About Reece Pocock:
Reece Pocock is from Adelaide, South Australia. He writes crime/thrillers, historical fiction, children’s stories, short stories, personal development books, screenplays and stage plays.
After years in the Army, Reece enjoyed a business career in sales and management. He was instrumental in introducing the Bobcat skid steer loader to the South Australian market—this was one of the highlights of this career.
He studied from 2000 to 2003 to obtain his Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing). This experience had a profound influence on his life, opening up many opportunities and proved life changing.
History as a Writer
Reece had about sixty articles published in, TheCheers online magazine. This website also published twelve of Reece’s short stories.
Two short stories, The Girl in the Red Beret, and What a Dirty Little Town was included in an anthology—The Killing Words—published by Crime-writers SA.
Reece won the City of Burnside Library crime short story contest, with his story, The Girl in the Red Beret. His screenplay, The Soldiers, adapted from his novel of the same name, was highly commended in the Di Cranston award administered by the Fellowship of Australian Writers. The Ned Kelly writing award long listed, Murder on Display and The Politics of Murder.
Reece's first crime novel, Murder on Display, was published by Custom Book Publications in November 2012 and the same publisher published his second novel the Politics of Murder in September 2014. He has self-published Evil in the City, a book of crime short stories, Love and War, war-related short stories. Melissa Lane, girl detective a children’s story about missing lunch money, Sarah Loves ice cream a children’s story about a girl’s obsession with ice cream, How to achieve High Self-esteem, a self-improvement book. Refugee, a historical family Saga. He also writes articles, mainly for business.
Reece Pocock loves to read and after many years discovered he could write. He has published crime, children, history, short stories. He has also written screenplays and plays receiving an award for a screenplay. He lives with his wife and enjoys his family especially his three beautiful granddaughters.
What inspires you to write?
I am first of all a reader – I wanted to write so I could give the reader the feeling I have when I read a good book.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do some preparation and the I sit at the computer and write the story. I do many drafts to make sure the story is what I wanted to say.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I become my characters when I am inside their head talking for them or making them act in a certain way.
What advice would you give other writers?
Mostly to just sit down and write. I did the courses but I think by writing a lot is the way to learn.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
This tough – I wanted to use one of the big five but that did not happen. I ended up with smaller publishers and self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will change but will always be there in one form or another. The world will always want writers and story tellers.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Historical Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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