Amatore’s Restaurant by James Sillwood

Amatore-iconIt is the end of another successful year for the Recreative Theatre Company and the cast have arranged to meet at Amatore’s Restaurant for their end-of-season dinner.
As the evening progresses, each guest recalls a past sexual liaison. In these recollections we are transported to a variety of locations; the rolling countryside of Brittany to the brown caf├ęs of Amsterdam, from the grandeur of Venice to the slums of Marseilles.
The stories describe various situations: Prudence relates her encounters on a train journey and Colin makes a surprising discovery when he settles down to watch his favourite film. Some characters are driven by self-interest: the sociopath Nicole with her reckless behaviour towards her trusting nephew, and Colette who takes advantage of her unsuspecting tenant.
A common theme unfolds: the hidden truths behind the motives for seduction. As the evening comes to a close, old alliances are re-kindled, new attachments are formed, while others are broken. Frustrations rise to the surface as truths are revealed. For some the evening is a great success, for others a disaster.

Targeted Audience: adult readers of general fiction

Author Bio:
Living in picturesque Southern Brittany, James Sillwood divides his time between writing and music. As an accomplished pianist he plays regularly at a restaurant in Carnac and at various venues with a Latin jazz quartet. It is here, in France, that Amatore’s Restaurant has recently been completed. This book, along with two other novels currently in progress, have been long term projects; the first ideas for the plot and characters taking shape well over ten years ago.

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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a musician I have worked with theatre groups in the past. This book book is based on some of the narratives related to me by members of the cast.

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portrait-iconAbout the Author
Living in picturesque Southern Brittany, James Sillwood divides his time between writing and music. As an accomplished pianist he plays regularly at a restaurant in Carnac and at various venues with a Latin jazz quartet. It is here, in France, that Amatore’s Restaurant has recently been completed. This book, along with two other novels currently in progress, have been long term projects; the first ideas for the plot and characters taking shape well over ten years ago.

Read a FREE chapter of Amatore’s Restaurant each week from my website: http://jamessillwood.com/free-story/4585658776

What inspires you to write romance books?
I’m inspired to write by by my surroundings and the people who inhabit them.

Tell us about how you write:
I generally plot, then allow the characters to follow their own course. My best ideas come to me early in the morning (if at all) and I write throughout the day.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I think about my characters when I’m not writing. I don’t talk to them (as far as I’m aware), but often wonder how they would react to different situations. I do keep character profiles with details of birthdays, hobbies, interests and so on.

What advice would you give other writers?
Write from the heart about subjects which interest you. Write for yourself and don’t be influenced by popular opinion. Oh yes, and read, read, read!

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my books as I believe this makes my work more more accessible to a wider audience. I also believe it’s a straightforward method of publishing and one in which the author retains greater control.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Book publishing is going through many changes right now. It’s an interesting time to be involved. I believe more and more books will be self-published in the future and traditional publishers will be forced to adapt to these changes.

What genres do you write?
General fiction, historical, suspense, erotica

What formats are your books in?
eBook

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