Sunday, 27 November 2016

Writing - Author or writer?

I always struggle with titles and attributions but people do ask what you do. The question in my mind is am I a writer or and author?


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I put the question to Google images and the above was one of the results.
The dictionary definition I found states that an author is someone who initiates something; or writes books and stories.

Well I certainly do initiate in that I have created from scratch Patrick Steele and his 10 stories, but I also create poetry.


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A writer is someone who writes something or writes in a particular way. It can also be someone who writes and then stores the writing on a device.

So an author can be a writer also, but I think I can fairly describe myself as an author. However, there are a plethora of qualifying adjectives that may be attached to the title.

And so, the most recent creation.

At the current time there is the presidential election in the USA and if you consider the electoral system there is undoubted connection back to the events of 9/11. There is the involvement of the security agencies, unexplained and precipitate actions by the US Government and a failure of security agencies to communicate knowledge with each other. Many of the same people are probably still in post 15 years later. So read 7 Hours After and allow your mind to wander freely and decide what is fact and what is fiction.


Patrick Steele is off crusading once again with his sidekick, fiancée Naomi Kobayashi. This time he is risking life and limb by returning to the hostile shores of the USA. He has had brushes with the authorities in that vast country on previous occasions, but now has been stimulated to return because of apparent dodgy dealings over the World Trade Centre disaster of September 11th 2001.
After discovering numerous ‘theories’ concerning 9/11 and who was behind it, Steele identifies possible links between large corporations with financial interests and political parties. In a presidential election year he is concerned that those vying for that prodigious post may have links with the disaster.
Has Steele discovered underhand dealing by the US security services? 
Did one of the major political parties have a hand in the destruction of 9/11?
Will Steele be caught by the CIA or can he escape back to the safety of the UK?

What was Building 7?

Where can the books be bought?

In each case search under David L Atkinson, don't forget the 'L', and search through the available options to see all 11 novels.

Or click on the links below.

The Kindle copy available from will upload to devices supporting the Kindle App as well as Kindle devices so you can get this an all of my books on your smartphone.

God Bless