Interview With G. D. Talbot
The below interview has been slightly amended and updated compared to the original version
to ensure accuracy of the responses
What is your name and/or pen name?
Dr Graham Clingbine
What genre do you write?
I am a published multi-genre author. Genres include:
UFOs & paranormal
What made you want to be a writer?
On retiring from a career teaching medical sciences I gained the extra time to be able to put pen to paper and share with others the ideas I had held in my head for a long time. The extra free time enabled me to write two science fiction stories and also research the history of UFO sightings, resulting in books being published in these areas of interest.
Family experience as a dad enabled me to write a children’s book based on the bedtime stories I used to tell my young daughters. Further life experience in home business and teaching human physiology allowed me to share my knowledge with readers in books on how to earn money from home and on human sexual behaviour.
I have also now written my autobiography.
What do you use to keep yourself inspired while writing?
Self-motivation is important and the desire to see your ideas in print. When the writing gets tough and the ideas dry up, I find it helpful to take a short break. Visualising the completion of the book and the satisfaction that this brings quickly refreshes the desire to ‘’get writing again.’’
How do you feel about the writing community as a whole?
There are many people who would like to become authors but lack the confidence to write. Published authors range from those with best sellers to newcomers. I have found a common desire among authors to support each other and give advice to colleagues and individuals thinking about writing a book.
A lot of decisions need to be taken such as whether to publish traditionally or to self-publish, and there are issues about marketing. Authors generally have their own unspoken community spirit and are very generous with their advice for fellow writers.
Have you or will you be willing to collaborate with other authors in the future?
I am the Administrator of ‘’Dr Graham Clingbine’s Book, Author & Reading Group’’ on Facebook. This is open to the public and members come from countries worldwide. The members include book readers, authors and people in book-related industries such as publishers, reviewers and proof readers. The group promotes literacy, interaction between members, event news and the promotion of books and book services.
Tell us about your book and if it’s upcoming or already published.
All my books have already been published. Disclosure and Release From Stasis are being updated and will be re-published as 2nd Editions before Christmas 2018. (Authors note: They are now both published and on sale).They are about events in the distant future on a changed and hostile Earth… and the battle for the survival of humankind.
The UFO book is non-fiction and is a researched review of anomalous aerial sightings and other strange events.
The children’s storybook contains 6 short stories which can be read by elder children or their parents and they make good bedtime reading.
The home business book has tips and advice for network marketers and earning an income from home.
The book on human sexuality is ‘light-reading’ and is aimed at being informative, educational… and fun reading.
Authors note: Further books are now published. Secrets of Human Sexual Attraction reviews what attracts us to other people. My Autobiography is my life story.
Is your book or upcoming book an eBook, paperback, or both?
Disclosure-The Future is Now (Science Fiction) - Paperback
Release From Stasis-The Future is Now (Science Fiction) - Paperback and ebook
UFO Sightings And Alien Abductions And Other Strange Events – Paperback & ebook
A Collection Of Bedtime & Daytime Stories For Children - Paperback
The Network Marketing Bible - Paperback
What You Need to Know About Human Sex - Paperback & ebook
Secrets of Human Sexual Attraction - Paperback & ebook
My Autobiography - Paperback & ebook
Is this your first book?
Disclosure was the first book that I have written in recent times. At the time of writing I have seven further book publications to my name.
Are you planning to write more?
Is there anything you would say to other writers that want to write and publish a book?
I think it is important to read over your work many times as it is easy to miss mistakes you have made in your script or spelling errors. Proof readers may help though this can be expensive. Liaise and take opinions from beta readers, other authors and friends.
Where can my readers find your book and how they can follow you on social media?
This is my author website which shows my books and reviews. The site also has direct links to Amazon’s book stores in the USA & UK.
This is the link to the group that I administer on Facebook… ‘’Dr Graham Clingbine’s Book, Author & Reading Group.’’ It is free to join and has worldwide author and book-reader members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1518147418506795