Check out this author spotlight for David Green, a writer of the epic and the urban, the fantastical and the mysterious!
You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!
1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!
Hello, Catrin, thanks for having me! I’m a writer of the epic and the urban, the fantastical and the mysterious.
With my character-driven dark fantasy series Empire Of Ruin, or urban fantasy noir Hell In Haven starring Haven’s only supernatural PI Nick Holleran, I try to take readers on emotional, character-driven, action-packed thrill rides that leave readers needing their next fix.
Hailing from the north-west of England, I now live in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland with my wife and train-obsessed son. When not writing, I can be found wondering why I choose to live in, and write about, places where it constantly rains.
2. Tell us 5 fun facts people might not know about you!
Fun facts? Five of them? The pressure! Okay… I’m a black belt in Judo, I have metal plates in both hinges of my jaw, I read The Silmarillion at least once a year, I’m ambidextrous, and I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of The Beatles.
2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some “This or That”-questions. Answer 5 of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!
First-person view OR third-person view?
I *guess* third person, even though I write both, and like reading both! A first-person view means you really have to enjoy reading that character’s POV or find them compelling, and if you don’t, it doesn’t work. At least with third-person, you’re a little removed from that!
Read multiple books OR one at a time?
One at a time; I have ASD so I just completely focus on one thing at a time!
Signed edition OR first edition? Signed edition; I love collecting books signed by authors I really love.
Plot-driven OR character-driven?
Character-driven for me, though I always enjoy plotty books, too!
Shop at an actual bookstore OR shop books online?
I’d go with a bookstore in a perfect world, but they’re few and far between where I live, and the ones that do exist don’t have a great fantasy section. I need to move to a place with better bookstores!
3. When you look for books to read, what trope, theme, or type of story will always catch your attention?
I’m a sucker for the found family trope. It turns my corrupt, blackened little heart a little red whenever I come across it. Mainly, I enjoy most tropes (there’s only a few I could do without) so long as they’re done well. I like it when authors twist a well-established trope, but there’s something very enjoyable about a well-worn trope done extremely well.
4. If you were to describe your writing style using 3 words, what would they be?
Clear, close, emotive!
5. So what do you write? Tell us a bit more about your chosen genre, style and ongoing projects/WIPs/series!
I have two series; an epic dark fantasy called Empire Of Ruin which will be a four book series and is currently half done with In Solitude’s Shadow and Path Of War, and an urban fantasy noir series called Hell In Haven which has books one and two in the same compendium called The Devil Walks In Blood! I work on both of these series concurrently though I’m not sure when the Hell In Haven one will end! I have lots of ideas I’ll move on to after Empire Of Ruin is finished, but I’ll be very sad to do so!
Empire Of Ruin is a fast-paced multiple POV series that is epic in scope but very character-driven, and I try to pay homage to the classic series I love but put my own twist on them.
Hell In Haven is first-person current POV and set in the real world but with a twist so is very different in style and pace. The main character, Nick Holleran, is very voicey and it’s a lot of fun to write.
6. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!
Path Of War is my latest release. The second book in the Empire Of Ruin series, Path Of War picks up the threads from In Solitude’s Shadow and continues the story. A larger book and wider in scope, it still manages to have the intimate character moments of book one, but has more set-pieces, more intrigue, more revelations, and builds to a truly epic ending with many twists and turns!
You can check out In Solitude’s Shadow here: www.books2read.com/solitudesshadow
And Path Of War here: www.books2read.com/pathofwar
7. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!
The best place to find me is through my Linktree, where all my links live! www.linktr.ee/davidgreenwriter