Book Title: TENERIFE TALL TALES Volume 1
Book Price: $12.95 paperback, $ 5.70 eBook version. – but less in some outlets.
Where can your book be purchased? Amazon Books, B & N, WH Smith, Createspace, Smashwords etc.
Book Description: Seventeen tall SF, Fantasy & Macabre Tales, set in, around and even under, that magical Canary Island where anything can happen and often does!
Book Review: An exotic island, one of the Canary Islands, Tenerife certainly seems like an appropriate place for adventure. And when a scientist and design engineer with a taste for Science Fiction decides to set his speculative tall tales there, amazing adventures do, indeed, ensue. Set, for the most part, in the near future, the tales use very believable twists on emergent technology, sometimes ours and sometimes possibly from some other place entirely.
Please tell us a little about why you wrote this book: I’ve spent the last 13 winters in Tenerife, escaping from chilly Austria. I wanted to celebrate its varied and wonderful environment, by writing tall tales about what might happen in different locations there, all identified on a map in the book.
Which passage from your book is your personal favorite? I like this one: I don’t remember my funeral but I recall thinking about it on waking up again this morning, or whenever it was.
How long have you been a writer? My first story was published in NEBULA Science Fiction, back in 1952.
What has your experience been as a self-published author? Since 2007, fascinating, but I find the promotional side takes far more time than the actual writing.
Do you have another book on the way that we can look forward to reading? Yes, Volume 2 in the Tenerife Tall Tales trilogy has just been published and volume 3 will follow later on this year.
Do you have any advice for people wanting to self-publish? It’s all uphill, but keep at it, and never give up.
Please tell us a little about your other books that are available: From the 18 odd titles currently featured on my website – www.tonythorne.com there’s Macabre Tales, Robots Included, Tall SF Tales for Teenagers, How to be a Chief Executive (satire), Inside Information (comedy), Spellbound (fantasy).
Author Bio:I am an Englishman, born and technically educated in London, England, and now living in Austria; but in the winter, in the warmer Canary Island of Tenerife. I originally qualified as a Chartered Design Engineer and subsequently created a well-known British company specialising in Applied Physics products. For developments in the field of low temperature (cryo)surgery instruments, and very high temperature (carbon fibre) processing furnaces, the Queen awarded me an MBE.