After his retirement, Colin Guests wrote a memoir entitled Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps. Since then, he has written another ten books, with his latest, Death on the Move. It is the last in a trilogy of thriller, starting with Desperation Rules the Day. Apart from memoirs and thrillers, Colin also writes romantic novels/ and short stories.
As a lover of Tigers, he has adopted one for the past twelve years and uses the name Tigerman on various of his social media sites.
What inspires you to write?
After 19 years of working on high-class interior finishings on projects in 14 countries, I have seen and experienced many things. It was what gave me the idea to write Follow in the Tigerman's Footsteps that covered the main part of my working life. I followed this up with An Expat's Experience of Living in Turkey, where I have lived for the past thirty years. This led me to then write adventure, thrillers and romantic stories/novels. I enjoy writing and would like to think that readers also enjoy reading my books.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a seat of the pants writer. I think up an idea and start to write. Characters/names come to my mind, and off I go. I usually write every day, but never to a specified word count. Although I have a study, I write on my laptop perched on my lap in the television room. It might seem strange; I find this far more comfortable than sitting in my office chair and the computer on my desk. As I love writing and get great pleasure from doing so, I am always in the mood to write.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I start to write a new story, I don't know how the characters will develop. I guess in a way my characters talk to me so I can get a feeling of how I should portray them.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lee Child The Reacher series
What genres do you write?
Non Fiction, but mainly fiction, adventure, thrillers and romance stories
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
A story just comes to my mind. It could be of any genre
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
Pens, pencils and notebooks
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
What formats are your books in?
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