I wanted something strong and masculine. Jack is a name to me that resonates with toughness. Creed is different, memorable. Some people think it is connected to the Rocky movies but that’s only a coincidence.
A broad section of the market but the majority are in their mid-fifties plus, female and possibly retired. The UK would be my strongest market followed by the US. India and Asia are currently showing growing interest.
Absolutely. They are standalone books with common characters.
I find short reads appealing in a couple of ways. You can devour them in a single setting or within an hour or two. If you are not a big reader of long novels, short reads gets you into the reading habit. Short stories because of their length have to be fast paced and exude maximum entertainment.
I don’t think so. I love mystery thrillers and I’ll stick with that. Romance is best written by women so I would never attempt that genre, albeit the largest read market.
I explore all options even though I may be getting ahead of myself. I have had very loose discussions with an Australian network aimed at turning my books into a television series. India’s Bollywood also appeals.