Robert Ng


Robert Ng is now semi retired and enjoying family life with wife Jade in Runcorn, Cheshire. Since leaving the Merchant Navy his work has mainly been in Sales and Sales Management representing the furniture trade. In earlier years he dabbled in many occupations including owning a takeaway and leasing a nightclub restaurant. Throughout the years, along with his wife Jade, he has also run a successful DJ and Karaoke business. Hobbies include, photography, gardening, DIY, and writing. To keep in touch with his seagoing days, cruising has become the main holiday choice.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Liverpool, in a large and loving family. We aways have been a close family arranging get togethers on a frequent basis. It was on one of those meetings that the basis of my book was spawned. We were discussing our father, and discovered that we all knew different things about him. but none of us had the full picture. Sandi one of my sisters (I have five and one brother) came up with a brilliant idea. She suggested that we all write a bit about ourselves and collate it together in a family book to pass onto future generations. I started and because I'd experienced a really exciting youth in the Merchant Navy could not stop. I soon realised I had the makings of an early biography.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I think writing a biography helps to explore your past in detail. Research brings to the fore memories forgotten. Expressing those memories seems to lift a burden, and its very satisfying sharing a bit of history of the way things were with the reader. Research also means discussing years gone by with people of the same era, Its amazing how little snippets and facts, open a whole new doorway to your own memories.
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This member has not published any books.