Author Interview: Peter Young

How long have you been writing for?

1 year

What would you say is the most difficult part of writing a book?

Having belief in yourself.

What genre do you generally write?


Do you have a favourite author and why?

Richard Pearson – He was my inspiration to start writing after seeing his achievement with his first book.

What is your book called and how did you choose this title?


The Glencoe Mountain range in Scotland can be a cruel place when winter hits hard.

What should have been a relaxing trip for the four friends turns into a nightmare as the worst snow in years starts to fall. Very soon they are stranded in a whiteout, but that is the least of their problems.

The realisation that they are being hunted down and their very survival is at stake starts to hit home as the blizzard reaches its full force.

Has your book been published and how did you go about this?

Amazon with the help of Jo Harrison

Approximately how long did it take you to finish your book?

Four months.

What advice would you give aspiring authors?

I never really had the belief I could write a book, however I have had some tremendous feedback with readers requesting another novel from me.

Do you use social media to promote your book? If yes, then which social networks do you like the most?

What other ways do you market your book/s?

Word of mouth and Goodreads website.

Have you enrolled your book onto Amazon’s KDP Select and how have you found it?

Yes I have and it is usual for seeing how many people actually engage with your book.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

Spend more time in preparation as a lot of the story came to me in the middle of the night whilst I was trying to sleep.

What books do you like to read in your spare time?

Thrillers, Biographies, Popular Science.

What do you feel is the most important stage of writing a book?

It is all important to keep the reader entertained, however I do believe it is important to have a good beginning.

How did you go about designing the cover for your book?

I used The Book Cover Designer

Are you writing or considering writing a follow-up to your book?

I might consider using some of the characters but in a completely different setting.

Do you have a day job (if so, what do you do?) or do you write full-time?

I am retired.

Anything else you’d like to include?

Seeing your own book being published is a wonderful feeling, so if you are thinking about writing, give it a go as there is nothing to lose.

Check out Peter’s book, Whiteout