Joining me today to share #TenThings he’d like his readers to know about him is Jamie Adams. Jamie’s book is The Fathers, The Sons and the Anxious Ghost and you can order a copy of it here. Thanks to Kelly at Love Books Tours for the invitation to take part in the blogtour.
1) I love to travel and lately have made a pact with myself to avoid flying and try to be more Eco. I have had some great holidays in Belgium, Switzerland and then Luxembourg recently. All of them were by train.
2) My inspiration for writing was my English teacher at school. She really got me excited about books and persuaded me to change what I read, daring to read Sense and Sensibility as well as MacBeth.
3) My favourite author as a child was Roald Dahl and as an adult the books I tend to read are mostly by Joanne Harris, as her style is so intriguing and the stories are easy to get submerged in.
4) I have freed up some time in the last year to do film and TV extra work. It has been fascinating and shown me how interesting the industry is. It has made me dream abut one day writing the script for a movie.
5) My book ‘The Fathers, the Sons and the Anxious Ghost’ is my attempt to get people thinking about aspects of mental health that affect us nowadays. I wanted to tell the tale from the point of view of three men and then their kids ten years later.
6) My favourite theatre production that I saw was ‘Gypsy’ starring Imelda Staunton. I was so excited to gain her autograph afterwards. Having seen about 100 West End and Broadway plays, her performance stood out above most others.
7) My first publication was a short story about a guy stuck in a snowstorm who fell in love with another driver, also stranded.
8) My work in progress is a YA fiction book about two 18 years olds who are somehow immersed in a mystery linked to a spooky house.
9) I have a fascination with Scandinavia and am planning a holiday in Denmark and Sweden.
10) Having high blood pressure, I try more than ever to keep fit and make an effort to run a few times a week and try out routines, such as using kettle bells.
From the back of the book
Three guys in their thirties have something in common. Their children all go to the same school. One day a tragic event leads to them having to deal with a lurking aftermath which draws them into each other’s lives and causes them to rethink their attitudes to just about everything.
The children tell the second part of this story, ten years after the initial events. The dust seems to have settled until one of them uncovers information that throws everything back into chaos.
The third part… well that will have to wait.
Jamie is a teacher who has studied a geography degree back in the nineties because of his love of nature and the outdoors. He found environmental education especially important and soon became a teacher for the primary-age group. Jamie enjoys reading and watching all kinds of theatre productions, from high dramas to lively musicals. His love of writing shines through in everything he does.
After writing a group of short stories linked to romance, which he published as ‘Short Dates’ independently, he decided to write a novella centred around topical issues such as mental health, parenting and relationships.