Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Guest: David Brown

Today my guest is David Brown with his first novel, Fezariu's Epiphany, thoughts on writing full-time, and 6 cats. Well, maybe not the cats. They could be keeping watch from the windowsill or standing guard around his computer. They might chime in, but that's for David and his feline friends to decide. I'm open to the possibility.

Writing full-time is my ultimate dream and with the release of my debut novel, Fezariu’s Epiphany, in May I am hoping I’ll be making the first steps towards fulfilling that dream. I’m not a greedy person, you
understand. In fact I’d gladly earn just enough to cover the bills through writing and that would be perfect for me.

In those moments when I get ahead of myself with daydreams I imagine being a full-time writer and having a small house in the country but one with plenty of land. My wife, Donna, and I have six cats and only one likes to go out at the moment but it would be nice to leave the door open for all of them and not have to worry about busy main roads.

I think my daily routine would comprise of waking up mid-morning and after a hearty breakfast taking a walk in the local area, maybe to some nearby woodland, to clear my head and exercise the dogs which I hope we would have at that point. After a long walk it would be back to the house for lunch and then the afternoon would be devoted to writing, whether it was short stories, the latest novel or a handful of blogs.

In the evening I’d take things a little easier. A glass of whisky and coke would suffice, the television would be on (probably repeats of Only Fools and Horses which always amuse) and I’d be on the laptop
doing a spot of Internet browsing for the latest news, using Twitter and Facebook and if it’s a Saturday cursing because Barnsley FC have just lost again.

That’s my dream at present and as things stand it’s a long way away at the moment. That won’t stop me from continuing to pursue my writing dream and whether I make it to that country house or not we’ll have to see. I’d gladly sacrifice that rural retreat for the guarantee of being able to write full-time. There’s nothing I’d rather do than write for a living and, believe me, I’ve tried many other jobs to convince me of that!

Book Blurb:
"The White Oak, Clarendon’s oldest brothel, lured and destroyed men by the thousands. Fezariu was different. He had never been drawn by the White Oak’s vices but the brothel had still ruined him when he was just a boy. 

Salvation came in the form of the Merelax Mercenaries – Elenchera’s most prestigious hired hands. They gave Fezariu the chance to escape from his past. Immersed in the world of dangerous assignments in the colonies Fezariu longed to forget everything about his childhood but only in facing the past would he ever be free of it."
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Author bio: 
David Brown was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and first conceived the idea of the Elencheran Chronicles at college in 1999. He spent ten years compiling the history of Elenchera, resulting in 47,000+ years of events, 500+ maps, 2000+ pages, several short stories and many much-needed acquaintances with Jack Daniels.

David also has a blog, The World According to Dave, which features reviews, stories and dramatic tales of the horrors of owning cats.

David now lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with his wife, Donna, and their six cats.
Fezariu's Epiphany is his first novel.

1 comment:

David M. Brown said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today and I'm sure the six cats would echo that sentiment if they could!


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