My name is Conrad Jones and I have just completed mys fifth full length fiction novel in 18 months! I have a series of four thrillers published with the fifth due for release in spring 2009. My first novel `Soft Target` was chosen as reader`s book of the month for amazonclicks.com in December 2008. All five books have been invited to appear at the prestigious London Book Fair in April, and I`m on target to complete two more novels this year!!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Conrad is set to become one of the North West`s most prolific authors in the space of two years. While the success of his books is one story the most remarkable thing about them is why he started to write. He was a young assistant manager in Warrington, March 1993. He witnessed the IRA murders on Bridge St at first hand. Like hundreds of people the incident deeply affected Conrad and he began to read and research terrorism across the globe. In 2007 he set off on the trip of a life time with his wife Ruth. They had planned and booked an eleven week tour of the United States. Conrad owned a small carpet and upholstery cleaning business at the time. Half way through the trip their home was burgled and completely ransacked. The burglary included the theft of Ruth`s car and Conrad`s work vans, plus all of the equipment that he required to operate his company. It was the summer of 2007, the year of terrible floods across the country, and insurance companies were running at a six week lag time. Rendered unemployed Conrad bought a small red exercise book and began to write Soft Target by hand. He hasn’t stopped writing since and manages to fit his carpet cleaning into his writing schedule. There are numerous New York agents now vying to read his work.
We think that Conrad is an inspiration to people around the country who fall on hard times and turn the situation to the good. If you would like to speak to Conrad about the book signing, then he is always happy to talk to any of your customers about his writing and how it began.