Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
As p.d.r. lindsay I have published three novels and over 100 short stories.
It's great to be able to spend all my time writing. After a busy life raising a family, working full time to help support us all it is good to sit still and write.
I've been able to work in many different countries and have wonderful memories of such different cultures. I can close my eyes and smell the snow on the Rockies, the water in Taiwan, the festival food in Japan. I can hear the river Ganges, the wind on the Yorkshire moors, the bleating of high country Merinos. All those things touch my writing.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
'Bittersweet' is my newest, just released novel. Anger propelled me into this story, anger at the light hearted way some young men regard sex. If they want it they take it and they won't hear NO! So I wanted to show what the effects of such attitudes can be.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write my first ideas in beautiful notebooks with a fountain pen full of turquoise ink.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Every book I read influences me and teaches me more about writing, whether it's how to write great dialogue or how not to start a chapter.
What are you working on now?
I'm resting after finishing this newest novel but there is a young woman nagging at the back of mind who looks like a Quaker girl.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
That is hard to say. There are some very good sites which are so helpful. Perhaps my own website helps and Goodreads does a good spread of my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't rush into publishing. Make sure a professional editor and proof reader check your work. You don't want to put out work which you will look back on and die of mortification.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Writers write, they don't talk, they sit down and write every day.
What are you reading now?
Food in England, Bread, and 17thC English Costume. Yes, it's research for the next novel. But I have the Harry Potter books on the go as night time reading.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Getting my books on TV and as films. An almost impossible task without a good dose of luck.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I have 100s of favourites!
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