Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Writer's View: Ian Walkley



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Ian will award a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. To see the other stops on the tour, click on the banner above.

My workspace is on the west side with the window facing north to our backyard. We have an upstairs living area (the teenage kids live downstairs). It is fairly private as the neighbors have palms and hedges. My wife Ann and I built the house, so I specified a sloping ceiling in the office to make it more spacey and not like a box.

My chair is comfortable and ergonomic, and I use an iMac computer with two large screens. The next computer I get I want three screens, like Al Gore! To make do, I have two artist easels either side of the screens where I can put pages vertical rather than trying to refer to them flat.

As you see on the computer, I use Scrivener for my novel writing. I love it! Under the iMac are some figurines I’ve collected around the world and some polished stones I use sometimes when I’m plotting.

To the left are my reference texts, and on the wall above are scribblings to remind me of plot and character stuff. There are also picture frames with photos of our three kids, which Ann refreshes every month. It’s a nice addition to the room.

I am surrounded by cables and printers and technology, so it is great to be able to look out the window at the greenery and the blue pool. It is about the most pleasant workspace I could wish for in the suburbs.

About the Author:
Ian Walkley has had a career in social and market research, and has been writing novels, short stories, travel articles and copywriting since 2008. He has co-authored two publications on small business and his first novel, No Remorse, was published in 2012. Ian's screenplay "Deniable Justice" placed fourth in the Writer’s Digest 2011 Competition for best screenplay. Ian has travelled extensively and researched his subject, and brings a knowledge of location and technical detail to the exotic settings and big screen thrills. Ian lives in Brisbane with his wife and three children.

Find the author online at

http://www.ianwalkley.com
http://www.facebook.com/ianwalkleyauthor
http://www.twitter.com/ianjwalkley



Two men, exiles from their respective societies, take conflicting approaches in the quest to regain their place and self-respect, and find themselves at war over a kidnapped girl.

Lee McCloud (“Mac”), a special forces soldier facing trumped-up charges of murder, is forced to work for a mysterious government outfit operating outside the law.

Khalid Yubani, cast out of Saudi Arabia for an offence against another member of the Royal family, seeks revenge through ruthless acts of evil. Engaged in the worst forms of human trafficking, Khalid buys Sophia, the daughter of Mac’s best friend, who has been kidnapped in Mexico. With time running out for Sophia, Mac enlists the help of a beautiful computer genius, a British SAS soldier and a Lebanese fixer to try to find Sophia and save her from the terrifying fate that Khalid has in store.

Although starting the quest as a man with no remorse, Mac gradually discovers a side of himself that he suppressed after witnessing the abduction of his own sister years before.

Dodging assassins, corrupt generals, evil medicos, Mossad agents, corrupt bureaucrats, and sharks, Mac ignores the order to stay out of trouble and follows Sophia’s trail from Mexico to Paris, London and Dubai, and the island of Andaran, where Khalid and his henchmen are waiting…

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Ian today.

MomJane said...

This sounds like a really exciting adventure, action, mystery.

Ingeborg said...

I loved seeing your office. It's fun to see where a writer creates their great stories.
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Anonymous said...

Writers' workspaces are always so distinctive...good luck with the book!

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marybelle said...

It's a lovely workspace. Organized to suit your needs well.

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Ian Walkley said...

Thanks for allowing me to share my world of dreams with your readers. Thanks everyone for your comments. (I did tidy up before I took the photo!)
Cheers,
Ian

Rebecca Hipworth said...

It was interesting to learn more about the book.

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Karen H in NC said...

Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

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Jodie Renner Editing said...

Love your workspace, Ian! My office has a window facing my backyard with several large trees, a view I love no matter what the season!