Today I am very happy to welcome Richard Gardner to my blog.

We met via 🙂

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For those who don’t know already could you tell us about yourself and your books please?

I’ve recently retired from working in finance for many years.  I’m

married to a nurse,  have a daughter, a son and 5 grandchildren.

My two books ‘Righteous Release’ & ‘Iniquitous Lives’  are my debut

novel and a sequel.  They follow the life of a young man who is cast

aside my a strict religious sect that he was born and raised in.  The

Eternal Fellowship try to remain separate from those who do not

follower their beliefs.  Therefore David,  the protagonist finds it hard

to adjust to the real world once he has been forced to become part

of it.  My two books are his story.

Where do you get your ideas from?

Mostly from my experiences in life.  I’m also blessed with a vivid

imagination which helps.

Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone

you know?

Certainly, although I try to disguise it as much as possible.

How do you pick your character’s names?

Mostly through picking names out at random from a telephone


Can you share your writing process with us,  in a nutshell?

I write very slowly,  probably writing no more than 300 words in

a session.  I use a paper and pen in the first instance and then,

having completed say 2 chapters,  putting my work onto computer.

Do you have a favourite author?

I have many,  both men and women.  John Boyne stands out for

me though.  He wrote ‘The Absolutist’  and ‘A History Of Loneliness’.

However,  the best book I’ve read since my retirement has been

‘Jamaica Inn’  by Daphne Du Maurier.

Were you a big reader as a child?

I was and I always had an ambition to write a book myself.

When did you start to write?

I began to write seriously about 8 years ago.  With work

commitments I didn’t have time before that.

What are you working on right now?

A crime novel in which the killer is the main protagonist.  This

makes a change from where the chief detective is always the main

character.  There is also an element of spiritualism included too.

When can we look forward to a new release?

Hopefully no later that July this year.

How can readers keep in touch with you?

Happy for them to email me , via Twitter @RichJGard or

through Goodreads.

Thank-you for sending me these questions

Kind regards


Many thanks to you, Richard, for joining me on my blog today 🙂

Check out Richard’s books below…..

Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. 

David Chambers was born into a strictly religious family. As members of the Eternal
Fellowship, they have chosen to reject the ways of the world and have separated
themselves from the rest of humanity.
As his arranged marriage to another follower – a woman he has come to dislike –
looms ever closer, David decides to break off the engagement. This comes as a
shock to his betrothed, his family and the wider Fellowship community.
When the beautiful Alison Johnson, a non-believer and former classmate re-enters
his life, David makes a series of decisions that will change his life forever.
Righteous Release will captivate the mind of the reader as David begins a life that
is beyond his comfort zone. There are a number of difficulties to overcome as he
adapts to his new existence.
Has David jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire? Will he return to what he
knows or embrace his new-found freedom?

You can purchase your copy HERE

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing (28th  January 2014)

Sequel to ‘Righteous Release’, ‘Iniquitous Lives’ picks up on the life of David Chambers eight years on. He is now a history teacher in a secondary school, but still haunted by his strict religious upbringing. He is happily married to Alison until beautiful Sophie Duncan enters his life. Suddenly, David’s world is thrown into confusion when his loyalty to his wife is severely tested. Alison’s ex-partner also has problems. Deep in debt, he is forced into hiding to escape two ruthless loan sharks. This is a novel that is entertaining, at times exciting, yet also thought provoking.

You can purchase your copy HERE

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