Interview with Peter Ridgley

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Morning Lane, Hackney, under the mantle of Mr. Hitler's incendiary bombs, doodle bugs and the last rocket to land in Britain was in Valance Road where I was visiting my uncle and we were all blown away - a big influence which rather curtailed my schooling. In fact it would be reasonable to say I had no schooling.
When did you first start writing?
at about 6 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
you'll have to read it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I saw it in the Daily Mail this bird who made a lot of money, thank you.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I've no success
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm not. Am I ?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
about two cats...
What do you read for pleasure?
I don't read for pleasure
Describe your desk
It is not full of junk
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
to see if is clear enough to go out on my Harley Davidson
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
the Beano and Desperate Dan
Published 2015-02-15.
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Books by This Author

Echoes from Australia - uncensored edition
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 159,880. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex & politics, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Adelaide 1950 and beyond... It is a true story of a man's life. Not a celebrity, an ordinary human being. Sailor, teacher, driving instructor, cab driver, painter, photographer, creative writer and philosopher A book dedicated ... "To the Ladies of the Night" Lyddia, Virginia, Beth, Charlie, Penelope, Margaret, Mrs. Crawford, Ruth, Hazel, Vie, Jennifer, Carmen, Brenda, Caroline, Susan, Glenna
Echoes from Australia
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 159,820. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
The bottom line of this perhaps rather long narrative, is not, as I initially started out, twenty five years ago, simply "Tales of a London Taxi Driver". No one more surprised than I at the realisation of what has materialised, a first hand description of further humiliation and deprivation of the British working class from the 1930's. This erosion brought about entirely by deliberate policy