1. Who is PM Perry?
An aspiring children’s novelist & a self-help writer, who began to write more seriously after an unforeseen event about three years ago. Three years on, I am on the verge of self-publishing my second book - a young adults magical adventure .
2. And are you able to share with the readers what this unforeseen event was?
Of course, about three years ago I unexpectedly decided to leave my successful job as a Service Delivery Manager to pursue one of the items on my bucket list, writing a book.
3. Wow! That is brave!
I don’t know about that, it was a touch decision to leave something I enjoyed doing and was successful at. I dare say I felt institutionalised after being with the same organisation for over 15 years, having achieved their champion’s award and knowing most of the thousands of fellow staff members on a personal level. Yes, it was tough. Nine months on, was my lowest point since leaving my job when I completed my first draft of my novel and sent it to an accomplished writer for comments and received a very disheartening but direct feedback. I thank the writer because it encouraged me to try harder.
4. And now three years on you’re about to release your second book, tells us more about these?
Yes, three years on, I have met many wonderful people from around the world, who I would never have met and have launched one self-help book and am about to launch a magical children’s novel set in UK - 'Maya Mysun & the World that does not Exist.'
5. How so, how did you come to write about two vastly different topics?
Yes they are different but both are based on my own personal experiences. The self-help for smokers came about because I have seen friends, family, and colleagues suffer from the effects of smoking and more recently seen some friends quit with relative ease using a new tool called vaporisers and hence the self-help book. As for the novel, well this was a personal challenge on my bucket list and a present for my daughter. It’s a magical adventure with a message of helping others in face of adversity. I hope the novel will entertain and teach at the same time.
6. And so currently you’re preparing for the launch?
Yes I am! And what is more is that writing has also opened other avenues. As mentioned I have made friends all over the world, something I would never have done, I am also member of the oldest surviving writing circle in UK (Harrow Writers Circle), learnt to venture down roads less traveled and more recently embarked on a business venture and become an entrepreneur, something I never imagined I would do. It’s exciting to learn to new things, meet others who are also chasing their dreams and to face each day with excitement of what it will bring.
7. What else would you like to tell the readers?
Oh, there is a lot to say to the readers, but for now I'd say please get in touch with any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them. I’ve learnt a lot over the past three years, both on how to write and staying motivated. Finally if you’re interested in either books, the self-help for yourself (or a loved one) or the magical adventure with a message then please do fill in the contact form and I’ll be sure get in touch and answer any questions.
Lastly please note if you’re quick and lucky you might be able to get Maya Mysun for FREE during the first few days of its launch. Thank you.