He was fighting for his country in a far-off land, hoping to make his home a safer place for his family. However, the danger was not where he thought it would be.
He had no clue that it would be stalking the streets of Birmingham, looking for easy pickings.
It never entered his head that two young boys could tear his world apart, taking what he loved most.
Returning from conflict, John is plunged into his own dark war, trying to keep his family from falling apart.
Twelve years later, his life has become bearable, the monotony keeping him on track.
But just as things start to look up, shadowy figures from his past threaten to bring it all crashing down once more.
Taking the one thing worth fighting for.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I write whenever I get a few minutes to spare. Normally early morning, late at night and weekends. I always write in my dining room, as there’s good light front and back.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
Yes. I read Stephen King’s, On Writing book last year. He said that he closes all doors when writing, then opens them when editing. It kinda works for me too…
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
A.J. Griffiths-Jones. She’s my favourite author and a close friend. She’s an amazing writer, so I hope I could keep up with her…
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
I’m open to suggestions. Everyone loves a cool baddie. Just ask Dexter fans…
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Michael Palin. The guy’s my hero. From growing up with Monty Python, to his travel documentaries and novels, the guy’s a legend.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
On the sofa looking out of my bay window. I love reading there, mainly because there’s a tea coaster close by, if you know what I mean…
Where can I find you wen you are not writing/reading?
Either at work, or at home. Work can entail travelling around Europe, but it’s not as glamorous as it sounds. Lots of airports, long drives and dinner for one. When at home, I can be found in the kitchen. 😉
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
Holy s**t! Have I really done this…
How do you come up with a title for your book?
I normally have an idea, which I will put as a provisional title. Sometimes, it can change through the course of the book. It can depend on the story and characters, who have a mind of their own.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
I usually have an idea of how the cover should look. I’ve been very fortunate over the years, as publishers take my mad ideas and turn them into something snazzy.
Thank you, Phil Price and Zooloo’s Book Tours
About the author
Phil Price was born in Sutton Coldfield in 1974. He lived in various places in the UK until his family settled in Rednal, a suburb on the outskirts of Birmingham in 1979. Growing up with an older brother and sister, he always flirted with reading, his home always littered with books. Then in 1997, Phil embarked on a travel expedition that took him from Greece to Thailand, via East and Southern Africa. Sitting in dusty bus stations in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi with Wilbur Smith and James Herbert accompanying him, his imagination was sparked into life. Since those far-off days, he has never been without a book to read.
Phil started toying with the idea of writing a book in 2009. After writing a few short stories, he caught a whiff of an idea in his head. It started to evolve in 2010 until he had enough to begin his writing journey. Marriage and two children came along, with the story being moved to the back burner for periods of time. However, during those periods of writing inactivity, the story continued to manifest until it just needed one thing. To be written down.
The story was littered with places that had influenced Phil’s life. From the Lickey Hills in Birmingham to the Amatola Mountains in South Africa, with other many other locations, in-between and far beyond.
The book was finished sometime in 2014, left on his computer until a chance conversation with an author friend made Phil take the bold step to publish his story, Unknown.
From there, Phil’s love for the first book spurred him on, creating The Forsaken Series. A vampire/paranormal/horror trilogy, set in our world, and others too. His love of horror and all things supernatural, inspired by authors such as King, Herbert and others, helped create the epic series.
After writing a science fiction novel, titled Zoo, Phil released his first psychological thriller, Ashes of Innocence, a story that he’d kept bubbling away for many years.
Aside from his writing, Phil lives on the edge of a small town in Worcestershire, UK. A wife and two sons keep Phil happily occupied as he steers his way through life, playing the husband, dad and world creator in equal measure
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09PWP3PW2
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PWP3PW2