We bid a warm welcome to Andrew Scorah
I was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire but moved to Swansea, Wales in 1999. my writing has appeared in Action Pulse Pounding Tales vols 1 & 2 alongside best selling thriller authors Matt Hilton, Stephen Leather, Adrian Magson, Zoe Sharpe and Joe McCoubrey. Having been raised on a diet of seventies and eighties Pulp Fiction, and no I do not mean the film, books like The Destroyer series, Mac Bolan, et al, I’ve intended my work to reflect those humble beginnings of my literary journey. My books are not the long drawn out War and Peace length tomes, and I make no apologies for this. I write pure escapist fiction for the general entertainment of the mass audiences, brain candy. Books that will take you out of the mundane everydayness of your life into a world of pulse pounding action and adventure, just like the old Pulp stories from back in the day.
Yes there is violence, sometimes extreme, yes there is bad language, and slang, but the worlds my characters inhabit, this can be the norm. Some people will love them, some will not, it is the way the world revolves, different strokes for different folks. All you need to do is sit back buckle up and enjoy the wild roller-coaster ride, then at the end you can get off and re-join your life. Do not read too much into them, they’re just for fun.
Andrew Scorah – Interview with Grey Wolf
1. How long have you been writing?
Thanks for having me in for a chat, I first dabbled with writing stories in my youth, but that’s all it was. It has always been a dream of mine since those days, a couple of years ago, 2011 I decided to have another shot at writing stories.
2. What is the earliest work of yours that you have published or intend to publish?
I dabbled with poetry as well as stories when I started out; my first published book on Amazon was a poetry book, titled A Collection in Time back in early 2012. I had posted the poems on the site Writers Cafe, and all had received great reviews. It was at this time I discovered Amazons KDP so I decided to take the plunge and publish.
3. Who were the earliest authors to be an inspiration for your writing?
My earliest inspirations were the likes of David Morrel, Eric Van Lustbader, Warren Murphy, and Richard Sapir who wrote The Destroyer series of books, Stephen King, Robert Ludlum to name just a few.
4. Which other authors do you consider to be an inspiration and for what reason?
David Morrel continues to inspire, I’m now Facebook friends with him and have had many conversations with him about writing, wonderful invention this internet thing. Others who inspire me are the likes of Stephen Leather, who I am also friends with, Matt Hilton who helped me reach a wider audience when he accepted a short story of mine for an anthology he was putting together.
5. Are you inspired by any landscapes or buildings, or even towns and cities?
I can’t say I am really but I came across a place called Camp Hero, a disused air force base in Montauk, there are several wild stories surrounding this location which fired my imagination, my short story, The Beast, available on Amazon, takes place here, Camp Hero also appears in Jericho Blues, also available from Amazon.
6. Which was the first book you published and why?
I’ve already answered this earlier. The next book I published was Eastern Fury and Other Tales featuring my character Chihiro Kitagawa, from the short story featured in Action Pulse Pounding Tales vol as compiled by Matt Hilton. The initial tale was about a Ninja warrior travelling to America in the 1800s’ in search of a renegade warrior who was wanted for murder back in Japan. A bit like David Carradines Kung Fu on steroids.
7. Have you been surprised by a negative reaction to any of your work?
No, we can never please everyone, and I will never try too, you love my stories or you don’t.
8. Other than authors (and friends and family) who are your heroes?
My heroes are those who strive to get by day by day, despite debilitating illnesses, or those who through no fault of their own have experienced violence at the hands of a partner and have managed to escape and make something of their lives.
9. If you could go back in time to learn the truth about one historical mystery or disputed event what would it be?
For me that would be the crash at Roswell, I’d hideout nearby just before the event to see what actually crashed there.
Andrew Scorah, Thank You very much!