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Hello and welcome to my website. I’m a paperback writer, novelist and scriptwriter, living in Exeter. I studied at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, where I concentrated on creative writing for the screen and television. Many of my scripts have been optioned but as yet I am still waiting for them to be greenlit.

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Click the play button to hear some Questions and Answers about me in an exclusive interview:

Since 2014 I have been delivering Creative Writing Courses on international cruise ships as well as book readings in libraries and literary festivals and running creative writing courses and sessions around the UK.

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News and Upcoming Interviews

News and Upcoming Interviews:

‘I Will Survive’, the latest novel by Graham Sclater is now available to purchase here.

30 June 2020 – 13:00 pre-record radio interview with Lee Jay at heart FM Spain

1 July 2020 – 11:30 pre-record radio interview with Peter Lewis “In The Cooler” at NCCR Radio Evesham – Broadcast Friday 10  July – 19:00 -21:00 and repeated Sunday 12 July 12:00 -14:00

15 July 2020 – 11:00 meeting to discuss promo video for my new novel “I Will Survive”  with John of Emberlense Productions in Torbay

21 July 2020 – 19:10 Monthly Book Review with JP at Venture Radio Warminster

25 July 2020 – 12:00 midday Heart 106 FM with Lee Jay Malaga 

26 July 2020 – 12:00 midday Heart 106 FM with Lee Jay Malaga 

29  July 2020 – 10:00  Radio Winchcombe 107.1 FM with Lee Jay Winchcombe

29 July 2020 – 12:00 midday Castle Radio 88.2 FM with Lee Jay Malaga

30 July 2020 – 10:00 pm Dean Radio 105.6 FM with Lee Jay Cinderford

6 August 2020 – Zoom meeting with video director, John Tomkins – preparation & finalising of locations for new promo video

13 August 2020 – All day  – Filming promo video for “I Will Survive” Devon

18 August 2020 – 19:10 Monthly Book Review with JP at Venture Radio Warminster

2 September 2020 – 12:00 Pre-record “In The Cooler” with Peter Lewis Evesham

3 September 2020 – 16:00 Pre-record with Christina Groombridge for The David and Christina Show 

Apologies for the interviews etc currently on hold due to CV

ON HOLD – TBA October 2020 – Book Launch – “I Will Survive” St Thomas Library Exeter

ON HOLD – TBA September 2020 – Completion of short story creative writing course, in conjunction with Creative Culture South West, delayed in March and April due to CV lock down

2 October 2020 – Advance copies of “I Will Survive” signed and sent out

2 October 2020 – Promo copies sent out to Media around the world

ON HOLD – 5 – 21 October 2020 – Creative Writing Sessions: Cobh, La Coruna, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Lanzarote, Tenerife,  Funchal and Lisboa

11 October 2020 – 2:00 pm Pre-record radio Interview with Bill Everatt  Celtica Radio south Wales

16 October 2020 – 20:00  – Interview with Bill Everatt Celtica Radio Bridgend south Wales

17 October 2020 – 8:00 am Interview with Bill Everatt Radio Seagull

20 October 2020 – 19:10 – Book review with JP at Venture Radio Warminster

ON HOLD – 23 October 2020 – 2:00 – The Living Tree Cancer Support Group Bridport

23 October 2020 – 11:30 – Pre-record with Richard Sirot “In My Life” for Deal Radio Kent

29 October 2020 – 21:00 USA time – 2:00 am UK time – Live interview with Madame Perry’s Salon USA

8 November 2020 – 17:20 UK time – Interview with Steve Yabsley BBC Radio Bristol

TBC – Interview with Ally Reeve  BBC Radio Plymouth

TBC – Interview with Lee Jay Heart 106 FM Malaga

TBC – Interview with Ling Pang 103 The Eye Melton Mowbray

TBC – Interview with Keith Collins  Spain

TBC – “I Will Survive” review in Exeter Living – Christmas edition

TBC – “I Will Survive” review in Devon Life

TBC – Interview with Jack Dempsey 103 The Eye Melton Mowbray

Book Collection

Take a browse through my collection of books and find out the stories they tell 

After a life of crime and alcoholism, East Ender Liam Reilly was given the unexpected opportunity to run the Love Shack, a bar and brothel in the Red Light District of Amsterdam.

