1 Name: David Prosser Blog: http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com
2 Country: The UK or more specifically Wales which makes me very proud.
3 Do you prefer to read a genre, which?:
Actually I tend to read most genres except perhaps romance and anything Vampire though if anyone likes vampire I suggest they read Patricia (Patti) Carrigan’s book Antiserum. I can’t believe she was just 16 when she wrote it.
4 Do you write in the same genre, if not, which?:
My books are in the genre Humour if you enjoy a laugh, and in the genre ‘bin’ if not.
5 Have you always written and what got you started professionally?
I came to writing quite late. I was 60 when I answered a friend’s question about my day as though I was completing a diary entry. She liked it and asked for more. After a while she suggested I write a book like that. I suggested she forget it. Constant nagging from my wife got me to try a chapter which she took to bed to read, From the laughter she either enjoyed It or decided the whole idea was laughable. Thereafter she demanded a chapter a day as bedtime reading. I was left to gauge whether it was OK dependant upon any laughs I heard. After a while I sent a couple of chapters to my friend who was already a published author and she urged me to complete the book.
6 How many books have you published?:
So far 3 though I started a fourth and personal circumstances brought it to a halt. So far I haven’t picked it up again.
7 Which one would you like to tell us about?:
The second book The Queen’s Envoy.
8 About my book:
I decided it might be fun to write outside my comfort zone and so had my eponymous hero , or ‘ME’ take on the role as a problem solver for HMG as an unofficial Envoy. It was like being James Bond and I had great fun putting myself in situations an ordinary person would have to extricate themselves from. I was able to travel to places I’d never been to and have the time of my life. At first Julia wasn’t as keen on these adventures but she was soon laughing in bed. Mind you, she’s had years of practise.
9 Up to 3 book covers and their ASIN or ISBN:
ISBN: 9781456479770 9781447511816 9781447734420
My Barsetshire Diary The Queen’s Envoy More Barsetshire Diary
10 What would you like your next book to be on?:
The next book, should it ever be completed, will complete the Queen’s Envoy stories.
11 If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why?:
I’d head for the nearest habitable but uninhabited planet to set up a colony for those fed up with the constant fighting on earth. I’d allow no religion and be a benevolent dictator.
12 Is there anything you can share about yourself or your work that not many people know?:
I’m something of a recluse and rarely leave the house unless forced to by one of my nagging family or friends.I love people though, I just can’t manage being around them.
On the third book I decided to use the talents of an artist to cartoon the chapters. I asked the very talented Sara Japanwalla to do the work and was astonished how accurately she caught the characters from just the book descriptions.
13 What is your favourite foreign food?:
Chinese curry sauce since it’s glorious on chips.
14 Are you, or have you ever been, a terrorist?:
Not so far though the idea of assassinating a few of the World’s leaders has crossed my mind once or twice.
15 Have you ever called your partner by a name in your books and what was the reaction?:
I called my wife by her name in all the books but lacked the courage to call her a derogatory name since I bruise easily. In all honesty my wife was also my best friend and didn’t give me cause to call her anything other than sweetheart, darling or You Mugger ! during the sales.
Owen: Thanks very much for dropping by and sharing these insights with us, David.
Never one of the Meibion Glyndwr then? 🙂
I hope you will come back and keep in touch.
Good luck with that fourth novel 🙂
My thanks to David Prosser.
All the best,