Short, Sharp Interview: Rewan Tremethick

rewanPDB: Can you pitch Fallen on Good Times in 25 words or less?

Laslo Kane must solve the most dangerous case of his career if he plans to escape his deadly life as a paranormal detective.

PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?

I’ve just finished Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects. That was a very grim, dark story, and make for a fantastic read. Television wise, I’m missing The Musketeers. There’s nothing like people in floppy hats firing muskets at each other. As for films, I recently saw Captain America: The Winter Solider, which was brilliant. It was a superhero film that actually had some substance to it. It was very political, and asked a lot of questions, which made it refreshing for an action film.

PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?

I think so. I often read a book without ‘studying’ it. Then again, when something particularly brilliant happens, I do think about it. But most writers are voracious readers, and I don’t think we would be if all we were doing was studying the masters or assessing the competition.

PDB: Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?

I’d love to write both for films and television. I’ve got a half-finished action drama series on my computer that I go back to and work on every now and then. I’d like to personally adapt and direct film versions of my novels, if ever the chance came up, and I’m currently working on a micro sitcom which I’ll hopefully film and release via the internet over the next year or so.

PDB: How much research goes into each book?

I don’t like pre-researching too much, as then there’s a temptation to put all the information you find into the book, whether or not it’s relevant. I focus on the story, and then go back and fact check.

PDB: How useful or important are social media for you as a writer?rewan2

In terms of connecting with readers and for promotion, they’re great. I’ve met many great people via Twitter and blogging, and I have Twitter to thank for some new and exciting friendships.

PDB: What’s on the cards for 2014?

People won’t be seeing the next Pilgrim’s Wane novel this year, but I’ll be working on it. If I can manage my time effectively and stay focussed, then I’ll get that sitcom I was talking about filmed and out. Lots of vlogging, too, and maybe I’ll get back into doing stand-up comedy.

Bio: Rewan (not pronounced ‘Rowan’) Tremethick is a British author who was named after a saint. St Ruan was invulnerable to wolves; Rewan isn’t. Rewan is a fan of clever plots, strong woman who don’t have to be described using words like ‘feisty’, and epic music. He has dabbled in stand-up comedy, radio presenting, and writing sentences without trying to make a joke. He balances his desire to write something meaningful by wearing extremely tight jeans.

Fallen on Good Times

Fairy tales are warnings. Legend is history. Monsters are real.

Paranormal detective Laslo Kane learned this truth the hard way. He’s had enough of the supernatural trying to kill him, but his latest job offer could provide him with a way out. A desperate investor has come to him for help investigating the murder of his business partner, and the money he is offering could change Laslo’s life forever.

It quickly becomes apparent that the killing is just one of several and that they are all linked. Laslo must follow the trail, even though he knows exactly where it ends: the mob.

Fallen on Good Times is released in Paperback and on Kindle on the 31st of May. Visit www.rewantremethick.com/fallen-on-good-times-novel to sign up and get chapters 1-3 for free.