But in 1999, during a private New Year’s Eve party with his girls and a few select clients, the Love Shack is firebombed and his life is once again destroyed and thrown into chaos and despair. With nothing to lose he sets out across Europe and the Baltic to track down the perpetrators and exact his violent revenge.

“Another great thriller from Sclater”

“I’ve been waiting a long time for this one…”

                                                                                                         “A world I knew little about”

 

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JP interviews Graham Sclater on ‘I Will Survive’:

 

So you want to write a novel, your story, your life, your memoir, autobiography or your family history.

WRITE ON! Will help you do just that.
Graham Sclater has published seven novels in different genres and now gives creative writing talks on cruise ships, at libraries and literary festivals.
Graham said, “When I was asked to write this book I made a decision to keep it simple while at the same time aspiring to encourage you to release your potential.”

Graham Sclater’s book – WRITE ON! is written just for you.

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A chance meeting between a young boy and Michael Collins in Macroom, a small town in County Cork, on the fateful day of his death on 22nd August 1922, affects the next three generations of the Reilly family.
Liam Reilly is an East End criminal, and alcoholic, and in 1999 he is forced to leave his home and family following a horrific episode caused by his drunkenness. He finds himself alone in Amsterdam, a city notorious for its extraordinary take on drugs and sex.
Can he finally beat his demons? Can he survive the next chapter of his pathetic life as he is immediately immersed in the seedy underworld that is the Red Light District? 

“A great read that captures the very essence of this infamous part of Amsterdam”
“Sclater uncovers a world that few of us ever knew existed”
“Red light spells danger and in this book it does just that”
“Amsterdam als het wordt gezien vanaf de binnenkant”

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Julian Hamilton-Lufton is a good looking, high-flying dealer at the London Stock Exchange. He can’t resist a pretty woman and with his money and fast cars he finds it incredibly easy to satisfy his deep rooted lust anywhere, anytime.

Alicia Fisher, a pretty woman married to Robbie who works in South Korea, is one of his many conquests, and following yet another illicit weekend with Julian at his country cottage she is racked with guilt and commits suicide.
Robbie returns from Asia for her funeral and as the truth unfolds he learns why she killed herself. The police have their suspicions but are unable to bring charges against Julian so Robbie takes things into his own hands.
He ruthlessly pursues a vendetta against Julian determined to ruin his success, business and ultimately his life in the most macabre way.

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It’s 2010 and the world is on the edge of a financial meltdown.
Brian Chapman feels the brunt of the problem as he struggles to keep his family business afloat with diminishing income and the looming financial catastrophe.
Can he survive this most challenging crisis of his life or will he lose everything?
“Sclater grabs the reader from the first chapter and tells it how it really is. . .”
“A seismic breakdown in family life. . . “
“Harrowing and shocking. . .”
“Sclater has the reader at the centre of the story. . .”

“It felt like I was actually there”

“A story waiting to be told”

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‘Ticket to Ride’ is a satisfyingly filthy yet delightfully innocent, romp through the bars and clubs of late 60’s Germany as The Cheetahs, a young band from small town southern England chase their dreams along the trail blazed by the Beatles in Hamburg. Along the way they discover the realities of life on the road in all of its Dirt & Glory, Sex & Drugs, Life & Death, Rock & Roll…
…and it’s all here in one gangster and hooker infested plate of realism, which was the Reeperbahn at that time.

Pulling no punches telling it like it was Sclater, who lived in this world himself for much of the 60s, tells us first hand through the eyes of characters based on real life kids who grew up fast faced with this in at the deep end rollercoaster ride of debauchery and ultimate demise. Not all gloom and doom though as the tale takes us beyond Hamburg, with occasional human kindness and discoveries of new loves of the strangest kind.

