P.G.R Wright - Monthly Author
This week I had a pleasant interview with Philip about his books and what he has coming up! Please read on to find out more about this wonderful new Indie Author!
Let's start with what books have you published so far?
Now we know about your books, we'd like to know about you, tell us about yourself, Philip, we're all curious!
I am forty years of age, married with two children, from Ormskirk Lancashire England. I like to socialize with friends and family. Exercise and read and write. I also I'm keen on any historical stories. I was a support worker for many years, and whilst reading about world war two, I read about how the disabled were treated. This appalled me, and I thought about writing a fictional story of what they went through. As I don't think it has been as well documented how badly, they were treated. I also wanted to make people realise that been deemed different by society, is wrong and that everyone should have the same rights.
What got you into writing?
I was seven years of age, and I wrote about a squirrel and it's adventures. And I fell in love with creating another world.
That's the wonderful thing about writing, what you can create. What’s the main thing you love and hate about writing?
I love creating a different world, I love a message in a story and escaping from normal life. I hate having to promote my own work, I would prefer for someone else to do that, so I can get on with writing.
Who is the worst villain you’ve ever written, and why?
It has to be Colonel Hoffman in Almighty. He is pure evil that just believes in his own revenge. He has no heart and believes in what he is doing.
He sounds horrifying and like he could give one nightmare's. What is next on your list to write/publish?
I am working on Almighty's sequel called Devils Teufel. And a children story called Hayden and the coded coat. I don't want to be typecast as an author and I'd like to cover a range of genres in my writing.
I like the sound of Hayden. Who is your favourite author, and why?
Steven King and Shari Lapena as both of them keep you guessing on where the storyline is going, all through their books. All the Roald Dahl books, as they were just pure imagination.
Stephen King scares the bejeebus out of me! Who encouraged you the most to write?
My mum. Her memory spurns me on to become a number one bestseller.
She sounds like she encouraged you to do your best! Are you as avid a reader as a writer?
Oh yes, I love to read, I have just read Shari Lapena An unwanted guest. And I am currently reading John D Paynes Richmond Rafities, that are three short, funny stories. Then I will be reading the Tattoo of Auschwitz.
What’s your favourite genre?
Mainly thrillers, Historical fiction, but I also like children stories/ comedy to lighten the mood.
You're a braver person than me! Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what type? Or can’t you stand background noise when writing?
No, I can't listen to music, sounds a nice idea but I need complete quiet.
If you could interview any famous author who would it be and why?
Roald Dahl for me, as I loved how he could just create another world and make it work.
Tell us a secret that none of your fans know!
My main thing with writing is that I have to write my story in a notebook first, then I type it up. Having to type would just lose the imagination flowing. Also, I do all my writing in my day job, on my dinner breaks. So not exactly glamorous.
Tell me what your main character would say about you!
Hopefully, she would say I am a good family man, someone she would want to be friends with.
That's sweet, I think she would say that too! Finally, any words of advice?
Just be free with your ideas, don't be afraid to listen to your imagination. And most of all, enjoy it. Don't let it turn into a job, it should be something you're passionate about.
To keep up to date with Philip, please find him on the following!
Goodreads: P.G.R Wright
Facebook: P G R Wright
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