Name Charles Wiltshire

Age 46

Where are you from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

I studied English at Oxford and I have worked as a teacher, project manager and cinema manager

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

My first novel, Buckland Gap has just been released

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing my first novel 4 years ago

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

About 4 years ago

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

Life around Portsmouth

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

I start with a idea and I just set sail

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

It was a comment I overheard

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Those who are evil will get their just reward in the end

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

100% based on friends, family and people I heard about

Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?

No one really


Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who  is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

No one really comes to mind

Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

No one, just family

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

I hope so

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?


Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Reading books at a early ago

Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

No, if the story is engrossing it just flows

Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?


Fiona: Who designed the covers?

The publisher

Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Yes, some people are very nasty

Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead

Not sure

Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

Never give up

Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Enjoy the book, the follow up is nearly complete

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

I am proof reading my next book

Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?


Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?

Horatio Nelson, he was a great man

Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?

Charles Wiltshire, world famous best selling author, husband and father.

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?

Keeping fit, fishing, movies

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

I hardly watch TV and modern films do not appeal to me. Classic SF films are the best.

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music

Food – Most things with spice

Color – All of them

Music – Heavy (Deep purple, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith etc)

Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

I would still be a project manager

 Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?

No blog but website is