David J Cooper author of the Penny Lane Paranormal Investigator - Ouija Board Mystery
I found a new to me author recently and was delighted when he wanted an interview with my book blog! I love getting to know new authors! I read The first book in the Penny Lane Paranormal Investigator series and enjoyed it. Here is a little about this author and the Penny Lane series.After you read this, go check out Penny Lane Paranormal Investigator!
I recently read your book titled Penny Lane Paranormal Investigator about a group of teens that use a Ouija board to contract their deceased friend and unknowingly draw out an evil spirit.
I read that you had your own paranormal experience that inspired you to write this story. Can you tell us about that experience?
|Yes. I was living in Brixham, Devon in a 16th century building that had been converted into apartments. One morning I woke up and the apparition of what looked like a female dressed all in black floated out of my closet and vanished through a wall on the opposite side of the room. The landlord later told me that legend had it that the place was haunted by a female servant. This story has been included in the book.|
If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing?
|Probably a paranormal investigator!!|
What is your favorite genre to read?
|I like to read about the paranormal, true crime, fantasy, suspense.|
What are you reading now?
|A book by Arthur Weismann called Evolution.|
If someone is brand new to your books, which one should they read first?
|If they like the paranormal then they need to read The Ouija Board MYstery first. If they are into true crime I highly recommend my book The Devil Knows about the perverse relationship between Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors murderers of 1960's Britain. It's a very disturbing book.|
What ideas might inspire your future writings?
|Once I've finished the Penny Lane series, I will be writing a book about the Cannock Chase murders as I lived in the area at the time of the murders and personally knew the killers second wife. However, I will continue with other paranormal themed books as I have lots of ideas about that genre.|
Are any of your characters based on people from your life?
|Yes. Most of the characters in the Penny Lane series are based on real people from my life.|
What is the hardest scene you have had to write?
|The hardest scene I've had to write at the moment is a scene in the fifth book in the series where Penny discovers the truth about the local priest.|
If you could give your younger self any piece of advice, what would it be?
|Start writing books!!|
About David J Cooper
|DAVID J COOPER has been a manager, training coordinator, care officer, English teacher and director of an English school in Mexico. He has stroked a crocodile in Africa, met a Hollywood legend, eaten grasshoppers and seen a ghost.|
|Over the years, he has fought many battles but no one has ever broken his soul. With every obstacle that he has to face, he becomes stronger, wiser and more courageous.|
|Originally from England, he now lives in a small town in Mexico with his three dogs: Chula, Sooty and Benji.|
|His own personal paranormal experiences inspired him to write a six part series about a female paranormal investigator.|
|He has also written other books which are all available on Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, and Smashwords.|
|He is recognised in the Best Poems and Poets 2012 for his one and only poem God's Garden.|
|You can find out more about David and his work at:|
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