Today’s author interview is with the talented Ian D. Moore, author of Salby Damned.
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Amor Libris: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Ian D. Moore: I’m a professional HGV Driver (truck) and have been for the last eighteen years. I have two boys aged sixteen and ten, who keep me pretty busy during my down time. I began writing many, many years ago but never published anything until August 2014 when my first book, Salby Damned, came into being. In the last year, I have found many a kindred spirit in the Indie Author world—endearing souls willing to help me to learn how to do things correctly and to a high standard, not only esteemed writers, but also endeared friends. I am “driven,” would be the best word to describe me. Determined, and somewhat relentless in my pursuits, as a fire sign, I’m very much the Leo.
Amor Libris: What is your favorite motivational phrase, and why?
Ian D. Moore: There is no such word as “can’t” without first trying. I tend to think that nothing is impossible if we only have the guts to try it.
Amor Libris: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Ian D. Moore: Time with my boys is the most precious of all. As an absent parent with over a hundred miles between me and my children, I’ve made that journey twice a month for the last fourteen years. They are growing now, fast. Seeing them become young men, despite the time elapsed and the time missed, means the world to me. It is priceless. The fairytale ending didn’t happen the way it was supposed to, I guess, but the bond between father and sons remains.
Amor Libris: What books and/or authors have influenced you the most?
Ian D. Moore: Hmmmm, tough question. Growing up, I read many a horror story, entranced by the macabre or slightly strange. I also read “feel good stories” with happy endings or triumphs over adversity. Recently though, I’ve been reading a whole range of stories by very different authors with differing styles. From each, I take not only a great story, but also tips, hints, and experience. As a boy though, way back when, I’d be immersed in James Herbert. His book, Portent, sent me into more fascination with the fact that the planet IS a living organism.