- John, your first book is being turned into a movie. Is that a head rush for you or what? "Not so much as a head rush, but a total surprise and then like I guess any Author, excitement and pleasure with big names attached this is going to be quite a movie !"
- What is the book, "I Was, I Am, I Will Be," about? "There’s nothing more intriguing than a true-life thriller, where the protagonist maneuvers through a world of high-stake drugs, espionage and terror. Along the way, he unwisely falls in love with a terrorist whose commitment to her cause is greater than the love she shares with him. "I Was, I Am, I Will" Be is a real life memoir and chronicles the life of a young man who finds himself involved with terrorists, drugs and gun-running. "I Was, I Am, I Will Be" chronicles the life of a young British man, born into wealth, prestige and a family name dating back to the 1600’s. But this storied background isn’t enough to save him from the lure of easy money when the opportunity arises…I Was, I Am, I Will Be" offers remarkable evidence of how a young man is conned by the security services into working for them as an undercover agent and a shocking cover-up by the German Government.
He was the man you thought you knew. Things were never quite as they seemed. Some called him a liar. More called him a thief. In the end, it was all he could do to stay alive.
A remarkable and true story, This is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost man, who experienced far too much too young in a world shaped by money and greed."nit took. One ill-advised, reckless decision and the course of his life changed forever...3. What do you love about writing? "A very old friend of mine, an actor called Vincent Schiavelli, best known I think for his roles in the Movies, Ghost and James Bond Movies, had a huge influence on me. He knew my story and the experience that I had been through and he pushed me to sit down and start writing out my story. Sadly, Vincent died in 2005, before the book was finished. Writing a true story about yourself has the advantage that of course the storyline is already there, the disadvantage is that you have to be very honest and truthful about it all. I found the Memoir to be in the wring almost a therapeutic exercise, a relief to spill all the beans ! Do not forget that I had kept the secret from all my family and friends. I am presently finishing the next part of this story, which is even more explosive !
4. What advice do you have for the struggling writer? "Write from the heart, never give up and while I hate to say this, if your in this for the money. there is not any ! Very few Authors get their books published, let alone make a fortune, think in terms of a Movie from your book, spin offs make your income ! Get a good agent to work with you and good luck!"
5. Where do you see the book publishing industry heading? "Well, the industry is having a tough time, like us all in the present economic climate, But I think things are improving a little. e-books have also hit the publishing companies hard. The future ? I think that paper and hard back will settle down and hold about 50% of the market, but always under threat from e-books. "