What’s on your desk, Wednesday? Weekly Spotlight Feature!
From the desk of : : Khaled Talib
My Writing Routine :
by Khaled Talib
Website: : http://www.khaledtalibthriller.com
Twitter: : https://twitter.com/KhaledTalib
As you can see Charlie Brown keeps me company when I write. And if you take a closer look, Pinocchio hangs on the side of the pen rack. It’s a keychain I got from Italy. Well, the truth is Charlie was feeling lonely, so I gave him a friend. Don’t think they get along much, looking at Pinocchio’s body language.
I’ve cleaned up the desk a bit, otherwise, you’ll be seeing a sea of appears, pages and pages of manuscripts. I’ve just completed a thriller, Gun Kiss, which is scheduled to be released on 1 December. No, I didn’t throw away the manuscript but kept it in a file. Who knows? Something it might have some value on eBay.
I chose to put my desk in front of a wall because having a view would distract me from the writing as I have a tendency to daydream a lot. Besides, I dislike talking to the birds outside the window too long. They take up too much of my time. And what’s with the pink wall? Well, I was in a Mediterranean mood a while back, but I don’t think the color came out right. Been too lazy to repaint it. Any suggestions for a colour?
And the handmade brown notebook is where I keep all my notes, including sprung up words in my head that I might use later.
Laurence Turner, a pharmacist from Sydney, is wracked with guilt after his fiancé dies on a sailing trip. The tragedy is followed by yet another fatal incident when he dispenses the wrong medication to a customer.
Laurence moves to the Clare Valley in South Australia for a fresh start, but when he stumbles across the dead body of a visiting American reporter, things take a turn for the worst.
The case explodes into far more than Laurence could ever expect with the arrival of a beautiful American woman, Skyler Hawthorne. Her troubles put Laurence in the path of both domestic and foreign agents, including a dangerous Russian spy who believes Laurence is hiding a secret.
Khaled Talib is a former journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide, and his short stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines.
Khaled’s debut, Smokescreen, was published in 2013. The novel tells the story of a magazine reporter who becomes a scapegoat in a plot to assassinate the Israeli Prime Minister during a diplomatic visit to Singapore.
The author, who resides in Singapore, has also written a collection of aphorism for writers. The Little Book of Muses is available on Amazon.
Khaled is a member of the Crime Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers org.
The author’s rights are represented by The Evan Marshall Agency.
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