Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm a teacher of The Alexander
Technique, the world-renown movement
system, and have been interested in playing and watching sports for as long
as I can remember. I started writing around ten years ago and have to date
written three books about the technique for sports people.
Describe your book in 30 words or less.
Golf Sense is a different approach to
help golfers play more consistent
golf by getting into the state athletes call The Zone. It's not about
technique, it's about focus.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Getting started. Once I've been able to
draw up a plan and determine the
objectives of the book I'm able to start writing. The other hard part I find
is to think of a title. I always assume it will become obvious when I'm
writing but it never happens. I didn't think of 'Golf Sense' until writing
the very last paragraph when suddenly it leapt out of the page.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
'The Use of The Self' by F.M. Alexander
- his journey of self-discovery
is fascinating. Why Die?: The Extraordinary Percy Cerutty 'maker of
Champions' by Graem Sims, a brilliant account of the maverick running coach
who was too far ahead of his time. And 'Lord of The Rings' by JRR Tolkein, I
read it first when I was fourteen and it taught me never to give up :0) Also
enjoyed the films.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
I experiment with Twitter, have a
website and also sent off copies to
golf magazines, websites and golf bloggers. And of course your site which is
a novel approach to marketing. It's not a strengh I must admit and am always willing to learn and take advice.
How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
I teach The Alexander Technique to
athletes, golfers and anyone who is
willing to find out more about their own bodies to their benefit. I love to
run, play with my children, eat out with the family walk the dog and read.
What are you working on next?
I've just started my first
novel. I've written short stories in the past
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