The collection of books produced over the last 6 years or so is the embodiment of parts of who I am. This is the thought that leapt into my mind this morning. The question in my mind is how weird, or not, is that idea.
Seven year old me
At the age of seven I had no idea I would write books but I enjoyed stories. The photograph is of someone who'd already been reading from the age of five so I've been reading for 60 years. Consider how many words, books and other versions of life's patterns that represents.
I saw TV presenter Judy Finnigan interviewed this week and she was asked the age old question authors always seem to be fielding - 'How much of you is in the characters in your stories?' Her answer was honest - she said that there was a lot of her in the people she'd created. It seemed to me that creating a character in a story is almost like having a child in which your genes are transmitted. Every word that every author chooses to use is tainted by their inner fingerprint and to deny that seems to me to be trying to deny the need for oxygen.
So try out some of my creations and find out more about the inner me.
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!
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 thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.