Interview with PeterDorney

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't - yet! I am new to the Smashwords environment ...but look forward to working
with you.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making people laugh.
What do your fans mean to you?
Success.
What are you working on next?
A funny book of experiences of living in Singapore.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stella Rimington : John Burdett : Daniel Silva : Robert Ryan.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That it will be different from any previous days.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Dreaming.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Check the sites.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a BBC TV 'Children's Hour' serial script entry...didn't win!
What is your writing process?
Sit down and let it flow.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No...
How do you approach cover design?
Let the imagination run wild.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Geneva Trap : Bangkok 8 : The Dead Can Wait : Siege.
What do you read for pleasure?
Thrillers...
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Don't have one...
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Self-promotion.
Describe your desk
Small...functional...a 'busy' table top...encouraging.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Manchester UK ... an endless round of fun, decent, delights and rain. The memories
greatly influence my writing - especially 'Cheeky Face'.
When did you first start writing?
Age 13...
What's the story behind your latest book?
'Cheeky Face' is a lookback through laughter about growing up in
cold, rainy Manchester in the Fifties. A couple of young lads meet regularly on two adjoining
top-steps in a row of terraced houses...in all weathers. All sorts of adventures come their way ...most of them
memories of my own time...all wrapped in smiles.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Can't help it ...have to share the laughs.
Are your novels suitable for radio - television and/or film?
Indeed they are ...each of them would make a fun radio - or TV - series - or a great film.
Published 2015-01-25.
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Books by This Author

Spicy Takeaway
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,010. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The warm and friendly characters from ‘Chinese Takeaway’ return in this even-more chaotic romp that reveals their second year of experiences while teaching in Singapore. This time there’s a gem-smuggling ring to be exposed…an attempted murder… an island kidnapping - and a Changi Jail experience for the teachers. In the midst of which the laughs continue to leap out at the reader...get reading!
Chinese Takeaway
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,080. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Seven Aussie teachers take up work in tropical Singapore for a couple of years. This book covers their first year of madness and mayhem as they seek to
come to grips - always slippery - with life under steamy skies. The story bounces along as the likes of Chinese New Year - a Thai long weekend - Feng Shui for beginners - a Typical Chinese Wedding ...and more leap off the pages wrapped in fun.
Cheeky Face
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,770. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Step into the the world of England in the Fifties as two young lads sit on a couple of top-steps outside two terraced houses taking in the world in rainy, cold Manchester ...and that's just in summer. The story is real, nostalgic, decent, and fun...lots of fun. Mickey Dripping and Kenny Riley see life passing through rain-soaked cobbled streets in a story to touch the heart and the funny bone.
Bali & Chips
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,500. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
English-born Mo Swindlehurst has the role of P.R. Manager at Bali's swanky Bali Batik Hotel and cares mostly for 'repeat' guests from previous years. They return yearly and take the same rooms...sit on the same poolside loungers and enjoy the same 'exotic' meals - Chips on banana leaves - daily. Various dramas come the way of Mo ...and the tale evolves on many fronts...all full of fun.