You’ll be pulled into their world and the Horrors & Highlights befalling Reg, Jimmy, Adrian, Gerry and their leader Dave and their ever changing entourage, will keep you reading as the pace moves on just quickly enough to keep you hooked, never overblown with drama but full of the contrast between the naivety of our characters and the grittiness of events, mostly recognisable to anyone who’s spent any time in the live music business, here, however, experienced in extremis. This book will leave you amazed that any of them survived, not all of them did, and there is a certain sadness to the conclusion, alien to any Hollywood version of books like this, but it’s a melancholy which gives this slice of modern history the humanity it deserves. “Don’t let your kids join a rock band Mrs Worthington! – Dean G Hill

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Harry Clark was a soldier stationed in Cyprus where he met and married Xanthi but within weeks of the birth of his daughter he left to join the Special Forces.
His precarious life was cut short when he was shot by Malik, an Iraqi insurgent, and left for dead.
Twenty years after getting married Harry finally returned to Cyprus to fulfil his dream of opening his own restaurant. That was soon shattered when he was unwittingly dragged into the seedy world of people trafficking, and the reappearance of Malik.
Will he survive this time?

“A book for today …”“Another original thriller from Sclater …”
“Things you don’t imagine when you’re on holiday …”

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On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. Almost immediately they called for an invasion of Canada. The initial American successes turned to a number of defeats resulting in English ships effectively blockading the American coastline and subjecting it to a series of hit and run raids and the capture of numerous ships.

The majority of the crew captured from the American ships were transported to Plymouth in southwest England to spend their time in notorious Dartmoor prison, constructed primarily by French Prisoners of War to house them and their countrymen.

Despite the end of the war neither country could agree who was responsible for repatriating the prisoners so they remained in jail.

“Compulsive reading”

“It felt like I was actually there”

“A story waiting to be told”

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Young sisters Hannah and Abi are faced with a dilemma that would not be wished on anyone.
How do they help their seriously ill mother who is in desperate need of life saving and expensive treatment in America when all they have is their pocket money?

Perhaps their love of music will help them but can they do anything in time?

‘I cried several times while I was reading this book…sometimes with happiness.’‘A feel-good story that will make everyone smile.’

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Tabitha Books is a division of Tabitha Publishing Ltd. If you would like a signed copy from Graham, please purchase it through the publisher: tabithabooks.webs.com.

Ticket To Ride

Living and working as a musician in Hamburg, Ticket to Ride is an account of some of the events that many English groups experienced and wished to forget. It is dedicated to the many musicians who failed to survive the trauma and returned to England.

Love Shack

A chance meeting between a young boy and Michael Collins in Macroom, a small town in County Cork, on the fateful day of his death on 22 August 1922, affects the next three generations of the Reilly family.

Hatred Is The Key

The early 1800s was a difficult time for England. Already at war with France and Napoleon Bonaparte, the financial strain was further increased when it entered into a war with America. The War of 1812 sometimes referred to as “the Second War of Independence”.

Too Big To Cry

Brian Chapman feels the brunt of the crisis as he struggles to keep his family business afloat with diminishing income and the looming financial catastrophe. It’s 2010 and the world is on the edge of a financial meltdown. Can he survive this most challenging problem of his life or will he lose everything?

Write On!

So you want to write a novel, your story, your life, your memoir, autobiography or your family history. WRITE ON! is written by published author and speaker, Graham Sclater. This book will answer many of those questions from development, characterisation, dialogue, research and so much more.

Cowboys and Angels

Harry Clark was a young soldier stationed in Cyprus where he met and married Xanthi, but within weeks of the birth of their daughter, he left to join the Special Forces. His precarious life was cut short when he was shot by Malik an Iraqi insurgent and left for dead.

More Than A Woman

When an illicit affair with womaniser and ultra-wealthy city financier Julian Hamilton-Lufton turns sour Alicia Fisher commits suicide. Will this provoke his earlier spurned conquests to return and wreak their revenge?

We're Gonna Be Famous

Young sisters Hannah and Abi are faced with a dilemma that would not be wished on anyone. How do they help their seriously ill mother who is in desperate need of life saving and expensive treatment in America when all they have is their pocket money?

I Will Survive

East End criminal and alcoholic, Liam Reilly had no option but to leave his wife and kids in London following an horrific fire at his home. Forced to leave England and like so many people with something to hide he found himself in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Will his fortunes ever change?

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If you would like to contact me, book me for a talk, an event, to deliver creative writing sessions or order signed copies please complete the form below or email graham@grahamsclater.com