Bonnie Scot Gerry Rose shares his Writer's Routine!
After spending a lifetime adoring books and stories, but limiting his bubbling creativity to bedtime stories to his kids, Gerry finally did something he was almost embarrassed to do - get his ideas down on to paper and write a book.
He has just released the second book in his 'Elliot' series, a trilogy of thriller books that look at one detective's life across three different eras. 'Rinsed' focuses on 2 weeks in summer 2005, when London was in olympic euphoria and terrorist devastation. Gerry claims this story is set in a time that could 'change the world forever'. It's a series of intertwining stories, where everyone is influencing everything.
Gerry also writes for kids! His Mole Man stories are 2 books deep already, and working in schools gave him the idea for his latest children's novel, 'Guitar Box Jorge'.
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