Alexander Gordon Smith

Biography…

Alexander Gordon Smith, 33, is best known as the author of the Escape From Furnace Series, made up of Lockdown, Solitary, Death Sentence, Fugitives and Execution.

His new series, The Fury, has just been released in the UK and comes out in the States in 2013.

He also wrote The Inventors - which was runner-up in the national Wow Factor Award - and The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls, both of which were co-authored by his eleven-year-old brother Jamie.

He is the author of two creative writing handbooks, Inspired Creative Writing and Writing Bestselling Children's Books, a number of screenplays that are currently in development, several non-fiction books and hundreds of short stories and articles.

Gordon is the founder of Egg Box Publishing, an independent, non-profit imprint designed to publish and promote talented new writers and poets, and is the co-owner of Fear Driven Films, a production company filming its first feature in 2013.

He is also the founder of Inkling Studios, a brand new venture which specialises in creating books, films, television programmes and computer games for children and young adults. He actively encourages people of all ages to read and write, and runs creative writing talks and workshops across the world. In 2009 he was named by the Courvoisier Future 500 as one of the most promising young entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom.

He is called Gordon, rather than Alexander, because his Mum and Dad liked the name Gordon but didn't want his initials to spell GAS, so called him by his middle name. To find out more… click here!

Recent Interviews, etc!

Some recent interviews, guest posts and the like!


The Chainsaw Gang

An interview with me on the awesome Steve Feasey's website, as part of the Chainsaw Gang's tour.


Groupthing Video

I'm interviewed by my brother Jamie for Groupthing – what's going on with my hair?!


The YA Bookshelf

Here's another interview over on the YA bookshelf.


Novel Novice

An interview with me mainly talking about writing The Inventors with my brother Jamie, including all the crazy inventions we built!


Book Smugglers

A guest post from me about where the inspiration for Furnace came from, including some dark secrets from my past!!




in 2013 I have been…

Reading:

Larby Lodge

Zom-B

The Mist in the Mirror

Watching:

Prison Break Season 4

Breaking Bad Season 4

Dexter Season 4

Berbarian Sound Studio

Listening:

Some sountracks, mainly, including Judge Dredd and The Raid

Playing:

Hitman (the new one, I can't remember what it's called!)

Far Cry 3

Working:

I'm still editing The Storm, but that's nearly done. I'm working on a brand new series, tentatively called M.E.R.C., and a horror book for adults called Brute. I'm also working on getting a feature film produced this year. Fun!