Welcome back to Introduce Yourself, a new and exciting blog segment of The PBS Blog dedicated to introducing to you new and established authors and their books.
Today I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Colin Guest. Welcome to The PBS Blog! Let’s get started.
What is your name and where are you from?
Colin Guest, from England.
What would your perfect writing / reading room look like?
I like writing while sitting on the sofa, which I find less stressful than at my computer desk.
I feel you. I love the big comfy couch in my reading room. What is the most annoying habit that you have?
Lol. Are you employed outside of writing?
What job do you think you’d be really good at?
Working at a Wild Animal Rescue/Rehabilitation Center.
Aww. I love animals. I really really want a dog. Do you have a dog? Any animals?
Until moving to Istanbul when I married age 72, I have had several dogs, and three parrots. As dogs are not allowed in apartments here in Istanbul, I had to leave my dog Oscar with a friend back in Kemer, nr Antalya, where I used to live. I see him each time I go down there, and pay his vet bills. I have adopted a Tiger named Jasper from Care For the Wild/ Born Free for the past ten years, with my wife and I having a cat here in Istanbul.
A Tiger? Wow! What skill would you like to master?
There are so many aspects, right? What skill do you think you’ve mastered?
Quality control of inter fit-outs to high-class projects.
Cool. In your own words, what is love?
Love is something you feel when you meet that someone special in your life.
Awwue. I’m definitely feeling the love up in here! If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?
I know that’s right. Gonna get a little personal here, what’s your favorite drink?
Alright now! I’m scared of you. Now, blogging, does it help you to write?
I like to think so.
What’s your favorite color?
Who is your favorite writer?
What kind of music do you like?
Many, but I like Jazz.
Ohh me too! Give me a glass of wine with some Jazz in the background and I am good. Now, inquiring minds wanna know, when did you publish your first book? What was that like?
- It was a great experience.
Who is your best friend?
Awwuee! Tissue! How long have you been married?
4 years on 29th March.
Happy anniversary! Do you have children?
What takes up too much of your time?
Writing and spending time with my wife.
Lol! Wait, how you gonna butter her all up like that then come back with this. I hope you not sleeping on the couch tonight Mr. Spending time with your wife, sheesh.
What do you wish you knew more about?
Writing and good books.
What small things makes your life easier? What makes it difficult?
Being able to phone and have meals delivered to the house. The over-crowded roads.
I feel you. Home delivered meals sounds nice. Colin, are you a political man?
Not really, but I am more of a Conservative.
What’s the most difficult thing about being a writer? The most exciting thing?
Getting publicity for what I write. Satisfaction on completing, having it edited and publishing my books.
Why is writing important to you?
By writing, it gives me satisfaction that others might learn something by reading my books.
I love it. What do you love about yourself?
My understanding of what’s what.
What don’t you like about yourself?
I get angry about the lack of thought by others.
Lol. Whew, Colin you’re something else. What genre do you write in?
Fiction & Non-fiction.
In your own words, what is truth?
Truth is what too many people and politicians don’t know the meaning of. You cannot trust a liar.
I know that’s right.
Thank you, Colin, for spending time with us today, we enjoyed you!
Colin Guest, a retired Englishman, is married and living in Istanbul Turkey. Colin has written three books: An Expat’s Experiences of Living in Turkey, Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps, sub-titled the Adventurous Life of an Expat, a memoir and Terror Holiday. He is presently working on a short fiction book and a romantic novel.
Colin also enjoys writing poetry, with several of his poems doing well in contests. As a result of one poem read out at a festival, he was so taken by the reader that he is now working on preparing an audio version of his memoir.
When Colin has the time, he enjoys reading books by Le child, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler and Eric Ludlum.
You can find out more about Colin at https://colinguestauthor.com and htps://tigerman74.wordpress.com and the other links below! Go show him some love.