I’m a writer, although my books are not available right now as CreateSpace, part of Amazon took them off sale after I didn’t bother getting a US tax number. A friend of ours, a retired GP who has penned more than few medical books, said not to bother anyway. Well, I didn’t and now I have to find a new way to publish them.
So then, what started me to off writing? Like so many other folks I’ve always wanted to write a book. Having spent around 12 years studying with the OU, and now retired, I thought I would have the skills and time to write, and I do. What I don’t have is a writing room/area.
Anyway, one day there I was walking through Dorktown (OK, Nuneaton in Warwickshire), town centre. And there across the road were two blokes I knew were wanted for various offences. At that point a copper walked passed them and ignored them.
I was really angry about it. I don’t have a lot of time for coppers at the best of times (and I don’t have a criminal record either, I hasten to add), and seeing that really made me mad. So I took the chance and challenged the copper. He could see I was angry but claimed the guys were not doing anything wrong so he couldn’t touch them, even though there’s a warrant out for them.
I got home and went straight upstairs to the study and began banking out a letter to the County Top Cop. Four hours later I had around 9,000 words of my first novel in front of me and The Mission was on the market but thanks to Amazon, it’s not on sale for now, sadly. But writing that one also brought me to read crime novels and I now read those more than any other genre.