Interview with Ian Peter Nelson

Describe your desk
Solid pine pc desk with my own added extension for the keyboard and mouse. Two drawers packed full and so neat and tidy I hate disturbing the contents so I rarely open them except to stuff my unread bank statements in. My Canon all-in-one printer also supports my coffee mug, tv remote, my seldom worn watch, broken guitar strings, plectrums and a book on how to play the Penny Whistle ( it's only been there for a few months, unopened, but I'll get round to it.)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
On the North Ayrshire coast in the South-West of Scotland. The National Poet for Scotland was Robert Burns from Ayrshire and Burns Clubs proliferate so it's hard to avoid involvement in Scottish Literature. I have done some serious writing but the Black Humour common amongst my Music-jamming colleagues prevails, thus Wee Billy Blunder, a work of faction.
When did you first start writing?
1952, at Primary School, aged 5.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a work of absurd fiction based on real characters jumbled up to prevent any of them being vain enough to identify themselves and thereby claim some credit for their own creation. Part One is based around Billy Hutchieson's dramatic health attack but in fact all the cronies have some kind of affliction, I've just jumbled them up. They all have a story to tell and I'm weaving the threads into a proper narrative and then messing with the readers' heads with some choice psuedo-scientific guff.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nobody in their right mind would write my stories for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The jury's out on that one. Watch this space.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Relief from pain by diversion therapy.
What do your fans mean to you?
Do you mean my 2 year old grandson? Only fan I've got, but it's just that he's too young to know any better.
What are you working on next?
Part Two of the novel ... it expands on all the characters from Part One.
Who are your favorite authors?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Walter Scott Ian Rankine Magnus Mills George Orwell to name just a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When the balance of pain alters whereas it would be easier getting up and having hot sweet coffee and the need to keep on taking the tablets.
Published 2015-01-28.
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Books by This Author

The Curious Survival of Wee Bobby Blunder
Price: Free! Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The story of events surrounding the apparent death and resurrection of a man with an unresolved ambition to be a stand up comedian. His near death experience gives him the determination to achieve his one great unrealised ambition but unwittingly gets some help from very unlikely sources but in a bizarre way. He is acutely aware that his close friends all believe they are funnier than he is.