Anthony C Green

Biography

I...

was born in Grimsby in 1962

got married in China in 2007 and have two young sons

love my wife

moved to Manchester in 1990 to study Humanities/Social studies

moved to Liverpool in 2003

like gardening

lived on an Israeli Kibbutz

have worked in social care since 1994

used to be a Trotskyist

Once stood for election to Manchester City Council

used to play in chess tournements

once boxed on television

used to write and home-record my own songs. These songs are available on Amazon under the name Tony Green

like weird music

like cult SF T.V and Indie films

am a vegetarian

am a recovering alcoholic

am an ex smoker

had trials for Grimsby Town Football Club

am interested in the political, religious and artistic fringe

am a spiritual seeker who has dabbled in Zen, Progressive Christianity, and the Western Pagan and Occult traditions

started taking writing seriously after the birth of my first child in 2008

published my first novel Spiritual Philosophy: the Novel in 2011. This was later re-published as Dark Gardening

published my second novel The Angela Suite in August 2013

Two of the above statements are not true

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I have a job and a young family, so the only regular writing time I have is early in the morning - at the moment between 05.45 and 06.45. I can push this to about 09.30 on weekends. I do what I can on my days of, but my family comes first. I'd never sacrifice my relationship with my wife and children for my own creative needs. My two published novels, Dark Gardening and The Angela Suite, both took approximately eighteen months to complete. For the latter, I used the National Novel Writing Month (NanoWrimo) 50,000 word challenge as a way of getting my (very) rough first draft down. I plan to do this again this year for my third book. At the moment this novel is at the planning/research stage, not something that I needed to do much of with the first two books. I'd like to write full time, but then, who knows, maybe I wouldn't enjoy it so much. The way things are now, I really value my writing time. It'd be horrible to start to take it for granted.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It wasn't something I read, it was a story that an English teacher called Mr Year told us in class one day when I was probably twelve or thirteen. It was about aliens making a journey to Earth. They were very technically advanced, but it was only when they reached their destination that the reader realised they were basically insects, about the size of ants. Of course, we humans just stepped on them without giving them another thought. I've no idea who wrote the story, or what it's called, or why it's stuck in my memory so long and so much, but it's stayed with me.
I didn't really start reading fiction seriously until I was in my late teens or early twenties. Amongst the first novels I really loved were Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying. I know the latter is regarded as one of Orwell's lesser works, but I really related to the central character. Probably because I was (and am) perpetually short of money!
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Books

The Angela Suite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,570. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
(3.75)
Terrence Black is a thirty eight year old recovering alcoholic and music obsessive who has never had a serious girlfriend. He meets Angela, a fellow booze addict, through an alcoholism treatment programme. Despite Angela apparently being gay, the two embark on an intense sadomasochistic affair where the boundaries between love and obsession and consent and abuse become increasingly blurred.

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