1. What is the first book you remember reading?
Kriki – The Wild Duck by Alexis Steiner.
2. Was there any particular book that inspired you to become a writer?
Probably The Grapes of Wrath.
3. Name some of your favorite authors and their works?
Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath), Sartre (Nausea), Sallinger (The Catcher in the Rye), Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe), Kerouac (On the Road), Wallace (Ben-Hur), Fowles (The Magus) to name a few.
4. What do you regard as your first serious piece of writing?
San Elysium, a movie script I wrote at 18 and touted around Hollywood for a while.
5. What is your typical work day routine?
I’ve always been a night owl, so I prefer to work nights, often through till daybreak. I like the peace and solitude.
6. Where would your ideal writing location be?
Either a backstreet apartment in Paris or some quiet Greek island.
7. Which media, books, movies or TV etc, do you tend to draw most inspiration from?
Classic Movies. Film Noirs, in particular, such as The Third Man and The Big Sleep.
8. If there was one book you wished you had written, what would it be?
The Grapes of Wrath.
9. What would you say were your strongest and weakest points as a writer.
I would say my strongest point is creating a powerful narrative. My weakest point would be knowing when to stop, avoiding the mental snare of endless rewriting.
10. Apart from The Tears Garden, have you any other books in development?
As well as the sequel to The Tears Garden, I have a few other works at various stages of development.