Terry Melia

Hi there! My name is

Terry Melia

Liverpool, United_kingdom

This Story's Blockbuster Potential Score
85%

Synopsis

During the sizzling hot summer of 76 in Liverpool, teenager Tommy Dwyer is rapidly approaching adulthood and dealing with the usual coming of age issues: temptation, gang violence, murder and helping to prevent the flooding of the streets with illegal drugs…

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This Story's Blockbuster Potential Score
61%

Synopsis

During the sizzling hot summer of 76 in Liverpool, teenager Tommy Dwyer is rapidly approaching adulthood and dealing with the usual coming of age issues: temptation, gang violence, murder and helping to prevent the flooding of the streets with illegal drugs…

Read sample chapter

About Me

Devotee of fiction from all genres – reading at least one novel per week for the past 30 years…

Favorite Things

Charity Claire House children's hospice - Liverpool
Coffee Americano
Book Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove
Superhero Wolverine
Movie Bullets over Broadway
Video Game C & C Red Alert
Musical Grease
Ice Cream Neapoliton

Q&A with Vincent

How would you increase literacy?

By reversing UK Austerity - asset stripping all banks and expanding Libraries rather than shutting them all down

What are the ingredients for a blockbuster story to you?

Great intro - brief description - cracking dialogue

What are your top stories that entertain and/or inspire you?

CATCH 22 - a new laugh on every re-read

Lonesome Dove - pure escapism - marveling at a Master in switching viewpoints so effortlessly

Philip Pullman - Dark Materials trilogy

Do you have any advice to aspiring writers?

Read and read for at least 10 years and then start writing. Read in between writing

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Marvel and DC comics - Doctor Doom, Superman etc. In a Childwall library - Liverpool, discovering wonders of CS Lewis and Nania