Featured Interview With Jason Newman
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Hi my names is Jason, 45 unmarried and childless. I was raised in London England but now live in Manchester. I have no pets but I look after my sister's dog regularly when her family go on holiday. I love dogs but being a part time pet owner is better as they are high maintenance.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I got into books when I was about 19, I just didn't have a long enough attention span before then.
I never got into novels of fiction, I found at 19 years of age for the first time on my life that I couldn't put a book down, that was “Fingerprints of the Gods” by Graham Hancock and I started to read big mystery books like that. I'm less of a believer now however.
I've literally just submitted my first book. I finally got round to it during lockdown because I had so much free time and couldn't go out.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I'm really into popular science, particularly quantum physics and the fate of the universe, I like to think that I understand it, but I don't. I find it fascinating to read though.
I also love travel writing, it makes me want to drop everything, acquire a car or bike, take off and go where my nose takes me. “It's on the meter” by Paul Archer is on my read next list.
On the other hand Tony Wheeler's “Darklands” made me not want to. I'm glad he went to the places he wrote about and not me.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
So after describing the books I like to read, here's one I wrote “How To Control Your Alcohol Consumption: Learn to drink responsibly so that you can enjoy a drink rather than depend on it”
It fits into the self help, health and wellbeing genres. It's an issue that's close to me because I used to be a heavy drinker. I was stunned by the information I got from my doctor about the effects the habit was having on my body. I hope to inspire others who may drink too much.