THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF JAMES QUINN - AUTHOR
So let me tell you a bit about me, not everything, but enough.
Over the past 15 years I have worked in the secret world of covert operations, undercover investigations and international secuity projects. I have also been an instructor in personal security and specialist weapon skills to a number of individuals and organisations.
These days I am only interested in training myself and those close to me.
Apart from the "Cloak and Dagger" work I have been involved in, I have also in my time worked on a market stall, been a stage hand in a theatre, a builders labourer, and been the lad that makes the tea on numerous occasions - so it hasn't been all glamour and excitement.
My new career as an author came as much as a surprise to me as it did to anyone else, and while I still occasionally take on the odd investigation consulting contract to keep myself busy, much of my time is devoted to producing new books.
I have a great family and fantastic friends - much better than I truly deserve.
Thank you for your interest, support and kind words. I will endeavour to update this page as often as I can with details of new projects.
AND ANOTHER THING.........
First of all thank you for passing by and stopping at this little website. I hope you enjoy it.
This blog is primarily about the art and craft of writing, the books and stories that I produce and how I came to this portion of my life.
I think if I'm being honest I have always wanted to write and DEFINITELY wanted to be an author/writer way, way back from when I was about 6 or 7.
In fact I can remember the very first book I wrote. It was in a lined exercise book and was a story in which Conan the Barbarian had decided to become a pirate and beat up all the other pirates around. It involved lots of monsters, a snake, even a laser sword (C'mon I was only 6!).
All the other things that I have achieved in my professional career, some of which I will never talk about, were really only "material" for this job. It was just at the time I didn't know they were going to be material for fiction books. Life shapes us and gives experiences and knowledge that we can use, hopefully, at some point in the future.
For me being a writer is akin to winning the lottery. Not in terms of cash value, but for the very fact that you get paid to do what you love doing. Priceless.
I enjoy the written word. Reading it, writing it, using it, and I'm guessing that you do to which is why you've found you're way here.
Thanks for reading.