…well, Mr/Mrs/Ms Author, just how much of your writing is autobiographical?…

Seumas Gallacher

…this ol’ Jurassic’s first ever Jack Caldercrime thriller, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY, escaped from the laptop about ten years ago and has metamorphosed from eBook to paperback, and now, presto, hey… into Audio Book format… in the course of that journey, obviously I’ve read, and now listened to, the narrative mumble-mumble-times over… and surprisingly, its only now dawning on me just how much of that first penning came from disparate (and sum’times desperate) passages in my own life… so often I’ve been asked in the past decade ‘How much of your stories are autobiographical?’… and my response has always been, ‘very little’… but wee bits of people I’ve met – good, and not so pleasant, real characters, places I’ve lived in and visited across the globe, and events I’ve witnessed, all contribute tiny pieces of the mosaic to make up the  entire ‘business’ of a story… now…

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