Interview with Darren Worrow

When did you first start writing?
As soon as I could pick up a pencil I was writing, what a silly question.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have only just began using Smashwords and I am impressed so far with its efficiency and easy to use system, loving it more than apple pie and that is saying something.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Simple that one, making and knowing that people are laughing; too much agony and pain in this world and if I can make someone, somewhere, anywhere, smile then my work here is done and I am a happy little jumping bean.
What do your fans mean to you?
fans? Plural? Yeah, I love my fan; great guy y'know?
Who are your favorite authors?
Damn, these are getting hard now, can I phone a friend?

Here is a subject I could bore you into an early grave with. I am quite eclectic in my tastes (I said eclectic not eccentric) so if you asked me on another day I might come out with a completely different set of names but for now here goes:

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Wu Cheng En
Joseph Heller
Roald Dahl
Douglas Adams
Tolkien
Roger Hargreaves
Dr Suess
Hunter S Thompson
Daniel Keyes
Philip K Dick
Frank Herbert
Arthur C Clarke
Ken Kesey
James Penhaligon
Cecily Magnon
Nancy Brooks
Dan Dillard
Maria Miller
Alexes Razevich
Pete Loveday
Raymond Briggs
Art Speilgman
Alan Moore
Frank Miller
CS Lewis
Bram Stoker
Ben Elton
Nick Hornby
Steven King
Herge
Garen Ewing
Will Eisner
Frank Kafka

Will that do?!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
They hound me to review them! Seriously though you discover them by social networking.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yeah, I think so. I remember writing a book at primary school about a microchip that doesn't listen to his mum, goes off and gets stuck in some horrible situations within various computer games, ie, hit by aliens in space invaders, eaten by pac-man, etc. It won the competition in school and a famous author gave me a prize book token. In my mind it was Roald Dahl but am not sure that it really was!!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was so proud when I read Richard Adams Watership Down at school, it was a big book and other than the beano comic and Famous Five I had never read anything so long and intense.
How do you approach cover design?
I design almost all of my covers after I have written the book but I have a fair idea of how I would like it to look from day one.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
kindle
Published 2015-03-12.
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Books by This Author

No Surprises Living in Devizes 2
Price: $2.79 USD. Words: 41,550. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Another bought of my humble little column all about my hometown of Devizes.
Cracked it Mate; The Memoirs of God.
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Hiya, God here, yeah brah, it’s really me, the number one divinity; if there’s another than he’s a phoney. So now the chores are done, well I’ve still got to take the bins out, but most of them are done, and I’m also done creating the universe, I thought it high time I sat and wrote my memoirs; all the celebs are doing it.
No Surprises Living in Devizes
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 47,550. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A collation of all the year’s No Surprises Living in Devizes, a local regular causerie i write for the news site Index; Wiltshire; you won't like it i warn you.
Blindfold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
“Ghosts are a figment of the imagination, we proved it here today."
Shadows And Teeth, Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,590. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of ten stories features a range of international talent, award-winning authors and new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.
I Am Not Frazzle, and other stories for grownups!
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 65,720. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
All proceeds of this anthology goes to the Devizes and District Opportunity Centre, a registered charity in the UK that helps children with disabilities and learning difficulties get a better start to life.
Stark Trek: White Space Van Man 2
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 113,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A not so distant future, In a galaxy so close it is in fact, this one……….. White Space Van Man 2: Stark Trek.
White Space Van Man
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 130,490. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A not so distant future, In a galaxy so close it is in fact, this one……….. White Space Van Man.
White Space Van Man The Prequel: Total Fickle
Price: Free! Words: 17,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A not so distant future, In a galaxy so close it is in fact, this one……….. . Workshy slob and long term redundant doughnut Barry is a modern man, well, he takes the bins out and it has been known that, sometimes, he even washes up the dishes. When his good intentions to generally skive and dodge his job centre interview horribly backfires in the worst possible way, o
The Perminator
Price: Free! Words: 18,820. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
It wasn’t the fact that in 1984 Hollywood movie director James Cameron had a premonition that I would write this book and quickly altered the character’s names and the plot slightly to make his blockbusting film, it was the fact that he then sent a robot back through time to eliminate me before I was born by targeting me dear ol’ mum that annoyed me.
Saffron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: British English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A dark and disturbing psychological thriller, written in the first person; things are not always as they at first seem to be.
One Piece Missing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
It’s a wonderful modern romance fable with a mysterious twisty bit.
The Hargreaves Code
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 27,430. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
It should be noted here and now that this book is in no way similar to anything that a more renowned author has ever written, like say, Dan Brown, just to pick a name out of the hat… so there!
A Chip off the Old Block
Price: Free! Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(3.00 from 1 review)
Dan, a hip London DJ finds himself stuck in a peculiar village in the deepest darkest corner of rural Wiltshire. He unearths a shadowy secret hidden by the residents of the village. Can he and his sidekick sally work out a way of distinguishing the horrific walking dead from the average village resident?