Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we?!
I’m Terry Sewell a working-class son of a labourer brought up in the mid-fifties onwards, where I grew-up within a family of eight in a small close-knit community in a village deep in the heart of Norfolk called East Barsham. It’s through this way of life and times that made me the writer I am today.
What prompted you to pursue a career as a writer?
I began writing at the age of five when I wrote my first poem, as I grew up my writing became more of an escape from reality to me as I battled mentally to understand my fathers brutal beatings that he inflicted on me. I then totally fell in love with writing, it was a place that I could go to and express myself without being hurt or told how useless I was, a world that I had the power to determine what is right and wrong. A fairytale of dreams which really can come true, where happy ever after wishes in love and peace could prevail. Due to my full-time work as a works officer in one of her Majesties, prisons I have had little time in fulfilling my dream of becoming a respected writer. The last four years I have devoted every spare moment I have had to my writing, I absolutely love it, stories fill my head everyday and I can’t get them down on paper quick enough. My only disappointment thus far is that I have to edit, format, and publish everything myself which is so time consuming, but it’s the only way I can get my work published by myself, when all I truly want to do is keep creating tales out of nothing. I am pleased with what I have achieved so far. Through writing I have self-published a good few books now, met so many beautiful people through my work, enjoyed visiting schools trying to encourage the written word from my own sad story in inspiring the students that no one are useless and can achieve anything and everything in life that they believe in.
Do you have any special writing habits?
I’m not sure what you mean by special, I think everyone have their own particular way of writing which is no more special than anyone else’s I’m sure. When my thoughts come into my head I get them down straight away, either on my phone, a scrap of paper or whatever as long as I can get them down. Then when I go to write anything, which is every day, I will create a story from it.
When you write a new book, do you already have the whole story in mind or do you elaborate it along the way?
I would usually know the whole story roughly speaking, then try to add things to glorify it.
In your opinion what is the best book you have written? What’s your favourite book ever?
I don’t believe it would be right for me to answer that, I will leave that to the readers to decide. But I would say that Child at Heart was the most enjoyable for me personally while writing it. I think the best book I have read was by C.S. Lewis… The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as the magical story had everything I want to create myself as a writer.
How do you feel after writing a book?
I always feel proud after completing my books, yet a little disappointed that it is not as professional as I would like due to not being very good at editing/formatting etc, etc. All I dream of is one day being lucky enough to have a publisher to do all of those things, so I can just carry on writing every single day with no stress or worries.
Tell us about your latest book and please put the link so our readers can find it.
My latest book I wrote with another author, but I did all the editing and publishing etc. A psychopathic thrilling tale with a twist, featuring Lady Gabriella Buckleton seeking revenge on her former lover Craig Peterson whom she discovers is back in town living in the old rectory. Under a pseudonym name of Bernice Dean complete with a facelift as a disguise, she lures Craig back into her long-awaiting arms, leaving him at the mercy of her seductive teasing charms. A steamy erotic encounter will leave the reader captivated by its ultimate orgasmic climax.
Do you have a new release? When? We want details.
I will be releasing an autobiography in March 2021 entitled The Barsham Boy: A true story about a son of a working-class labourer brought-up in the fifties under a cloud of beatings and name calling by his own father, how he came to overcome this with his faith and writing.
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