The WiFi of Dreams #2
Sally Bennett was an orphan and an only child. Incomprehensibly, at the age of ten, both her parents died in quick succession. Proof that fate deals our cards blind. One can be dealt three buses in a row, a run of traffic lights on red, or a pair of deaths; it all depends on the shuffle. Destiny was playing its hand and having led with a heart, the face card of her mother, Sally had no other option but to follow suit.
When Wilson and Daisy play with the Tetris blocks of the future, problems soon stack up. Butterfly Assassins is the sequel to Wilson indeed and takes us back to Sally Bennett, the car accident, shared dreams, and a divine intervention outside Davenport train station.
When and where do you prefer to write?
My favourite time is six in the morning after a very early night. I make a cup of tea, go back to bed, plump up the pillows and disappear for three or four hours.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
Absolute silence – no music or background noises
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Anyone with a super-vivid imagination. Haruki Murakami for example.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
Oh the bad one without a doubt
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
I would have liked to have interviewed any famous author around the time they were unknown and having their first manuscript constantly rejected. Think that would provide a wonderful lesson for where I am now. I would be interested to hear to what extent they thought luck played a part in the early days and if they ever thought of pursuing a different creative direction.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Lying on my bed with a cup of tea close by
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
Fly fishing or with my mind on other things. A few things usually, all at the same time. For this reason, I tend to be absent minded. Thinking about something else when I should be thinking about what I am doing.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
You only do it once and then it is no longer new. A fleeting moment of satisfaction I suppose, and then it is on to the next book
How do you come up with a title for your book?
With great difficulty – there is no process. You have lots of ideas and the title still sticking to the wall on a post-it note at decision time, wins the day
How do you pick a cover for your book?
I have a background in graphic design – so that helps, because I usually have an idea of the kind of look and feel I am after. Then it is a process of refinement.
Thank you, Steve Walsh and Zooloo’s Book Tours
About the author
For twenty years Steve Walsh honed his skills in prose as an advertising copywriter; the ‘ideas’ man in a Manchester based marketing agency that carried his name.
In the late 1990’s he stumbled into the world of the dotcom entrepreneur and his claim to fame is as the creator of the hotel booking service, laterooms.com and the first car insurance comparison site, easycover.com. So, the birth of Meerkats, a Welsh opera singer and being confused.com might be considered as down to him, for which he apologises.
He now uses his vivid imagination and gentle Mancunian wit to write visionary fantasy novels with bold concepts. Wilson indeed, the first book in his trilogy The WiFi of Dreams takes the reader on a richly imagined, fact meets fiction adventure story to which we can relate and feel we can touch. A whimsical interrogation of the inexplicable and fundamental tenets of our lives – the role and meaning of dreams, the nature of the hereafter, hard and soft science, a love story – what more can you want?
Butterfly Assassins, the second book in the trilogy, will be published in Summer 2021.
In a recent survey, 85% of people said yes to the question: “Do you believe there are things out there that science can’t explain?”
If you’re one of those 85%, you’ll love The WiFi of Dreams series.
Born and bred in the north west of England, Steve Walsh has three children and likes to fly fish in his spare time.