Paul Michael Dubal settled in Ontario in 2008 from the United Kingdom with his wife and two children. His day job takes place in the corporate legal field in Toronto but he is even more creative outside the office. Paul’s first novel, Crimes Against Humanity is a critically acclaimed thriller about human trafficking in Canada. He has recently completed the explosive Dictator of Britain trilogy, a dystopian vision of a near future Britain. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldubal and Facebook: Paul Michael Dubal
When did you first start writing?
I first began writing as a ten year old. I was a voracious reader of science fiction and I loved the concept of faraway worlds and fantastic adventures. I drafted lots of plots that never got used and kept them hidden in a cupboard because I was scared my brothers would laugh at me. My first story was a handwritten short story loosely based on Bowie's Space Oddity. I really wish I had kept it!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There are more opportunities than ever for an author to self publish. It is inexpensive and the opportunity to reach and connect with your readers has never been greater with the advent of social media, if you are prepared to put yourself out there! It is an exciting and intrinsically more rewarding path and the beauty of e-books is that they never go out of print. My strongest advice for any indie author however is make sure your book is properly edited and professionally formatted. My aim was for my book to be as professional and impressive looking as a product by any established publisher and I am glad to say I have achieved that.
The Dictator of Britain trilogy is the dystopian vision of a nation on the brink. When charismatic right wing politician Lawrence Pelham sweeps to power amid a tide of discontent and Britain on the verge of social collapse, he promises radical changes. Just how radical no one could have predicted as the nation suffers further crisis under a brutal dictatorship that targets immigrants first.
Book Three is the explosive finale to the compelling Dictator of Britain trilogy. With Britain in chaos and Prime Minister Pelham 's brutal dictatorship under increasing pressure, the United Nations is forced to intervene. Pelham will stop at nothing to cling to power. Having survived another assassination attempt, he decides to strike back, putting all of Europe under threat.
Book Two of the Dictator of Britain continues the theme of a country held under the iron grip of an oppressive and tyrannical dictatorship. In a high octane mixture of thrills and action, Harry Clarke is at the epicentre of a new and covert war against the nation's brutal leadership, the voice of the underground resistance as the UK slides into anarchy and brutality.
Crimes Against Humanity is a compelling tale of human trafficking in Canada that strikes at the shocking heart of the trade in slavery and misery just below the surface of civilized society. Its strong characters provide an insight into the victims and the perpetrators of this predatory activity and its thrilling plot will leave you breathless.
A nation is on the brink…..but its about to get worse…. Much worse....
Britain has been a bastion of democracy for as long as anyone can remember. But could democracy in Britain be swept away in the blink of an eye?
This compelling novel of a dystopian Britain in the near future explores that very concept.