Hi Tommy and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?
I’m a married dad of two boys, been with my wife for 26 years, married for 22 of those. My day job is in events safety. I’m an avid football fan and have a love of taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets.
When did you decide you wanted to be a writer and what were the first steps you took towards this?
I never actually wanted to be a writer, it kind of just happened. I was bullied at school and things were happening at home too, so I’d escape into my imagination. And having a good imagination led to writing good essays at school. From there came short stories and it pretty much went from there. Then about eight or nine years ago, I was inspired and encouraged by an old friend who was also a writer to publish a short story I’d written. That short story is Grande Plage, my first eBook.
Currently you write football themed romantic fiction. Have you ever been tempted to write a crime or mystery novel with a football theme?
I’ve not but there is always a first. I’ve mainly stuck to writing what interests me through being an old fashioned romantic.
One of your hobbies is photography. Is there anything particular you like to photograph and if so, why?
As I mentioned before, I love taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets. I love the colours created by one of nature’s wonders. And, as I take all my photos with my mobile phone, I’m usually in the right place at the right time.
If money were no object where in the world would you like to visit and why?
Anyone who knows me could answer this – San Francisco. I’ve been before but only it was only for a day. I managed to pack a lot into that day but I’d love to go back and spend more time exploring a wonderful city that I fell in love with.
You’re a great Liverpool fan. Does anything take the place of football during the summer months?
Well, that depends on whether there is a World Cup or European Championships on…
And finally, you’ve been invited to take part in I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here. Name four celebs you would like to be taking part with you and why.
Well, my hero Kenny Dalglish would be one. I’d just like to be in his company, hearing tales of all his football glory. Billy Connolly would be another; the man has been making me laugh since his days of big banana boots. Kelly Brook for obvious reason, and because she was the visual muse for Mia in Playing Offside. And finally Gordon Ramsey. The camp needs a chef… and someone I think would give his all in any tria
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Twitter – @tsamson2904
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