Andrew Turner

Biography

Andrew Turner; a working class Lancashire born lad who was then raised in North Wales.
Dysplaced, Dysillusioned, dysgraceful and dyslexic. But hey, humour is conceived in anecdotal tragedy.

My first book British Winters is by no means autobiographical, it is more of a Frankenstein's monster of events; things that did happen, things that nearly happened, things that should have happened and things that should not have happened, all stitched together into a linear narrative. But aren't most novels like that.

I am dyslexic (that's not just a clever joke) but my book has been professionally proof read.... unlike this bio.

I am currently working on two other novels and a screenplay of British Winters, so hopefully soon I can add
"Now a Minor Motion Picture" to the book cover.

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Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite author is Kurt Vonnegut Jr; simply because I enjoy reading unique voices, stories that don't feel overly polished, an author who is telling a story not constructing one.

Breakfast of Champions blew my mind. The idea of "the Author" spying on his own creation then entering it. Less breaking the fourth wall more demolishing it. I'm sure it was a very well planned out novel but it seems as though the events within it were unfolding as you turn each page.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The catalyst for British Winters came from me wanting to make a film that was set around winter. I love the visual beauty of the season; the glittering frost on the grass, the normally invisible cobwebs now appearing all over bushes like giant snowflakes and the winter fashions of wooly jumpers, bobble hats and scarfs. My only story thoughts, before writing it, were - a secular Christmas play and a grumpy protagonist.

To be honest my first thoughts were that the story would be a social commentary on how bizarre the Christmas festivities are but as I wrote I found myself more compelled to explore Noel's denial and misconceptions.
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Where to find Andrew Turner online


Books

British Winters
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Price: Free! Words: 80,590. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Noel Winters is lonely this Christmas. Lonely, despite being overcrowded by friends and family, which he would prefer to label as associates. This is a tale of a lazy procrastinating youth who is no longer young enough to pull that lifestyle off. Disillusioned with himself as much as the outside world, he draws inspiration from his younger adopted sister, Hannah.

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