Hello everyone! Today I’m happy to be a stop on the blog tour for Poor Hands by Oliver Tidy, who was kind enough to provide us with a very interesting guest post! I cannot wait for my schedule to clear up a little so I can read this story!
Title: Poor Hands
Author: Oliver Tidy
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Date of publication: July 11th 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Number of pages: 342
Out of a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that.
Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems. Can they both get what they are looking for?
Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…
Poor Hands is the third book in my series of Booker & Cash stories. Booker & Cash are a private detective pairing based on Romney Marsh in the south of England – my home.
In the summer of 2009 I moved abroad to start a new job – teaching English as a foreign language. I’d lived my whole life on Romney Marsh and I couldn’t wait to escape. I’d been a qualified primary school teacher for seven years but I’d had enough of that. I was looking for change, some adventure, a bit of excitement. So I got a job in Istanbul. And that is where I found my writing mojo.
I’ve loved books and reading for as long as I can remember and I think that for a lot of people like that it’s only a matter of time before they want to have a go at writing. I’d tried in the UK but with all the distractions it had never happened for me. In Istanbul I found myself responsibility and distraction free.
I lived and worked in Turkey for the next eight years. Writing went from an interest to a compulsion, something addictive. And then to a day job when I was able to give up teaching.
I have some fantastic readers. They have been very generous, supportive, helpful and kind. I will be forever grateful to my readers because without readers writers are nothing. I believe that. Without readers I would not have had the encouragement or the income to live the dream. And for the last two years that’s what I’ve been doing – writing full-time.
For personal reasons I’ve recently moved back to the UK and Romney Marsh. I’ve missed both. I’m still enjoying writing, although it’s having to take a back seat for a while as I sort out my life here and get organised. I have ideas for future stories. I’ve been experimenting with my writing and I shall continue to do so. Writing still excites me and all the time it does I won’t be able to stop.
I would like to thank Bloodhound Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour!
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