Adrian Lacamp

Biography

Adrian Lacamp is a retired Crime Intelligence Analyst who lives in south east Northumberland with his wife, and remants of his health and sanity.
His current hobbies include making firewood out failed DIY projects and pretending to be a semi competent photographer.
Apart from his fourteen years as a crime intelligence analyst for one of the countries foremost police forces, he spent twenty four years service in Her Majestys' Armed Forces (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers), where he saw service in Germany (mostly) the UK, (some) and the Falklands Islands (after the 'Event').
He then became a self taught computer programmer, eventually tutoring on re-training courses in COBOL and Programme Design, to NVQ level 3, before joining the police as a civilian and eventually working as a crime intelligence analyst.
He has also worked with several software companies, consulting on both commercial and bespoke software, ranging from crime pattern analysis systems to a story mapping sub-system in an authoring system for writers. (his books books are written using WriteItNow 5, that same authoring tool).
He now spends a lot of his time being very busy, doing as little as possible... (if his wife lets him get away with it!)

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember that I learned to read quite early in life, but the first book that had any real impact on my choice of genres was Bob Shaw's book, Night Walk. It was probably not the first science fiction book I had read, but it was certainly the one that fired my interest in the genre.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
that question will get you completely different answers every time you ask it. It all depends on what I have been reading lately or what books are on my 'to read' list. Currently I would have to add the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett in that list, as well as the likes of Elizabeth Moon's Serano series. I would add the Harry Potter books, Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe stories and Robin Hobb's Farseer books. Do you see some trend in that lot, I like a story that develops over a good series of book. don't get me wrong, there are many singleton stories that have grabbed my interest over the years, but in more recent times it's the well plotted, well written series, with a depth of back stories and counter themes etc that interest me. Not that I will be able to match such works, I don't pretend to be that good.
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Where to find Adrian Lacamp online


Books

Consequences
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
They say that, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, in life we call these reactions, consequences.
Greed
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
The story of one man's greed, a random accident, and the consequences

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Smashwords book reviews by Adrian Lacamp

  • 26 Minds on Standby on Feb. 06, 2014

    26 Minds On Standby is a well thought out horizontal slice thought the minds and thoughts of a mis-matched bunch of humanity. It reads as though Jonathan Strickland actually had invaded the minds of the people in the pub. Each is a completely separate entity, focused on completely separate strands of reality or dreams as the case may be. I would love to see some of the characters develop their own story, for example, did Selma eventually end up in a prison cell after murdering her aged and still bickering parents on her twenty first birthday? Did the Nylon Beard fool anyone outside of the pub? etc., etc., etc. Fascinating story, full of, as yet, unresolved potential.