Authors reveal the images that inspired 100,000 words
THIS WEEK: T.A. Williams reveals how the inspiration for his novel led to an incredible coincidence…
I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, “Dirty Minds” one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn’t possibly comment. Ask my wife…
I’ve written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I’m enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I’ve been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she’s right.
T.A.WILLIAMS SAYS: ‘So, where do you get your ideas from?’ We’ve all been asked it and the answer isn’t always easy. I’ve written ten books so far and by the end of 2017 that number will have gone up to 12. With some of them, it’s not so hard. My first book, Dirty Minds, for example was sparked off by a newspaper article predicting that…TO READ ON, CLICK HERE