Clive Tilley

Biography

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


Books

Poetry Just For Fun.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This is my book of original poetry. More funny stuff and a few serious poems. Suitable for 12 years and up. Contains no swearing of explicit sexual content. Hopefully it will bring some smiles in to your day.
The Porcelain Dolls.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Ex cop Carlton Blake likes to drink. His detective agency has no clients. A mysterious woman pays him a visit and his life is turned upside down. Can he protect a young author from being killed by a hoodlum ?. Can he protect the future of robotic development ? Can Maggie save him from himself ? I call this 'Marlow meets I Robot' With acknowledgements to Isaac Asimov and Raymond Chandler.
A Leap of Faith.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Essay » Author profile
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.

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