Alex Brantham

Biography

Who am I? That’s a good question and, as for many people, there are several possible answers.

I’m a recovering ex-corporate slave, and spent more years than I care to remember in the commercial jungle. Anytime I want to remember what it was like, I just pop off to the world of Dilbert from Scott Adams. It was just like that!

I’m married with two grown-up children and although that’s great news for me, it doesn’t help you much – a lot of people could say something very similar.

So let’s just say that I’m a writer. On my website you’ll find a few snippets of flash fiction from me, and also information about my first novel, One Equal Temper. I hope you enjoy it!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and spent my early years in north London and, although I've moved around quite a bit over the years, I've spent most of my life within striking distance of the place. The great thing about London is that "all human life is there" ... there's just so much material to work with, why would I want to be, or write about, anywhere else?
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first recognisable stories when I was about seven, in an exercise book that my parents proudly showed off to anyone that would listen. Long since lost, fortunately. And I've carried on more or less continuously since then, though there were long periods of my working career when I only got to write non-fiction. At least, it was meant to be non-fiction - my customers might have thought otherwise.

I turned a major corner when I was able to step away from the corporate rat race in 2009, and now manage my own time entirely. This has freed me up to spend serious amounts of time on writing - first focussed on learning, now on producing.
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Where to find Alex Brantham online


Books

One Equal Temper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: British English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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How long should you wait for the girl of your dreams to return? Graham Frost, a thirty-something lecturer, is wondering if seven years is too long. It’s 2012, and the Olympics are coming to London. Graham volunteers as a Games Maker and meets the feisty Karen, but then everything goes wrong. Can Graham get to grips with all of the idiots in the world, including himself, and make sense of his life?

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