Interview with David T Procter

Who am I
I am a ex plumber who discovered a story and felt obliged to write it. I began my writing journey late in life but have so far found it interesting to say the least. Married I live in the South east of England from where i draw much of my inspiration
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There have been a few exciting moments, seeing my story in print for the first time, being stopped in a supermarket to sign a copy someone had just bought, exciting for me embarrassing for my daughter. Attending my first book signing event and.... Oh yes having my book banned. More of that later.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I was a typical author to begin with, I'd written a story and sat back awaiting sales to roll in but that rarely happens. So I went on the road I travelled all over the place introducing my work to others and the enjoyment of meeting those people who had parted with their money and read my work was humbling.
What are you working on next?
I have six books in varying stages of production. The next book will be a crime thriller entitled Forgotten Souls, that's due to be released this year while the others will take a little time to complete. Its not like baking a cake, my work takes time to research and develop, but I hope that are worth the wait.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list but Bernard Cornwall comes close to being my all time favourite.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Just waking up. At my age every day is a joy.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my granddaughter, researching, promoting watching Cricket listening to good music.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I rarely use them much prefer proper books. Though my wife is an avid user of her machine she's a prolific reader.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
yes Forgotten souls, it was a story I had in my head for years. But the first book i was truly proud of was Dead Men Lie pity my council disagreed and banned it from sale with in the area. Why I am still not sure but their efforts to suppress the book backfired we sold lots of copies when the story hit the internet.
What is your writing process?
1000 words every morning, then do some household chores before going back to those words in the afternoon. Of the 1000 written I might save a couple of hundred.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Easy treasure island, read to us at primary school and I loved it. it was that story that inflamed my love of history especially the 1700's
How do you approach cover design?
With Dead Men Lie, I wanted something that expressed the title, I think we succeeded. Not sure what we will do with Forgotten Souls will have to wait and see
Published 2015-01-09.
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Books by This Author

Dead Men Lie
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 189,760. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Lies spies and dishonesty all abound in this tale of a town torn apart in one turbulent year. Who is good, who is evil, few are innocent, but all are guilty. A lie told by a man who dies will effect everyone before the year is out. Only the truth can survive, but does anyone know that any more? A plethora of characters a myriad of plots will keep the reader absorbed until the exciting finally .