Mick Wright was born in London, England. After a few years of playing guitar in local groups in and around London he switched being a club DJ and then moved into radio. He subsequently worked as a radio broadcaster in the UK for over 30 years. He lives in the West Midlands.
When did you first start writing?
I must have been about 12 or 13. I started writing a novel about an offshore pirate radio station which was being used as a base for an international spy ring. My late mother found the pencil written manuscript some years ago and sent it to me shortly before she died. She thought it was pretty good. It's ironic that I went on to work at radio stations for many years.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It was an attempt to write the uneditable book. Prior to The Rude Adventures Of Brenda Smith I had written a full length crime novel which I almost got published by a major publisher - but not quite! It had taken me over a year of research and a similar amount of time to write. I suffered from a problem that I suspect most writers struggle with. Whenever I wrote, I wrote quickly and from the heart. Later I would look back at what I had written and start to edit it. I still think that was a big mistake because every time I changed something it diluted the passion of the original version. With Brenda I intentionally used as few words as possible to create short, sharp sentences that contained nothing that could be edited out. I still think it works and it makes for a very fast read. And although it is a raunchy comedy I also wanted to make it balanced between the sexes. The boys talk lustfully about the girls and the girls talk equally lustfully about the boys. I was also determined from the start to use as little bad language as possible. Although one major published said:- 'This is very funny indeed - spontaneous and earthy. A riot in fact' there is only one use of the 'F' word in the entire book - and that comes from one of the girls, not the boys!.