The Occult Detective’s #LastWrites with… William Meikle

last-writes

WILLIAM MEIKLE

Welcome to the second installment of LAST WRITES. The premise is simple. My guests face their final rest, but before Death claims them they are granted a few earthly pleasures, the memories of which will travel with them into the great unknown.
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willieToday’s guest is William Meikle,  a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with twenty novels published in the genre press and over 300 short story credits in thirteen countries.

He has books available from a variety of publishers including Dark Regions Press, DarkFuse and Dark Renaissance, and his work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and magazines.

He lives in Newfoundland with whales, bald eagles and icebergs for company. When he’s not writing he drinks beer, plays guitar, and dreams of fortune and glory.

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LAST MEAL
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Something simple that reminds me of good times. Freshly caught trout, new potatoes in lashings of butter, peas fresh from the garden, and a couple of pints of strong Scottish brown ale. And a wee single malt or two to finish if there’s time.
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LAST BOOK
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It will have to be a personal favorite, and also one that speaks of friendship and loss and the weight of the world I’ll be leaving. Raymond Chandler’s THE LONG GOODBYE – a fine crime story, but so much more than that. I’d be going out with a tear in my eye.
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LAST MOVIE
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I’ve thought long and hard about this. Do I want to go out with a big bang in my head, or something a bit more reflective? Do I want to see something I haven’t seen before, or an old favorite?  In the end, I’ve gone for another watch of a film I’ve seen so often I can almost quote it by heart. THE MALTESE FALCON it has to be, and I’ll go out with the stuff that dreams are made of in my head. Shall we talk about the black bird?
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LAST SONG
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Fairport Convention’s version of WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES will do for me. Sandy Denny’s voice speaks right to my soul in this one, and Richard Thompson’s guitar part is just perfect in its beauty and restraint. It’s been among my favorite things for 45 years and more, and it’s the perfect exit note for me.
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FIRST PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO MEET ON THE OTHER SIDE
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If I’m leaving current family behind, the first person I’d like to meet would be my mum’s mum. My old gran left us before I had really found my own way in life. We used to talk all the time, and I’ve got 35 years of catching up to do with her.
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You can find out more about William Meikle via his websitetwitter, facebook, and Amazon Author Page
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