Orwell Danes

Agent info

Orwell Danes is a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction and is now working on his next project — The Chronicles of Maggie Zephyr.

Orwell has had successes with Corbyn: First they ignore you, and short stories such as The Favour and The Good Ptisoner.

Frequently Asked Questions answered:

Age: 36

Children: 2

Football team: Arsenal FC

Snooker player: Ronnie O’Sullivan (who else!)

Food: Chips, Egg & Bacon Sarnie, McDonald’s (anything that isn’t Marmite or liver!)

Drink: Tea and Coffee

Loves: Sitting

Hates: Reality TV

Plays: A Raisin in the Sun, A Room with a View

Novels: 1984, A Room with a View, Tale of Two Cities

Bands/Acts: Oasis, Primal Scream, Blur, Madness, Chas & Dave

TV Show: Walking Dead, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Billions, Black Mirror (of course), Friends, Pointless (Sorry), Homes Under the Hammer (what?), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish

Current Car: VW Lupo

Swimming Level at School: Achieved Bronze and 800 metres

Degree Class: BA (hons) English Literature


Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I came up with The Chronicles of Maggie Zephyr because I absolutely adore dystopian action adventures. I love books like The Hunger Games and Divergent, and I feel Maggie Zephyr gives lovers of those books something a little different whilst being true to the genre.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had been writing short stories for years and hadn't even tried to get an agent or publish a book. One lazy day a couple years ago I decided to write my first novel (yes, it really was as spontaneous as that), so I started outlining a story. Next thing I know, it's written, edited, and ready to go. Of course, then I approached roadblock after roadblock from agents. Obviously, I wanted it out there, so I thought "Why not self-publish?"

So I did. The first book didn't sell too well, but I wasn't overly disappointed because I was just happy to have achieved my dream — to finish a book. Then of course my next book was finished and I decided to get a little bit more professional about the whole thing. Before I knew it, I was making a tidy living from self-publishing, and I haven't looked back since that lazy day a couple years ago.

The rest, as they say, is history.
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Where to find Orwell Danes online

Where to buy in print


Orwell Danes: Political Blogger
Price: Free! Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Political Blogger Orwell Danes' most successful blogs from the last two years.

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