Adventure, thrillers, paranormal, non-fiction (and more)
|Owen Jones, from Barry,
South Wales, author of nearly 50 books, came to writing novels
relatively recently, although he has been writing all his adult life.
He has lived and worked in several countries and travelled in many,
He speaks, or has spoken, seven languages fluently and is currently learning Thai and Spanish, since he lives with his Thai wife of twelve years and she wants to move to Spain. They are both looking forward to the challenge of getting settled after Brexit.
His interests are many but especially: writing, travelling, learning new languages and connecting on the Internet.
Questions for Owen.
1.Are you working on another book?
Yes, it is called Daisy’s Chain and is about the daughter of an ex east-end gangster living in Marbella on the Costa del Sol
2. What is your preferred genre?
Contemporary, up-market, women’s fiction
3.What do you love most about writing in your genre?
Getting into the zone
4.What is your writing style?
Fairly formal, but contemporary – not too descriptive.
5. What gives you inspiration for your book(s)?
My life and those who I meet inspire my novels.
6.Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite?
Lek, my first character is still my favourite (Behind The Smile: The Story of Lek, a Bar Girl in Pattaya)
7. What character in your book are you least likely to get along with?
I would not get on with any of Lily’s boyfriends. (Tiger Lily of Bangkok)
8.What is the biggest surprise that you experienced by becoming a writer?
A girl came running up to me in Pattaya, kissed me nd said: ‘You’re the man who writes nice things about us Pattaya bar girls, aren’t you?’ (Most books on Pattaya are not complimentary to the girls).
9.What has been the best compliment?
By far the best compliment has been having three people tell me that they have read each of my 49 books.
10.Tell us a little about your plans for the future?
My wife and I are leaving Thailand after 13 years here for Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol. I am looking forward to fresh inspiration there and my wife is looking forward to the new lifestyle.