Clive Tilley


Had my 62nd birthday just recently. Had a wide variety of jobs. Right now I drive a Rescue Recovery vehicle. Been a professional Chef, Oil rig construction worker, Viticulter, Pet shop owner, Importer, Sales person and more.
An eventful life. Enjoyed raising 3 children. Proud of my kids.
I embrace all cultures but ultimately I'm proud to be English.
When I was 13 went to France for the first time, that started a lifelong love of everything French.
I lived in Europe for a many years. Working in vineyards, building oil rigs, selling wine across Europe. Fell in love with a Polish girl. followed her to Poland. got married , had a son. All in all probably the best years of my life. My children say that I tell a good story and that I should write them down. So, that's what I've started doing.

I've not had any formal writing experience so I hope that you will forgive the simplistic style.

I'm a fan of all Star wars films.

I've followed Star Trek from the beginning. Still watching repeats even this morning. My phone is still an old flick open Samsung we call "Beam me up Scotty". My son thinks I'm loony.

I love new technology. I want to live long enough to see robots walking the streets. To see a manned base on the moon. To watch men walking on Mars.

Favourite T.V. program ? Has to be. Big Bang Theory.

Favourite books.

Lt, Gen. H. Moore: We were Soldiers once, and young. & We are Soldiers still.

James Herriot: Vets books.

Jane Goodall: In the Shadow of man. Desmond Morris. The Naked Ape

Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life.

Douglas Adams. Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy.

Gerald Durrell. All books.

Isaac Asimov. The early books.

BEST FILMS. We were Soldiers once and young. Battle of Midway. Hamburger Hill. The Founding of a Nation. Zulu. Zulu Dawn. Wrath of Khan. Days of Glory. Saving Private Ryan.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I guess I've been writing most of my life. I only started seriously about 6 months ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Well, I'm inspired by Raymond Chandler and Isaac Asimov. This story is about a 1930's detective who is taken to the future by female androids and sent back to 1935 to protect Isaac Asimov. There are several twists, a little love interest and a few light hearted moments. I call it The Porcelain Dolls. So you'll have to read it to find out why.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Clive Tilley online


Poetry Just For Fun.
You set the price! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Fun Poem Stories for Children, Humor and a few serious poems. Contains a series of poem stories for parents to read to younger children. No swearing or explicit sexual content. Hopefully it will bring some joy in to your day. Please leave a review if it made you smile. Thank you.
Carlton Quinn and The Man in Black
You set the price! Words: 30,410. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ex cop, turned private Eye, Carlton Quinn receives a visit from a strange woman. What happens next will change his life forever. As Maggie says " Who ever heard of a man collecting dolls?" Time lines can be tricky things. Acknowledgements to Isaac Asimov and Raymond Chandler. If you enjoyed the read please leave a review. Thank you.
A Leap of Faith.
You set the price! Words: 4,170. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
We had just finished our primary school education and now it was the summer holidays. It was hot, and we were bored. My best friend had this great idea. It was a dumb idea, but it was a great idea. Please leave a review if you liked this little tale. Thank you.

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