SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance more than ten years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades. As the self-professed ‘oldest computer Jurassic on the planet’ his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self-publishing. As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer’s need to ‘build the platform’, and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 35,000 direct contacts.
His first two crime-thrillers, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK blew his mind with more than 75,000 e-link downloads/sales to date. The third in what has become the ‘Jack Calder’ series, SAVAGE PAYBACK, was launched late 2013. This was followed by KILLER CITY and DEADLY IMPASSE. Number#6, NO IMPUNITY is the current Jack Calder work-in-progress.
He started a humorous, informative, self-publishers blog five years ago, never having heard of a ‘blog’ prior to that, was voted ‘Blogger of the Year 2013’ and now has a loyal blog following on his networks. He says the novels contain his ‘Author’s Voice’, while the blog carries his ‘Author’s Brand’. And he’s LUVVIN IT!
Of late, during 2017-2018, he was pleased to have been commissioned to ghostwrite three different autobiographies, and also completed a collection of his ‘blurt-it-out’ style of poetry, A FEW POETRY STOPS IN A LIFE’S JOURNEY. Also added a couple of years ago, is a small guide to social network usage for self-publishers, SELF-PUBLISHING STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SALES. Another addition to the portfolio is the venture into AudioBooks with his first title, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY.
I have only ever met Seumas Gallacher via the internet, in 2014, and yet I feel as though I’ve known the man for a very long time. We must have known each other in a past life … Seumas is very much the “International” part of my recommendations of authors, as he was born in Glasgow and now lives in Bahrain, but has lived in many other places around the world during his lifetime. (You may read all about this extraordinary life in his recently released autobiography listed below.) I’ve read everything Seumas has written and enjoyed it all immensely! But what I want to tell you about “that man” is what a truly genuine friend he has been to me and to so many other indie authors we’ve both come to know on the internet. He gives as good as he gets! And then some! Seumas promotes, reviews, hosts guests’ blog posts, and just generally gives a lot of support and encouragement to his fellow authors. But he’s also a great writer in his own right, so I’m very pleased to promote Seumas Gallacher here as one of my very favourite authors!
Plus … he’s the only author who has made a video in order to recite a poem about me!
Fact is often more incredible than fiction. Seumas Gallacher has survived long enough to savour places, characters and events for more than forty years in the Far East and the Arabian Gulf. He started life in Scotland, travelled far and wide as a wannabe Trainee Master of the Universe, but the Universe had other plans for him. From a career in banking, he escaped to become a corporate trouble-shooter. He discovered the joy and torture of becoming a wordsmith, writing five best-selling crime novels, a book of poetry, and being hyper-active on social media. ‘Strangely, I’m Still Here’ is his story.
Seumas wrote a blog post for me on the occasion of his having written and published this autobiography:
For more information on Seumas Gallacher and all his books, please visit his blog.
Seumas Gallacher has been a guest many times on my blog Reading Recommendations.
Seumas has also appeared as a guest blogger on this main blog of mine and has hosted me a number of times on his blog. Here’s a list of those posts.