About Terence J Goodchild:
Hello, my name is Terence J Goodchild, I was born in the UK in Manchester in the north of England in a place called Higher Blackley. Went to Moss house Secondary school, my first job was a cobbler for a company called Timpson’s but soon got sick of that, and then a friend told me about his uncle’s company that worked in Construction so I joined, it was great the travel to all parts of the UK and meeting loads of people from different walks of life, then after ten years I had a bad accident and fell 85 feet off a building, nearly dying and being off work for two years I decided to change careers. I was always interested in cars, so started to work at a Ford dealership Called Oldham, Motor company in a place named Oldham in Lancashire, where I worked for 16 years. I went to Australia in 1981 for a holiday and decided this was the place to be. In 1983 I then opened my own business refurbishing vintage cars and boats. Then migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1988 where I worked for Lada, Mercedes Benz, Kenworth trucks and then to the Italian company Iveco where I stayed for ten years and then came to Tasmania where I now live with my wife on a farm with our horses, and a dog. I have written 17 novels of fiction I love telling a story and hope the people who read them get pleasure out of what I write, some are based on true people I have known throughout my life and the many countries I have travelled to, the names have been changed of course, and a few truths added for spice
What inspires you to write?
I have many stories of people and life situations and want to put them down on paper, I turn them into fiction and change the names of the people, and places to suit my story
Tell us about your writing process.
I am lucky I never have writers block, and can work on 3 books at once, and never loose the plot
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
They just come to me
What advice would you give other writers?
When you write a book, make it your own, and if one person reads it then be proud that you wrote it
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have many stories, why not share them with the outside world, so it may take them on a journey
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope it is around a long time
What genres do you write?: romance,humour,crime,murder,the coming of age
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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