Patrick Martin Andrews


Patrick Martin Andrews was born in Milton, New Zealand, and educated at the University of Otago, Dunedin, and Murdoch University, Perth. He has worked as a deep-sea diver, journalist and English teacher. Now he owns and operates an English language centre in Vietnam. 'Killer Sea', loosely based on his deep-sea diving experience, is his second novel.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I'm sure every writer is different, but I'm a meticulous planner. I want to know every scene, how it all ends, ties together and so forth before I first put the pen to paper. This usually involves a lot of research. The actual writing process, for me, is a process that ought to take care of itself, you know, the mop-up exercise in a war game. the end-product of all the planning and research. But, as i said, every writer is probably different, and I wouldn't expect other writers to be as meticulous as me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I'm not sure about the first book, maybe H.G. Well's War of the Worlds, but I definitely remember my first movie - The Swiss Family Robinson - and I wanted to see it again and again. Just the sense of alienation of the family when they were thrown into a new environment, then the danger of the pirates, and their ingenuity to thwart that danger, really compelling stuff. Yeah, and that H.G. Well's book, the sense that the end of the world is coming, I think that sense of impeding doom has stayed with me and is a central theme in a lot of my writing.
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