Interview with Peter C Bradbury

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town called Shaw, which is north east of Manchester in England. The youngest of four children, I have two sisters and a brother, our mother mostly raised us alone, especially me.
I think that influenced me in that I know how hard it is to raise children alone. Added to what my mother had to contend with, my gran had to come and live with us after she had a leg amputated.
When did you first start writing?
It took me a long time. I liked to write when I was in school, but I left school early and didn't pursue writing. Working as a butler, I was often asked what it was like, but I was in my forties when I started writing. I wasn't happy with the direction of the book so I left it for a long while, and when I lost a job during the recession I started on it again and it became Stonebridge Manor.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book isn't out yet so nothing is finalized, but it's about human trafficking in the USA, specifically the children. Although it was a harrowing book to write, I did it as novel and despite the content, I hope as always that it will keep my readers engrossed and entertained.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
That is easy! Rejection from literary agents who didn't even read my book.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
To be honest I haven't spent as much time as I should on Smashwords and I am trying to rectify that. People tell me, not friends or family, that I am a talented writer and that Stonebridge Manor is a very good book and would make an ideal movie.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Entertaining my readers. When someone tells me that they have really enjoyed my books and when the next one is due, it is so gratifying and humbling.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. They keep me going.
What are you working on next?
A story about a family who are burned to death after being robbed. A daughter survives but she has horrendous injuries and constant pain. On becoming an adult, she returns to her family home and discovers that her family and staff have been waiting for her, in spiritual state, as they seek her help to punish the perpetrators who got away with their crime.
Who are your favorite authors?
P.G. Wodehouse, James Patterson, Agatha Christie, James Herbert, John Grisham.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The dog. He needs to go out.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Tweeting, updating my status on Facebook, blogging, walking, watching soccer from England and golf.
Published 2013-08-22.
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Books by This Author

The Innocent Children
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A novel about the child sex trade in the USA. From a young blonde girl taken from her own doorstep, to children smuggled into the country by sea, they all suffer the same fate. Drugged, tortured and raped, sold to the highest bidder. A hundred and fifty years since the slave trade was abolished, the business is absolutely thriving.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Alec lives in San Francisco, his brother George across the Bay Bridge. Between them, they kill very beautiful young women after they have both enjoyed their bodies. Being very handsome, young, rich, and very well educated, it's a race against time to find some evidence against them before they disappear.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,330. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
James was bullied and mistreated all through his school days and into the workplace. Learning skills, getting fit, fixing his eyes, he wants those who persecuted him to apologize. If they don't, they have to face the consequences.
Stonebridge Manor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lady Baldwin is a part of the English Aristocracy yet she is totally outrageous. She is very wealthy, lives in a huge country mansion, loved and hated in equal measure by her family and servants. When she is murdered, it's anyone's guess as to who did it.