The first novel, “Ticket to Ride” ISBN 0-9545945-7-6, by Devon based author, musician and music publisher Graham Sclater was published by Flame Books in May 2006.
Graham studied at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, where he concentrated on creative writing for the screen and television. His key interests are teleplays, and screenplays as well as developing and writing original drama series’ for television. Those recently completed include “Street life”- Buskers and “Love Shack.”
Adam Faith, John Altman and a number of actors, directors and producers have favourably reviewed his work and several television companies including Central Television have taken options on other television series’.
Born in Exeter in 1947 he spent many years living and playing Hammond organ in a number of groups in Germany and Scandinavia during the sixties. He returned to England in the early seventies where he worked as a session musician in many of the London studios.
An accomplished songwriter and musician, Graham has been featured in a number of arts and musical programmes and has performed and recorded with many artists including Jimi Hendrix, Fats Domino, Ritchie Blackmore, James Taylor, Elton John and numerous name musicians.
Many of his songs have won competitions in France, Spain, Gibraltar and Japan as well as being recorded by many well-known artists.
Tabitha Music Limited, the independent music publishing company formed by Graham in 1975, has a catalogue of more than five hundred songs and has published hit records in much of Europe and the Far East including Japan. The Company’s songs have been featured in a number of films, television programmes, documentaries and releases on major record labels including EMI, CBS and Phonogram.
Graham has produced records in varying styles as diverse as punk, folk, country, heavy rock and MOR in studios as far afield as Trinidad and Jamaica. Many of these productions were released on the Tabitha Record label in the Benelux and Spain and major or independent labels around the World. Graham’s production credits have resulted in a number of hit records by many artists.
Graham completed his first novel “Ticket to Ride” set in Hamburg during the 1960’s and was publishe dby Flame Books. His second novel "We're gonna be famous" was published by Tabitha Books in 2009 and his first historical novel "Hatred is teh key" was published by Tabitha Books in teh USa in 2009 and in teh Uk 2010. He is now working on "Too big to cry" which is due for publication in August 2011 and his fifth novel “Love Shack” based in the east end of London and the red light district of Amsterdam will be available in 2012.
Active on developing a number of projects at any one time, Graham is a prolific writer who carefully researches his subject before reaching for the PC. Many of his projects involve music and his background enables him to combine an unusual mix of original music and script.
Graham Sclater enjoys working in many arenas, using first hand experience of as many subjects as possible, often spending time researching overseas.
He is at home writing and developing any concept. He has an understanding of budgeting, the logistics of production, location and direction.
Graham is currently working on the screenplay: More than a woman, Lying eyes and his first children’s novel.
All of Graham's books are available in e-format from Amazon