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Michael Jecks

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Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history. A regular speaker at library and literary events, he is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association. He lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.

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Michael Jecks

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Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history. A regular speaker at library and literary events, he is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association. He lives with his wife, children and dogs in northern Dartmoor.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Work to live, don't live to work.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Can't mention some! "Where did I put that bloody thing?" "What was I going to say?" "How can I get him out of that?" "It's your round"

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Heights. Lord of the Rings, in Moria, when the stairs collapsed? Yuk.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mr Ondaatje. Made multi millions, and now he's spending his time giving it away to good causes.

Author Voices

May 26, 2011

King’s Gold

There are books and books.

Some grab you as a writer from the very first moment of turning on the computer. Some – well, some of them are more of a struggle. I’ve had plenty of both kinds in my career, but there have been few which have been as mentally traumatic as KING’S GOLD.

Why? Ah, read on!

The idea for this book first came to me a long time ago. I’d been gradually sifting the period for nuggets of brilliance, and the end of King Edward II’s reign was particularly attractive for me. It had everything: infidelity, betrayal, deceit, war and a road trip too! For most of my... see more

October 19, 2010

My daughter has started to ask when we can decorate our bedroom. How thoughtful, you may think.

No.

We started our version of the Forth Bridge eight years ago. It was a major undertaking for us. My wife and I did as much as we could, and Cairan did much of the woodwork, Martin the plumbing, and Okehampton Glass renewed our doors and windows – but after all that had begun, there was still our bedroom, hall, stairs and landing to be completed.

But here we get to the nub. My daughter would like a bedroom of her own. I understand she has a legal right not to have to share with her sibling at her age. I would like to comply with... see more

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