Glen R Stansfield – Author, Biker and Nutcase

‘John Harrison was dead. His body and mind were not aware of it yet, but the moment he broke into the church his death became inevitable. Some would say it was the hand of God, many would say it was deserved, few would mourn his passing. Had he chosen a different path he may have lived, but fate brought him to this place at this precise moment, and John Harrison ceased to be.’           Harry

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Welcome to my world; the world of an Author, Biker and self-professed Nutcase. Here you will find my books, (I write crime fiction,) my musings ( I can be vocal about many things, not always a good thing) and a little Author in Bahrainsomething about me

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My Books

Fishing for Stones by Glen R Stansfield. How I go about writing novelsI came to writing novels relatively late in life.  It takes me about a year to write, edit and format each title. I prefer to be self-published rather than seek a publisher as I can retain full control over my product.

I design my own covers  using artwork from various sources, all of which is obtained legitimately, which I then modify and credit as required.

I edit as I go along, (a process which is frowned upon by many, but if it works for you then use it.)  Firstly, I read over what I have written, usually the following day. I then import the text into a fabulous program called Autocrit. The finished product is forwarded to my editor, Sue Noyes, who then casts herHarry by Glen R Stansfield. How I go about writing novels eagle eye over it, returning it to me with suggestions and corrections. Each chapter goes through this process a minimum of three times, and quite often more, before the manuscript is complete. The completed manuscript is then subjected to the same process for a final polish.

Once that is done, the manuscript is exported as a Word document, (I write using a program called Scrivener,) the interiors are then formatted using a guide produced by Jo Roderick, which has proved invaluable. Once this is done and as much stray code is removed as possible, I import the Word document into Adobe Acrobat to convert to a PDF file, which is the format my printers require, (the same PDF file is used to produce the eBook.) After reading through a proof copy of the final book, the go ahead is given to the printer and my book is available for sale.

Now you know how I go about writing novels, why not have a look at my titles and read an excerpt?

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Fishing for Stones by Glen R Stansfield. How I go about writing novels             Harry by Glen R Stansfield. How I go about writing novels

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Time – Is time really money?

Time – we all know what it is, or do we? Try to define time and you may find yourself struggling, yet it appears in our everyday conversations. Examine some of the sayings about time and you start to get an uneasy feeling that we don’t really have a grasp of it – not yet, …

Why I am wrong.

As both of my readers know, I have been quite vocal about being an independent writer and suggesting we don’t need publishers, and agents in particular; am I wrong? Self-publishing was recommended to me when I first started this writing malarkey and I have no regrets about setting out along that path. When I was …

The urbanisation of the mythical troll

As both of my regular readers know, I sometime trawl, (perhaps troll would be more appropriate here) the news sites for …well…news. I was on that well-known site in the UK (yes, you are ahead of me, the one run by the Broken Biscuit Company) when I came across an article which inspired me to …


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Fishing for Stones
1990. When Steve Hayling learns of a diamond deal taking place in the Scottish Highlands, he comes up with an audacious plan to steal them. He and his close friend, Andy Mannion, risk their lives to snatch the stones from under the noses of a London gangster and a Major from a rebel army. Close on their heels is DCI MacIntyre of the Grampian Police. What could possibly go wrong? Taking place against the backdrop of a country torn apart by civil war, and the beauty of the Scottish wilderness, the action reaches a surprising conclusion. There can only be one winner. Or can there?

A series of brutal attacks on homeless people takes a sinister turn. On the banks of Limehouse Cut canal in London, a body is found beneath the railway bridge. This time a beating has resulted in the death of an old man. It is not long before more bodies start to turn up on the streets of Tower Hamlets. Not homeless people this time, but drug dealers, muggers, burglars. It would seem anyone outside the law is no longer safe on the streets. The Met Police now have parallel investigations on their hands. Can they find those responsible for the attacks on the homeless, and who is responsible for killing those who live outside the law?
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