Author Interview with Liam Moiser
I’m interviewing author Liam Moiser on my blog. He’s the author of children’s mystery “Moore Field School and the Mystery”. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for answering my questions, Liam!
When did you know you wanted to become an author?
I knew from the age of 14 that I wanted to be an Author and I even told my English teacher that was what I wanted to be. I had been given an assignment in English where we had to do a short story and I totally loved writing it and decided there and then I would love to have my own work in print.
Where did you get the inspiration for Moore Field School and the Mystery?
I had read a few school stories and I had found out that all the stories started in the same school and ended in the same school. I wanted to try and change that up a bit by having the first school close down, and even though the second school is basically the same as the first it had moved places. I did think about changing the school name but decided against it when I got into the plotline for the series.
How long did it take you to write Moore Field School and the Mystery from start to finish?
It took four years to write but I was also working on the sequel at the same time. I started it in 2009 and ended it at the start of this year. I also had to write around work at the same time so that put me back a bit as well.
What is you editing process like?
I proofread it myself but I then let a professional do it because I always say that you can’t edit your own work because you fall in love with it; and so when you read it you are reading it how it sounds in your head, which isn’t always how you write it down.
What was the most challenging part about writing your book?
The most challenging part was the Mystery in the book. I must have gone 10 different ways before I decided to go with the way I chose. At first as I said the school was going to close down and then a new school was going to take over and that was going to be involved in the Mystery but I decided against it in the end.
Another way I was thinking of going was the school would actually stay at the ground it was on, but then I thought about it and said no my aim was to move the school. So as you can see I had to think of how to introduce the Mystery to Lakeview.
What are your writing goals for 2014?
My writing goal is to get the second in the series written and sent to the Publisher by June/July next year, and I am also aiming on writing a few small stories. But I haven’t really decided what I’ll do with them or if I’ll just write the short stories for fun.
Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us more about it?
I am currently working on the second of the series that will start off where this one ends. I currently haven’t got a title for the work but I will tell you that the Mystery in the first one will continue in the second one and there will be a few twists and turns, and one of Samantha’s friends Olivia will find out something about her father’s work that she didn’t want to know.
About The Book
Author: Liam Moiser
Genre: Children’s / Tween Mystery
Moore Field School and the Mystery is the start of an exciting children’s series featuring Samantha, whose parents teach at her school, Moore Field School in Manchester, England. Her best friend is Jessica. But Moore Field School is about to close down. At the last minute, the headmistress, Miss Moore, moves the school to Lakeview, a place she has always liked. Just what is the mystery at Moore Field School? Before the first term starts at Lakeview, the students go to a fun camp where they hear about a local haunted house. Meanwhile, some scary men are searching for long-lost trophies that they will do anything to find. They even search Miss Moore’s office for clues to where the trophies could be hidden. What is happening with the trophies and how is Moore Field School involved?
Liam Moiser lives in the port town of Goole in Yorkshire, England. This is his first book. Publisher’s website: http://sbprabooks.com/
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