Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. For the last eleven years he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton's Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer for the well respected review site Crimesquad.com for over two years.
As well as reviewing for Crimesquad.com Graham has also interviewed such stellar names as David Baldacci, Jeffrey Deaver, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Matt Hilton, current CWA Chair Peter James, Mark Billingham and many others.
When not working, his time is spent reading, writing and playing games with his son. He enjoys socialising and spending time with friends and family.
Bio taken from his Amazon.com Author's Page.
It was my pleasure to take a moment and get a chance to interview Graham Smith! I had seen him around the water cooler in the usual places that new and independent authors like to congregate and he accepted my invitation to be interviewed. So without further delay, here is the interview with Graham~
The only part of writing I can claim any dislike for is the editing. I tend to throw a first draft down as the story tells itself to me. Then I have to go back and edit it to remove typos and malapropisms along with plot errors. I have learned the hard way that this is best done after setting the story aside for a week or two. If it’s too fresh I see the mistakes as correct as I’m still to close to the story. Having said that, if I see someone asking for a story on a certain topic as part of a challenge or competition with a short deadline then I write it and send it off the same day.