What’s your weakest character trait?
Obsessive about planning.
Why do you write?
Sounds vomit inducing but it’s just become my main passion.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
Not really. At university I noticed I had a bit of a talent for piecing essays together. Then thought it’d be fun to do that but with my own creations and characters I love.
What writing are you most proud of?
I guess publicly I have to say The Chronicles Of Hope series (www.thechroniclesofhope.com) which I’m writing now. Secretly it’s probably a little known offensive book I’ve written that’s like an offensive critique on modern society.
What book should everybody read at least once?
The Bible. It’s a great science fiction novel but the more we evolve as a species and the more it’s read, the more people will become conscious of the fact that it’s nonsense and that the main character is a jealous, vindictive, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, genocidal bully.
Is there any books you really don’t enjoy?
How did you develop your writing?
The characters always come first. From there I fit them into a situation/story. I think the writing naturally gets better as you progress, so the key developing factor is time and patience.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
Now self publishing is a very feasible option I’d say the writing.
What marketing works for you?
Online. Interacting on forums, blogging, social media.
Do you plan to publish more books?
Yes, The Chronicles Of Hope series is likely to consist of 5 books, spanning the years 2082 – 2086.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time
I work full time in local government so have to write around that (sometimes I can’t resist and cheekily fit some in at work)
Frank Noon divides opinion. Whilst some say he’s a philosophical genius, some say he’s a fanciful dreamer who deliberately courts controversy with his anti-establishment views about the failings of modern society.
Seemingly nearing the end of his life in politics, he reluctantly fronts an experimental inter-galactic government project late in the 21st century aimed at making life on an overpopulated Earth more sustainable. As he battles to gain control of a relative asylum, consisting of a cross section of the populous as much at odds with themselves as the situation, he unwittingly embarks on a life-changing journey of self discovery.
As they learn more about the project and its intentions how far-reaching might the consequences be for the future of humanity?