About the Book
Skye Stories Volume 2: the Road to Uig continues the true account of a young man who moved away from his family home in Glasgow to spend his teenage years on Skye. Told in anecdotes and poems this book captures what it was like for a city boy growing up in a beautiful – but very different – environment. Skye Stories Volume 2: the Road to Uig sees him older but not much wiser. Although the threat of having to return to Glasgow was ever-present the most important things in our hero’s life were music, friends, fun and trying to find love. Although both Skye Stories Volume 1 and 2 are about Skye and his love for the island, the account of his experiences and emotions will strike a chord with people who have never been near there. Skye changed the author’s life forever and for the better. You could say the Isle of Skye saved his life.
About the Author
Raymond Moore is a Registered Nurse, living and working in Saudi Arabia with his wife and three children. He also has a house and farm in Thailand. As well as being a writer, Raymond has been a record label owner, band manager, and singer with a band. Born and brought up in Glasgow, he left his parents and moved to the Isle of Skye as a youngster, and his life changed forever.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Skye Stories Volume 2: The Road to Uig is the second instalment in the Skye Stories trilogy. Following on from Volume 1: The Linicro Years. After leaving my family home in Glasgow in 1977 to go live with my Great Aunt and Great Granny in Linicro on the Isle of Skye my island adventure continued as I left Linicro after three years and numerous escapades to live in Uig. Working during the summer of 1980 in Uig Hotel and continuing my studies at Portree High. Find out if I was any wiser as I got older and did I manage to find love.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
For lover’s of Scotland and the Isles of Skye. For lover’s of music and those who experienced being a teenager in the late 1970s.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Number 1 has got to be Catcher in the Rye. Haven’t we all been Holden Caufield? Catch 22 is a masterpiece and funny as. Jenni Fagans The Panopticon moved me.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Write from the heart. Don’t worry too much about the quality until you have a 2nd or 3rd draft. Don’t over-edit at the beginning.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Skye Stories has a Facebook, Instagram and TikTok page. Find my Milkshake page raymondmoorewrites and find Skye Stories Volume 1 & 2 on Amazon and all good bookshops… and some bad!