Today I welcome author Seanpaul Thomas to the blog. Sean is here to talk about his inspiration and his current releases. Over to you, Sean....
I remember when I was a
young teenage boy, maybe around the age of thirteen or fourteen, when I
discovered my first inspiration for writing. There were two main factors
'Bram stoker' and 'Michael Jackson'
At the time I was a big, huge
horror movie buff (Mostly through watching the likes of any Stephen King
movie adaptation from Carrie and Salem's lot to IT and Stand by me)
Also I was a massive Michael Jackson fan too.
I remember seeing
the movie 'Bram Stoker's Dracula for the very first time when it came
out on video in 1992/93 and just how taken in by this whole atmospheric,
Gothic and horrific, yet tragically beautiful love story. I have no
idea how many times I even watched this movie on a continuous loop, far
too many to count lol. I was obsessed. I then bought the book and read
this many, many times aswell. I think it must've been my fifth or sixth
reading of Stoker's original novel when I suddenly became both infected
and compelled with this crazy notion to write a sequel to Bram stokers
Dracula... and so I did. I hand wrote around four, A5 notebooks, full of
this awful, misspelled and grammatical mishmash nonsense story. It took
me about two or three weeks to write and then I had my own mother re
write it into much neater and tidier notebooks with her own gorgeous
hand writing. She was a really good mum and still is to this day lol
Always taking an interest in my writing. Plus, this was the early
nineteen nineties, the mad old days of Vanilla Ice and teenage mutant
Ninja turtles and well before the social networks of the internet, lap
tops and electronic book readers.
My second work of art lol or an
attempt at some more serious writing was when I wrote a kind of musical
screenplay for Michael Jackson soon after my Dracula Opus. I used songs
such as Billie Jean, The way you make me feel, Dirty Diana and Smooth
Criminal ect, along with a blending of my own writing to tell a kind of
love story set in a nineteen thirties gangster era. I remember having so
much fun writing this at the time, that even now it brings back so many
great memories just to think back at my enthusiasm. Ha, it even makes
me want to listen to some MJ music again, even though I never listen to
him anymore these days. (I pretty much played him to death all
throughout the nineties to my parents annoyance) Also I have no idea
where this masterpiece of writing and early phenomena of mine is.
Possibly in some old dusty cobwebbed box, inside a bigger box, wrapped
up in old clothes, pictures, books and memorabilia in the far corner of
my Mother's attic.
in London to Scottish and Irish parents, I spent most of my childhood
and teenage years growing up on the move in the likes of Cyprus,
Germany, Wales and Australia as an army brat. With a keen interest in
both reading and writing I was diagnosed with the travel and writing
bugs very early on in life.
Now, writing, reading and traveling
are pretty much my main passions in life, but I also love outdoor sports
too from Rugby and Hiking to Tennis and Boxing.
another few books at this very moment, one is about a young man working
in a dead end job and life who discovers that he has a terminal illness
so decides to withdraw all of his savings from the bank and being doing
all the things that he's always wanted to do, but was restricted by the
rules and regulations that society feeds into us from birth. The other
book is about my recent four month awesome back packing adventure
through Eastern Europe last year, from Estonia to Sarajevo. I'm also
looking forward to more traveling and writing adventures in the near
future. I also try and treat each day like it were my last and in the
words of a famous basketball player, you miss one hundred percent of the
shots you don't take in life.
So far I have self published 3 books on both paperback and kindle.
They are -
'Sarah Smiles' The novel is a coming of age love story and young adult adventure.
'Alone' The novel is a stand alone Science fiction, psychological mystery.
'Ugly Beautiful' This novel is a mix of Genres between Romance, Mystery, Horror and Psychological thriller.
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