Wickedly Clever & Talented Danny Gillan Writes Books, Music, And Delights In Teaching Unsuspecting Yanks To Use The Word 'Wanker' Often
Mme. Perry: Will You Love Me Tomorrow has an unlikely beginning with one of the main characters planning their own death. Every character is thrown into situations where they must deal, for their own purposes and with no real experience, with the shady individuals from the record label, media and the various inevitable flotsam in their periphery. You have quite a nimble hand at rendering all of these people with their agendas and interactions. Obviously you are very familiar with the business side of music.
Danny Gillan:Not really, to be honest. I certainly have plenty of experience with the business of being an unsuccessful musician. I did have some dealings with managers, producers, record companies etc when I was a lot younger, but nothing like the characters in the book experience. One of the joys of writing is that you get to lie so much.
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She gathered together a group of reprobates and asked us all to be funny and informative. Sometimes we manage it. Having a talent for talent spotting, she also found a few folk who had the sheer gall to go out and intimidate massively successful authors and publishing industry professionals and force them to participate in revealing interviews.
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MP: After reading Scratch and Will You Love Me Tomorrow, I'm constantly checking your site for the next novel. I also downloaded A Selection Of Meats And Cheeses, your short story collection. Since you write, work on a magazine, write music and play out live I am honored that you could spend time here talking with me. Thank you again, Danny, and I wish you much success.
DG: Thank you for inviting me, it’s been a pleasure. I hope you enjoy the short stories. Some of them experiment with new genres for me, including the traditional Scottish writers’ realms of crime, violence, guns and misery. Hope that’s not too much of a shock. There’s even one that should probably be classed as sci-fi - it’s terrible. A few of them are still just about daft idiots, mind.
MP: You, dear readers, have many options available by which to follow Gillan's books and music. You'll find him on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords, his blog, Not enough? Stalk him on Twitter and Facebook, too!
And of course the last word goes to Gillan's long suffering, unselfish, always supportive pal, Jake.