Name: Wayne Marinovich
Publishing company: Umduzu Publishing
Genre: Action Adventure, Thrillers, Cli-fi, Dystopian, Eco-Thrillers
Format: All novels and short stories are ebooks
Author Bio: Wayne Marinovich is an author and wildlife photographer who grew up on a farm in South Africa where he spent most of his time sitting in trees and climbing up on the barn roof, fighting imaginary villains.
After a successful career as an IT consultant which saw him travel to all the places he loves writing about, he settled in the leafy county of Surrey, England where he now resides with his wife and fellow photographer, Anneli.
Alongside wildlife photography, he has published action thrillers set against environmental themes.
Work is underway on the both the Kyle Gibbs and Hudson Drake series.
Kyle Gibbs series:Title: Gibbs – The Early Years Blurb: After countless beatings at the hands of his alcoholic father, Kyle Gibbs had a decision to make. Suck it up and deal with the abuse, or run away and forge a new life.
Could the fourteen-year-old continue to cope with the ongoing violence in his life, or would he simply become a casualty of it in the end? Would he fulfil his dream of getting away to finally have a normal life? Format: Ebook formats, Kindle Mobi, ePub, PDF Price: $0,00 – FREE Page count: 40 Publication date: 10 April 2014 Webpage: http://www.wmarinovichbooks.com/gibbs/
Title: Celt Series Title: The Journey of Kyle Gibbs Series Number: Book 1 Blurb: With the growing threat of a major climate change event, a group of billionaire businessmen are doing all in their power to control the earth’s remaining critical resources. Will ex-SAS soldier, Kyle Gibbs join these visionaries and help them pursue their relentless obsession despite the risks? Could joining them contribute to his downfall? Format: Ebook formats, Kindle Mobi, ePub, PDF Price: $2,99 Page count: 290 Publication date: 14 January 2014 Webpage: http://www.wmarinovichbooks.com/celt/
Title: Phoenix Series Title: The Journey of Kyle Gibbs Series Number: Book 2 Blurb: It’s 2028. The world’s major cities are flooded by a three-metre rise in sea-level. Wrongfully imprisoned, Kyle Gibbs vows revenge on those responsible and is forced to join the new global government to find them.
During their first mission to capture a French nuclear plant, his team are set on a collision course with warrior tribesmen who have been brought in from a drought-ravaged Africa. Format: Ebook formats, Kindle Mobi, ePub, PDF Price: $2,99 Page count: 390 Publication date: 05 July 2015 Webpage: http://www.wmarinovichbooks.com/phoenix/
Title: Kharon Series Title: The Journey of Kyle Gibbs Series Number: Book 3 Blurb: To be released at the end of 2015 Format: Ebook formats, Kindle Mobi, ePub, PDF Price: TBD Page count: TBD Publication date: Nov 2015 Webpage: In progess
Hudson Drake series:
Title: Igazi Series Title: The Hudson Drake Eco-thriller series Series Number: Book 1 Blurb: In Taiji, Japan, Hudson Drake and his friends are peacefully protesting against the annual dolphin slaughter. A few days into the protest, he meets the intoxicating Eleena Garcia, who opens his eyes to the appalling scale of the massacre. Enthralled by her passion for ending the killing, Hudson is forced to make a choice. Stay with his friends or follow Eleena down a dark and dangerous path? Format: Ebook formats, Kindle Mobi, ePub, PDF Price: $2,99 Page count: 78 Publication date: 23 March 2015 Webpage: http://www.wmarinovichbooks.com/igazi/
List of Short Stories:Title: Floodlanders Blurb: It’s 2025. Following the Climate Change sea level rise, a teenage boy accompanies his father into the London Floodzone for the first time. Warren Smith is excited about travelling into this dangerous, unfamiliar world to work on their farm stall. He meets up with some tough, uncompromising Floodlanders and as the daily tidal surge floods back in, tragedy strikes, and changes their lives forever. Format: Ebook formats, Kindle Mobi, ePub, PDF Price: $0,99 Page count: 45 Publication date: 1 May 2014 Webpage: http://www.wmarinovichbooks.com/floodlanders-marinovich-books/
Title: My Writing ProcessBlurb:My Writing Process is a 26-page booklet (PDF format) takes you through my process of self-publishing eBooks. From the idea or concept of your novel through to the actual publishing of the finished product (there is also a small section on doing a print run if you chose to do that). This book will not be for general sale and will be FREE to those who subscribe to my newsletter. Format: PDF Price: FREE Page count: 26 Publication date: 15 June 2015 Webpage: http://www.wmarinovichbooks.com/my-writing-process-marinovich-books/
Describe your desk?
Work on a laptop and have a second 27″ monitor above it. As a Wildlife Photographer, I process a lot of my photos on the same laptop. Several External hard drives, for the sheer volume of photos, as well as the backups of my books. Coffee mug (half full) and a litre water bottle. Small notepad (made up of the reverse side of all the paper I print for the book editing process) for making notes in.
Why did you write the Kyle Gibbs series?
I originally started out researching a non-fiction book on climate change as I believed there was a dire need to have a piece of work that was written in more layman’s terms. So many of the documents that you can find on the web are extremely scientific and tend to cover a very narrow field in this complex topic.
One of the consequences of Climate Change would be the mass migration of people from areas of hardship, to major cities. This intrigued me and got me thinking about a group of men leaving central Africa, for the lush promise of a better life in Europe, and so a storyline developed (it actually takes place in Book 2 of the series).
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and bred in Africa and still feel her sand in my shoes. Africa was and is, a tough, uncompromising place with wonderful people and great outdoor spaces. Where people love life, and sadly don’t value it as highly as in other parts of the world.
I have read every single one of Wilbur Smiths books as he is also one of Africa’s children. I took great influence in the way he described the continent. It is a continent of war, action and dangerous animals. How could it not lead me to Action Thrillers?
When did you first start writing?
Loved writing essays and stories at school, so I guess that’s when it started. But there were gaps when I didn’t write much, like when I discovered girls back in the eighties and when I went to the Air force and did a load of triathlons.
10 years ago, I started writing short Wildlife blog posts again and that fired it all up again.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control of the process, I guess.
Loved choosing my own editor, proofreaders and cover designers. Also I get more of the revenue from the sales and love the challenge getting my name out there.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Telling stories about fantastic people, who get on with the challenges that they are faced with.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Leviathan – John Gordon Davies.
A book about eco-terrorists and the whaling industry. I read this as a 12 year old and it set me on the path as a conservationist and Wildlife photographer. Have read all of John Gordon Davis’s books, and they continue to be classics to me
My family and other animals – Gerald Durrell
We did this at school as it was on the syllabus. Living on a farm, I used to also love collecting all the spiders, crabs, snakes and other critters and bring them into my menagerie in my room. I could relate to the author here, although My mother didn’t always agree.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know – Ranulph, Fiennes,
This man is simply the greatest living explorer and adventurer around. The title says it all. At 70 plus, he is still going and anyone who thinks his accomplishments aren’t that grand – try running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.
The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War – Greg Marinovich
Its the country that I grew up in. Sad, violent, wonderfully diverse and forgiving. 4 extremely talented photographers documenting the changes in South Africa as it transitioned from Apartheid to fledgling democracy.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
Who is your ideal audience?
I guess anyone who loves reading actions adventures and thrillers. Most might say that that would be men from 18 – 55, but I have a growing group of female readers who love the books too.
If you could spend a day with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Tough question. Instinctively I would answer Einstein.
What’s the story behind your latest book?
The latest book is the third in the Kyle Gibbs series. A sinister virus is detected in the European continent. An old enemy reappears.