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Luke Smitherd

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Born under a Derbyshire sky, to the sounds of a doctor saying "I know they all look bad fresh out of the oven, but bloody hell..."

Professional writer; singer and guitarist, darts enthusiast, workaholic suffering from chronic procrastination (conflict!), comics nerd.

If you like my stuff, please leave a nice star rating, and tweet/post a status about it. You'll be doing me a bigger favor than I can say, and it'll mean the work keeps coming. Thanks for reading.

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Luke Smitherd Hi Jamie, thanks for the question. D'you know, I don't think I've been asked that before, and that's a tough question to answer ...I think I'd…moreHi Jamie, thanks for the question. D'you know, I don't think I've been asked that before, and that's a tough question to answer ...I think I'd probably say My Name Is Mister Grief. Purely because it had none of the logistical/plot hole resolving issues that all of the other books have had, so therefore it was easy. I use a lot of 'rules' in my plots, which I like (barriers with The Stone Man, the limitations of the Overlay Device in Hold On Until Your Fingers Break etc) but the downside to those is having to work within those rules. You should see my notes where I have to go through an endless process of logic to find the answers. Keeping it as watertight as possible, logically, is very important to me, but it's mentally taxing sometimes, to the point where - in the case of The Stone Man - I didn't touch the book for about four months as I had to figure out how Andy and Paul would get in touch with the military higher-ups while they were just random civilians.
PS Also The Man On Table Ten. I had a lot of fun with that one.(less)
Luke Smitherd Thanks Jamie. I REALLY try and keep my work consistent and logical - sometimes too much - so it's very nice to hear people notice that. I'm actually…moreThanks Jamie. I REALLY try and keep my work consistent and logical - sometimes too much - so it's very nice to hear people notice that. I'm actually working on a thriller; no aliens, no ghosts, no magic or anything like that. However, you know it's going to have that touch of weirdness! Working title KILL SOMEONE. ANYONE.(less)
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