A Tale of Two Cities - it made me laugh without diminishing the horror of people caught up in the French Revolution. To Kill a Mocking Bird - absolutely beautiful Quo Vadis - transported me to the Roman empire as surely as if I was there. Amazing translator. Our Mutual Friend - loads of intersecting characters and events, depicting the best and worst of human nature, interlaced with Dickens's unique brand of humour. An exaltation of larks - uplifting. Ask me the same question tomorrow, and I'll have another five.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth
Describe your desk
Very big surface. When travelling I use the floor if necessary.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
England, therefore gained a lot from English authors like Dickens, Shakespeare and Trollope
When did you first start writing?
Quite early - perhaps aged 9 or 10.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Many people are heading for a premature death from a preventable disease: a simple test could help prevent this outcome.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
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