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James Stoddah

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Neil Gaiman, John Green, Wilbur Smith

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June 2014


James Stoddah grew up in Kent and was educated in Cumbria before settling in Lancashire with his three sons. He resisted higher education in favour of following a passion for music writing. For a number of years he worked in the music industry as a writer-performer – successful enough to earn a living without being burned by the media spotlight.

James has always been fascinated by mystery. Much of the creative inspiration for his books stems from games he created to entertain his children as they were growing up. Treasure hunts with clues to treats in the house expanded to physical clues he would leave over hundreds of square miles for daytrip adventures.

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James Stoddah It sounds clichéd to say the book wrote itself but after I wrote out the basic idea, everything else came to me during the research. The places on the…moreIt sounds clichéd to say the book wrote itself but after I wrote out the basic idea, everything else came to me during the research. The places on the geographical lines featured in 'A Parallel Trust' became obvious places to set the scenes. The idea to create a geocaching theme stemmed from my son's visit to California, where he went geocahcing with friends. I had never heard of it before then.(less)
James Stoddah The initial inspiration to write came from a dream (I told story on HuffPost here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-s... ). Since then, I…moreThe initial inspiration to write came from a dream (I told story on HuffPost here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-s... ). Since then, I accumulate ideas daily from events in my life and people I meet. I can't say it's something I always wanted to do, more a case of being happy that it's what I do now. (less)
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A Parallel Trust

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Ring of Conscience

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I have finished writing my new book 'Viewpoint', which will be released in early 2018. Viewpoint is a Young-Adult fiction novel – still a mystery, but separate from the Riley’s Investigation series of contemporary mysteries (Ring of Conscience and A Parallel Trust).

Viewpoint follows a young artist, with a dark past, who investigates an old sketch of a French fortress and realises that its histo... Read more of this blog post »
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