I started writing in 2003, but it took a few false starts over the next ten years before I completed my first novel, The Cabinetmaker. Despite one agent and one small publishing company showing interest, they didn’t take the book on, so I self published on Kindle, and latterly on Smashwords. It was favourably reviewed, but reader’s feedback threw up a few issues.
My second book, Blue Wicked, took a year to write and I used the feedback I’d had from the first book, resulting in a shorter, more pithy novel than the first one.
My latest book, Bloq, was published on 1st April 2016. Although the lead character is Scottish, most of the story takes place in London. A blog tour to launch the ebook ran from 29th March to 7th April. The Paperback should be published by mid May.
I was born in Glasgow 1960 and lived there for the first 22 years of my life. I now live and work on the Ayrshire coast, in the animal health industry. I’m married with four grown up children, and in my spare time I read, sail, make furniture, play football and watch films when I’m not writing.
Alan Jones is my pen name, as I need to keep working to pay the bills, and I wish for the time being to remain anonymous.