I had an interesting encounter last evening, of the literary kind. Well that may be stretching it a bit but read on please.
I remember dashing out of the house at the sound of his whistle, clutching a handful of change to buy ice cream from an arrangement almost identical to the above. It was usually on a Sunday and it was my first experience of seeing dry ice.
Last night I was stopped by a potential customer! Just to say that it was the result of her picking up one of my business cards, that's one success from around 300 tries! She had tried to find my books on Amazon but had only come up with one of the poetry books partly because she'd omitted the 'L' from my name. There are lots of Atkinsons in their database but only one David L Atkinson. Even so it is, I think, worth mentioning that when searching Amazon you don't necessarily pull up all the books for one author in one list. All of my books are there but you need to look through a couple of pages to find them all.
In an effort to clarify the availability of the books the links are below.
My 10 books as of December 2014
My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.
All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.
This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.
Poetry - there are also two thin collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.