Hello and welcome back to my Author interviews after taking quite a long break.
Today I have the pleasure of an exclusive interview with best selling time travel author Bob Atkinson as he hits the book world with the continuation from ‘The Last Sunset.’
His second story is called ‘Red Sky in the Morning’ and has stories go, I believe this is actually his best!
I caught up with Bob and managed to get a short interview with him.
RWM: Okay, thank you so much for joining us today, can you please tell me, After ‘The Last Sunset,’ how long did it take you to decide to write a second book?
BA: I think I always knew The Last Sunset was an unfinished story. This was brought home to me when one of my local readers said, “You can’t leave wee Shawnee back there in 1746. Not with those redcoats descending on her!”
I figured for Shawnee’s sake at least I’d best complete the tale
RWM: ‘Red Sky in the Morning,’ is the name of your second book, how did you come up with the name?
BA: I came up with the title long before I put pen to paper. It’s from the old saying, ‘Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.’ In the context of the story the red sky precedes the final climactic battle. It also refers to the scarlet uniforms of the approaching army.
RWM: When will readers be able to buy your new book & where?
BA: The paperback version is currently available on Amazon. To be joined by the Kindle version in a couple of weeks
RWM: Who is your favourite character in either or both of your books?
BA: To be honest I don’t really have a favourite. All the characters came to life as the story unfolded; sometimes taking the story in directions I hadn’t originally planned. I guess in a way they’re like children. At first they’ll follow the path set by their parents, but eventually they’ll make their own way
RWM: Can you tell us just a little bit about your new book?
BA: The Scottish Highlands, 1746. The history books are telling Andy Macmillan, a British soldier from the 1970s, that Jacobite dreams are about to end in slaughter at the Battle of Culloden.
But Andy isn’t reading a book; he’s there himself in the Great Glen, awaiting the full force of redcoats to descend upon the rebels he’s sided with.
Desperate straits lead to unexpected alliances. Can Andy and the Highlanders trust turncoat Lieutenant Longholme?
The disfigured British officer has the power to turn both the battle and a lady’s heart. But whose side is he really on?
This fantastic paperback is available now on Amazon
UK link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Sky-Morning-Last-Sunset/dp/1909636096/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434110376&sr=1-1&keywords=Red+Sky+in+the+Morning+Bob+Atkinson
It’s been a pleasure to speak to you again Bob, thank you so much for your time, I hope all goes well with book two.