Iain Rob Wright is another one of my amazing author friends. If fact he was the very first Indie author I ever read. The book was Housemates and I was instantly hooked. I read everything I could find by him and still do. If you have not read anything by him hurry up and start. You won’t be sorry. Iain can tell a story unlike most anyone I have ever met. He makes it look so easy when I know it isn’t. I can’t say enough how much I admire and love his books. He has a fan in me for life! He is a smart, kind and funny man who loves his wife, son and soon to be baby more than anything in the world. He is a great friend and someone I truly admire. I am very proud to introduce you to Iain Rob Wright…..
1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
My dad bought me an old electric typewriter when I was about eight. I got to work immediately, writing a story supposed to be like a Terry Pratchett tale. I don’t remember about it.
2. How many books have you written?
I’ve lost count. 15/16 novels and about 30 short stories?
3. Anything you won’t write about?
I’m not a fan of extreme sexual violence. You probably won’t ever see any of that from me. Cruelty to animals is something I would also probably struggle to write about.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I’m 32, married with a 2-year-old son and a daughter on the way. My wife’s name is Sally and I love her very much. She’s my best friend.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
Probably The Gates. It was a lot of fun to write with a lot of memorable scenes. The Sarah Stone novels were also a pleasure to write and took almost no effort at all.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
Probably James Herbert to begin with, but eventually Stephen King, especially after reading his memoir, ON WRITING. It made me realize that being a writer wasn’t only for posh, snobby men who drink bourbon in their mahogany-beamed offices.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I love watching TV box sets with Sal (Nashville is our current favourite), or films if there is anything good. On my own I enjoy playing video games on my laptop, and of course reading.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
I take a couple of weeks off to be with my family. That’s it. It happens so often now that there’s nothing magical about it. It’s just work, so I take a break before I get on to the next one.
9. Where do you write? Quite or music?
I write in my office, usually with a window open playing a film or tv show, sometimes music on YouTube. I hate silence. My wife finds it amazing that I can concentrate with stuff playing on the screen, but it’s only in those thinking moments between paragraphs that I pay any attention. I like having Impractical Jokers on at the moment as I know all of the scenes enough not to be distracted, but having them laughing and giggling lifts my spirit.
10. Anything you would change about your writing?
I would make it better. I often worry that I’m not at a high enough level to be a ‘huge success’. My writing could be better and that will always be the case, no matter how good I get.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
I would love to earn enough money to never have to worry about having to do anything else. After being a fulltime writer for five years now, the notion of having a boss other than myself is terrifying.
12. Where do you live?
STALKER! I live in the middle of the UK – right in the middle.
I have a cocker spaniel. His name is Oscar and he is 5.
14. What’s your favorite thing about writing?
The money! No, it helps me distress. It gets a lot of my emotion out in a really cathartic way, and that helps me be a happier and better person in all aspects of my life. Giving life to these characters and watching them grow is like being a parent to a hundred children, and they all make you proud.
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As always… Iain I wish you every happiness and much success. Thank you for letting us get to know you better.