Short, Sharp Interview: Sheila Quigley

 
 

PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication in 25 words or less? 
 
Nowhere Man is the second in the Holy Island series, which started off with Thorn In My Side. A conspiracy thriller set on a small tidal island off the northeast coast of England.
 
PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? 
 
Really enjoying Mrs Brown’s Boys, it’s a fantastic show.
 
PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?
 
Not sure about this although I still get lost in anything by Stephen King.
 
PDB: Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television? 
 
Don’t like the format, I much prefer novel writing.
 
PDB: How much research goes into each book? 
 
Not a lot for the Seahills series, as they could be set on any estate in England, just change the accent. But I love any excuse to get up to Holy Island for the new series.
 
PDB: How useful or important are social media for you as a writer? 
I think its very important. With so many good books out there to compete with, an author needs whatever publicity he/she can get.
 
PDB: What’s on the cards in 2012?  
 
2012 Should see the last of the Holy Island books. The Final Countdown, then back to the next Seahills book, Stand By Me.