Author Spotlight – Seumas Gallacher



Please introduce yourself. 

Good day, m’Lady, Aurora. First up, a gazillion thanks for permitting this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler licence to intrude on your blog… I trust you have the standard insurance and attorney protections for this…


  1. When did you start writing? 

I’ve dabbled in short stories most of my life… and poetry of a teenage angst sort to begin with, branching into more mellow life incidence… but I primarily consider myself more an authorial wordsmith rather than a Wordsworth… the Jack Calder crime series began around eight years or so back…



  1. What motivates you to write? 

At the time of the urge to write the first novel, it was born out of the sense that it was ‘just time’ to get down on paper ‘that novel’ we all supposedly have in us… I wanted to see if I could actually do it… now, I’m afraid the writing addiction is well and truly set, and I understand it’s incurable… and I’m happy about that…



  1. What genre do you write in and what made you choose this particular genre? 

Frankly, I chose to dabble in crime fiction, as it seemed to lend itself to an easier inventive narrative… since then, I’ve realized that sum’times real world fact is crazier than any fiction I can ever create, thus leading to a lot of past personal experiences and live observations being amended and inserted into my stories… changing detail to protect the guilty, most of the time…



  1. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you? 

With no false modesty, I try to be as good as I can be at anything I take up, and do so wholeheartedly… from a standing start, I understood the need to be immersed in the whole nine yards of being a writer, particularly including the absolute necessity to be positively present on the SOSYAL NETWURKS… so far, the reading population has been generous in the aggregate downloads of my books on the Great God Amazon… next step would be a television series or film options… fingers crossed…



  1. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it? 

Never… I enjoy being creative and playing inventively with words, so if I reach a wee ‘resting spot’ in the novel writing, I indulge the blog and the networking on the web… where the novels are more cerebral, the blog is more lighthearted, often whimsical… the balance and the mix is healthy for me…



  1. What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors? 

Read… read more… read even more… support your fellow authors… most are not in competition with you… the global scribblers family is full of generosity of spirit… partake of it and share it back… and start NOW to ’build your platform’ of followers and other writers relationships on the internet… it’s all part of the ‘business of writing’…



  1. Please, tell us about your work. 

The core of the Jack Calder series is built around former SAS officers who run their own specialized security firm, International Security Partners (ISP)… in the course of their business of protecting their clients interests, they encounter international drug lords, crime cartels, people-traffickers, money-launderers… with the gloves off, they use their black ops skills to foil the bad guys…



Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!! 

My immense pleasure to be here, m’Lady, thanks again…



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