Welcome to the jungle…
Deep in the Amazon rainforest, a toxin so deadly has been kept secret for centuries.
Dr James Clarke discovers a 150 year old arrow head coated in a rare poison so lethal it could kill thousands of people in a matter of seconds.
The perfect weapon that could now be in the hands of a group of extremists, set on mass murder.
Soon Clarke’s daughter, Anna Clarke, is on the case. A former elite soldier with an iron will.
However, this is no ordinary organisation she’s up against, and Anna will soon uncover a plan of diabolical proportions.
Can she stop the terrorists before it’s too late?
A highly entertaining and totally gripping debut thriller. From the rainforest to the streets of London, to Washington DC, this nail-biting read will take the reader on a journey as twisted as jungle vines.
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Peter Wilson whose book Deadly Nectar thrilled me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love mystery and suspense but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Peter Wilson, a biography of the author and an interview between us both will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Peter Wilson!
Peter Wilson is a first time author who never set out to have a career in writing. After leaving school he worked as a civil servant for seventeen years before realizing his dream of setting up and running his own angling business. A qualified instructor Peter has spent many years teaching a vast variety of students from under privileged children to the British military, as well a working for a number of high profile companies, for which he has appeared in many magazines and instructional angling films.
An avid reader of action and adventure novels, he finished his first book Deadly Nectar in 2018.
Peter lives in Bedfordshire, England with his wife Jane and their two children Jack and Charlotte.
Now, how wonderful does Peter Wilson sound?! The author is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between us both, I hope that you enjoy the author’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself
My name is Peter Wilson, I am 52 years old and live in Bedfordshire, England. Where I run our family angling business with my wife Jane and our two children Jack and Charlotte.
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
My book is titled Deadly Nectar and the idea really came from my daughter Charlotte. At school, she had to write a 500-word story and came up with the plot of a young girl looking for her father who was lost in the jungle. A short time later I was going out to buy a new book to read when my wife said: “I don’t know why you don’t write a book instead of reading one”. I thought for a moment and then replied “I might just do that” she then made the comment that made this all happen “You would never finish it”… She knew what she was saying. So it started and I was always going to finish it!
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
Never give up, I had days when I couldn’t write, there was just nothing there, but I found if I contributed a little, the next day was always easier, So even if it was just a post-it note or two, I would stick them on my computer and when I came back to it, it would trigger a start. Also if you have an idea, write it down, I got up countless times in the middle of the night and made a small note, the next morning I would feel like I had a head start and the words would flow.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
For me, I need to be kept interested, so there has to be something happening, something to make me want to turn the page, the quicker I read a book, the better it is, because I needed to know how it ended.
What is your writing process like?
Well, this is my first novel, I had only ever written 2000 word pieces for angling magazines before. So I didn’t know how to get started really. I decided on a vague plotline, I had a beginning and a middle, characters, and locations and built the story from there.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Again, this was all new to me, I did a lot of research before I wrote anything and set up a file with all my notes in, I wanted to get everything down in note form so I could reference it as I worked. Character’s names, connections etc, facts on cities, weapons, locations and of course plot. I found the research very enjoyable and also inspiring.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
I tried to work 3-4 hours every morning, Monday to Friday. Some days I would edit previous work, others I would do 300 words some days 3000, every day was different. But I found I had to get up early and start, if I was interrupted, even for a few minutes, it was hard to get back into the flow.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I love reading, but don’t read as much as I would like to. I work seven days a week from 7 am until dusk, so it’s hard to get into a book. So I am limited to the few days I have off from work. My favorite authors are Clive Cussler and Lee Child, both great talents and wonderful authors.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
I really did enjoy writing my book and it was a massive achievement for me, I think if this book is well received and the readers want to know what Anna Clarke and the team get up to next, I may just do another.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Peter Wilson! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more about Peter Wilson, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,
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