5 Questions with Simon Wood

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It has been said that to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. With that in mind, please answer the following questions.

What book got you interested in reading?

I don’t know about reading but I know what got me interested in stories and that was my 5th grade teacher Miss Pepper.  She read stories to us (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Nanny McPhee, Stig of the Dump) and these were just awesome to hear and adsorb.  She was an amazing teacher.

– Do you have a favorite genre to read?

Crime and horror are my two favorite genres.  I probably read more crime thrillers than anything these days.

– Are there any books you’ve read more than once?

I reread a ton of books.  I should say listen.  I’m dyslexic and listen to audiobooks more than anything.  Books I re-listen to are THE LONG GOODBYE, THE STRAIGHT MAN, LOVE ON A BRANCH, MALTESE FALCON, to name a few.

-What got you interested in writing?

I think I’ve had an interest in stories since I was a teenager but I didn’t get interested in writing until I moved to the US in ’98.  I couldn’t work so I had the opportunity to explore the opportunity to write and I did and never looked back.

-What was the hardest book for you to write? What made it so hard?

All of them.  No book is a breeze to write.  There’s always that doesn’t quite work and needs special effort and thought to resolve.  I can’t wait to write the easy book.

Paying The Piper (Fleetwood and Sheils Book 1)Saving Grace (Fleetwood and Sheils Book 2)The One That Got Away

Deceptive PracticesDid Not Finish (Aidy Westlake Mysteries Book 1)Accidents Waiting to Happen

We All Fall DownTerminatedNo Show


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