V Campbell, author of 'historical teen action adventure quest' Viking Gold - interview
- Brian Donaldson
- 18 October 2011
Our debut author Q&As continue with V Campbell, whose first book is a tale of action and adventure as 16-year-old Redknee seeks out his destiny on the shores of the Promised Land
Give us five words to describe Viking Gold?
Historical teen action adventure quest.
Name one author who should be more famous than they are now?
John Christopher for his young adult sci-fi. My husband and I read his books together and they left us talking for weeks about what we would do in an apocalypse!
What was the last book you read?
Dark Water by Caro Ramsay, a fantastic and scary Glasgow crime thriller.
What one thing would you change about the publishing world?
More (or any) parties on luxury yachts moored off Cannes
Which book makes you laugh?
The Twits by Roald Dahl, because I’m naturally slovenly.
What plans do you have for book number two?
I’ve an idea for a second Viking adventure featuring the same characters, Redknee and Sinead, and for a contemporary murder mystery series.
Viking Gold is published by Fledgling Press Limited on Mon 7 Nov; V Campbell is at Waterstone’s, Glasgow, Thu 10 Nov.