Share with us your favourite passage from the book you enjoyed writing the most
I don’t have a book I enjoyed writing the most because I make sure I only write stories I enjoy. I believe the reader can tell when one’s written something “by force”, i.e. have had to write.
One of the most enjoyable paragraphs I’ve ever written is actually the blurb for the 4th book in the young adult Brave Dave series A Space Oddity, it goes;
Using some castoff D.O.N.T matter and securing the help of Clive, a Worm Captain, our heroes unknowingly aid a tap-like alien with his goal to take over the Earth.
Three intrepid travellers use the TarCapoPodyDontDis-o-Sule, something Tariq just happened to knock up, to travel to the alien’s home planet – Ahbloo.
Confusion ensues, food is made. Can Tariq save the day? Or does Dave do “the usual”? Everything is up for grabs; even the possibility of peace.
Tell us about your latest project
It’s a long way from finished but its working title is Parole. The premise of the story is the over-crowding of prisons and a new incoming government that got voted in for its ”tough on crime” message. The country does not have a lot of spare money, so the civil service is charged with finding “innovative” measures to reduce the prison population, and senior staff come up with a novel plan. But not so novel that it hadn’t been tried by the USA in the 1920s and in the 1950s by the UK itself. However, now the technologies used back then, have been improved immeasurably there is one civil servant, charged with implementing the new government’s prison population reduction policy, who’s pushed to looking at the strategy used in the past.