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The Intel: Jim Ford

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I’ve been off the grid for a week or so due to personal circumstances, but I’ll be back in the saddle shortly. Meanwhile you might want to take a look at this interview I did for the esteemed Crime Thriller Fella’s blog.

Crime Thriller Fella

We’re never sick of saying it: we love writers here, and we’re keen to learn from them.

Jim Ford2Jim Ford is the author of The Bug House series, featuring DCI Theo Vos and his Tyneside-based team of detectives. The trilogy is due for publication by Constable & Robinson in 2014.

Born and bred in Newcastle, Jim worked on local and national newspapers before turning freelance. Under another name he has published a four-book crime series set in Kenya as well as over a dozen non-fiction titles. He now lives in the north of England with his wife, daughter and ageing dog.

Jim has kindly agreed to answer some questions about his writing process.

What’s your writing process? What comes first – plot or character?

It’s usually the first scene! As a young journalist I was schooled in the art of writing an attention-grabbing opening paragraph, and I’ve stuck with it in my fiction…

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Author: Jim Ford

I'm an author and journalist. "The Bug House" series of Tyneside-based crime novels is published in 2014

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