Adam Nicholls: I've always been a reader. I remember when I was a teenager and I was halfway through a story by James Patterson. I'd never read anything by him before and it took me completely by surprise. I sort of dropped the book onto my lap and said to myself: "I would love to create a story like this". I think it all started around there –– now I write crime and the occasional horror story.
AN: I've been a member of WEbook for a few years now. I hadn't heard of WEbook before, but somebody in a forum swore by it. I thought I'd check it out, and now I couldn't be more pleased that I did - I couldn't live without it.
AN: Well, the story begins in London, with the introduction of an investigative journalist. He's assigned a project in Cornwall - his hometown - and has seven days to gather as much information as he can about a series of murders. Unfortunately for him, he snoops a bit too much, and it brings trouble to his doorstep.
AN: It's taken a total of around five months - adding chapters, removing others, cutting and changing everything to suit my test-readers on WEbook.
An: That's a great question, but I don't think any story is ever truly finished. In this case, it had gone through several drafts - some of which were particularly painful! - and I was prepared to keep working on it and revising the text. But when one of my readers said, "Don't you dare touch it! I love it how it is!", I saw their point. If that's not a nod towards publication, I don't know what is!