Scriggler Interview series is designed to shine the spotlight at some of the more popular Scriggler contributors and to help them promote their books.
Iain Cambridge (Dimpra Kaleem)
5 Sentences about you:
I consider myself to be a storyteller rather than an author.
I do not charge for my work as I do not have the skills as a writer to ask for money.
I write about things I know nothing about as I enjoy the challenge.
I hate being sucked up to — if you hate my work, say so, I won't cry.
I think Velma Dinkley is the sexiest woman ever.
5 Sentences about the book:
It is in the same style as 'The Illustrated Man' — One main story surrounding other short tales.
The Stories stand on their own.
It is due for release at Halloween.
The main story, (the one that binds the whole) is set where I grew up.
My one recurring character makes another cameo.
5 Sentences about one of the books’ characters:
They are based on no-one I know.
They represent extreme emotions, eg, Hate, Love, Lust etc.
Only one has ever been repeated, and if you read my work you will know who I am talking about.
They are not stereotypical.
Most of the woman are red heads.
Why do you think people should read it?
Because it would make me very happy, and besides, I think you would enjoy it.
Who is your ideal reader?
Anyone over the age of 16.
Other authors you admire — especially contemporary. Anyone stands out in particular?
Indie writers include.
How are you approaching the promotion of the book so far?
Scriggler, Twitter, Facebook and general word of mouth.
Cover design and editing — who did you use and how was the experience?
I tend to use models that want the free publicity and troll the internet for free stock pictures. It's the ideal way if you are on a budget.
Favourite author/publication on Scriggler.
I am a big Ken Finton fan. Along with Dmitry he has helped me gain confidence with my writing.
Print or ebook? (both in general and how do you approach this for your book?)
I tend to go for ebook. Again, being on a budget it has little or no overheads
If anyone is interested in doing a review — how should they approach you?
No need to approach me, just go for it. I appreciate all comments and reviews be them good bad or indifferent. Just let me know where and when I can see them.
I am keen to do a collaborative work with a female writer that would center around a woman's world. I have attempted this on my own in a work entitled 'One Size Fits All', but I feel I missed the mark somewhat.
Iain's profile on Scriggler: https://scriggler.com/Profile/iain_cambridge_dimpra_kaleem
Iain's latest story collection is due for release on Halloween (look out for that), so for now we can offer you the next best thing: