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Meeting Dane Cobain, author of Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home

Hi everyone, this week I’d like to introduce Dane Cobain, the author of several books including Eyes like lighthouses when the boats come home. It’s Dane’s first book of poetry, distilled from the sweat of a thousand memorised performances in this reality and others. It’s not for the faint-hearted. 

What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

Tough question! I suppose that I’d go for the fact that I have anxiety disorder. I put a lot of myself out there, and I get up in front of crowds and perform without too much of a problem, but I also have problems with anxiety as well. It happens.

What did the best review you ever had say about you and your work?

It’s hard to pick just one, but I always like it when the reviewers’ excitement shines through. One reviewer had just joined the team on a book blog and reviewed No Rest for the Wicked as their first contribution – she said it was a privilege to get to review it for her first post for the site, which stuck in my mind.

How did you choose a title for your book?

I’ve got a number of them on the market, but for No Rest for the Wicked, my first book, there’s a bit of a story behind it. It was originally called ‘Angels’, but I had some interest from a publisher and they suggested changing the title to something more evocative. That publishing deal fell through and I eventually signed a different one, but that suggestion stuck with me and when I was carrying out edits, I spotted that one of the characters said, “There’s no rest for the wicked.” As soon as I re-read it, I knew I had to use it as the title.

Have you ever written naked?

I’ve never been asked this one before! Probably – I write all the time, whenever I get a chance, and so I’ve probably jotted something down after getting out of the shower or something.

Are you jealous of other writers?

No. There’s plenty of space for all of us – people who love reading tend to have diverse tastes and so it’s not really a competition. If anything, at least amongst the writers that I know, there’s a feeling of camaraderie. We’re all in it together.

What is the strangest thing you have ever had to do to promote a book?

I’ve done some pretty weird stuff, because I work in marketing by day. The strangest thing, at least for me, was when two actors played the roles of Father Montgomery and Niall from No Rest for the Wicked. It was odd to see people interpreting my characters, but a lot of fun!

Tea, Coffee, Water, Juice, Wine or Beer … which do you prefer when writing?

I write so often that I drink pretty much all of these (except for wine) at various times when writing. But my preference would be to have a coffee and a glass of water so I can pick between the two.


eyes like lighthouses when the boats come homeWHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT Dane AND HIS BOOK?

You can find Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home in Kindle format here:

You can also catch up with Dane



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