Show – www.thezoneshow.com – this creates amazing new connections for me and also gets my invited as a guest on other podcasts.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write something, no matter how small, every day. Publish something, no matter how small, as it will drop a pebble in a pond and create a ripple. My 1st book was only 5000 words and lead to a whole new career.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never lend anyone more than you can afford to lose. (from my dad)
What are you reading now?
What My Soul Told Me by Richard Barrett
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am writing and published at least six books in my new series on practical mindfulness at a rate of one a month. The first on is out this month and I just broke my leg which bizzarely will help get the others out at that rate, if not a little faster.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Cosmic Memory by Rudolph Steiner