Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Glyn Smith author of 'Sanctuary’ and ‘Repercussions’ plus a Give away

I met Glyn on face book after he message me to inform me that my birth place is mentioned in his book. He had my interest , I dashed over to Amazon and the books sounds intriguing. Loved the covers as well. Here we are weeks later and he agreed to be part of the blog. I am honored to know him and is for one looking forward reading his books. 
Thank you Glyn, you are an inspiration to us all.

Author’s Interview Questions
1.      Are you famous is the general question I get when family and friends introduces me to their friends. It always left me with a pause as quick comebacks filters through my mind but ending up saying something like ….”Oh gee thanks” and give a shy smile, silly I know but the idea unsettles me. (a)Does this happen to you and (b) what do you say?

I can’t imagine being famous, and other than my family making jokes about it, it hasn’t come up. On the few occasions that I have been in a bookshop and have been introduced to customers, I’ve been surprised how amazed they are to meet an ‘actual author’!
2.      In general do you like to talk about you writing and published books or are you very close-lip about it? If no why?

If other people raise the subject, I’m happy to talk about my books and the characters. I don’t raise the subject myself.

3.      What book/s are you currently writing and what is it about?

Currently, I’m working on the final part of the Ben Coverdale Trilogy. It’s the conclusion of a complex mix of stories. It centres on the protagonist, Ben Coverdale and his love-partner, Mary. The previous books tell the story of their being separated, and how they get back together. But there is a villain in the shape of Donald, Mary’s ex-lover who is determined to do her harm. The subject matter of the previous books – diamond smuggling, people trafficking, murder and not a little passion – spills over into the final part.

4.      Why this particular genre?

Part one started out as romantic but events took over, and it became a suspense/romance novel.

Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Abduction, Murder - it's all here.
Ben Coverdale, a 30-something guy with a successful business but not much luck with women, moves from England to France to start a new life there, but his hope of peace and tranquility is short-lived when he receives a starnge, garbled email from an old flame.
The past that he thought he had left behind catches up with him in ways he could never have imagined.  

5.      What inspire or motivate you to write?

My characters. They have become part of a parallel life. As I write, I get to know them better.

6.      What is the writing process like for you?
I only write in the afternoon/evening. The rest of the other time is taken up with marketing – boring!

7.      What is the best and/ or worst part of being a writer?

The best, obviously, is when you finally see your work produced as a paperback. That really is a thrill. The worst part? I don’t think there is a worst part. I love writing, especially when I hear back from readers that they have enjoyed reading my books.

8.      Any advice for struggling writers?

I kept a record as I wrote my first book, and have put all the best ideas and tips into my website at I invite any aspring writers to take a look.

9.      What is your favorite genre to read or write?


10.  Favorite author?

Got to be Stieg Larsson.

11.  Do you have a favorite spot to read and write? 

I like to be somewhere peaceful to read, and I lock myself away in my office to write. I don’t like being disturbed when I’m doing either.

12.  What did you do before you became a writer?
I worked in the financial field, looking after local businesses finances.

13.  Was it a life long dream or triggered recently?

I started writing when I retired and had the time. I’m a very late starter. I will be 75 this year! But I don’t feel that old, and my wife would certainly agree that I don’t act it!

14.  What do you like to do when not writing? 

I live in one of the most beautiful parts of  England, and I enjoy nothing better than walking my neurotic border collie in the countryside around us – even better when the walk happens to end up in a pub somewhere.

15.  Do you have a bucket/ to-do list and would you share at least two things on it?

Not really. I don’t make plans at all. I just let life happen. That way, it’s always full of surprises.

16.  Most daring thing or experience you have done you would like to share?

Many years ago, my wife and I sold up in the UK, bought a caravan (trailer) and set off to see Europe. That really was when I learned how to let things happen!

This or that questions:
·         Coffee or Tea -  Coffee
·         Sweet or sour – Sweet
·         Home make meal or takeouts – Eating Out
·         Winter or summer –  Summer
·         Night-owl or Early-Bird – Night Owl
·         Telephone or visits – Visits
·         Which social network do you prefer? Facebook
·         Blogger or website? Website
·         What does your family say about your career? Supportive or Clueless – Very supportive.

And Finally
Moto/wisdom in life you live by. 

“I’m smiling because I have no idea what’s going on!”

Set in France, this latest book by Glynn Smith Wild, 'Repurcussions', continues to follow the life of Ben Coverdale as he tries to settle down to a comfortable life with his beloved, Mary. However, the past is never far behind and the danger posed by an angry ex' continues to put both Ben and Mary in consistent peril.
 Readers of 'Sanctuary' have anxiously awaited the next installment in the Ben Coverdale Trilogy, Repurcussions', and the writer does not disappoint. The author is successful at pitting the estimable and honourable Ben against the manipulative and scheming Donald. In a tale that has been told through the ages, at the heart of this struggle is a woman (Mary) who must endure being pulled in multiple directions by the two men. As the cover of the book most succintly states, this is a story of drama, deception, and duplicity. What sets this apart from other books of a similar genre is exacting details as offered by Smith-Wild and the subsequesnt way in which the reader is thoroughly engaged in the escapades of this threesome. Ben is clearly not only protector to Mary, but also has a vested interest in digging deep to the bottom of what motivates Donald. His rival in interested in Mary not just for pure and romantic reasons, but she is integral to a larger plot that Donald is confident that Mary knows a bit too much about his illicit transactions and thus she must be dealt with appropriately. 

Contact details and buy links of the newest books you would like the readers to know.
Twitter: @OBSpublishers

Give away from June 19 - 26, 2013

The give away is very easy, just answer the question, 
leave a comment on my blog with your email address, and country and you can win a signed copy of one of the books for our USA/UK/Canada readers.

Open for international readers as well, 
3 winners will receive a copy from Smashwords

Question: Name Glyn Smith's favorite author.

Terms and condition. 
The winner will be chosen by the author immediately after
 the end of the give away.


  1. Hi Lynelle
    You have a most interesting blog

    His favourite author is Stieg Larsson
    Harry Dodgson

  2. Thanks for entering Harry, and thanks for the compliment.

  3. Hi Lynelle,

    you have a very intresting and informatine blog,


  4. O my I forgot the answer, it is Stieg Larsson.

    and your blog is informative.

    1. Thanks Paul for stopping by en entering :)