About 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?