Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a software developer and entrepreneur by day. Always looking for ways to use software to create new business opportunities.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Business Software Development: Principles and Practice – Written because, throughout my programming career, I’ve seen the same basic mistakes being made over and over again!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think so – how do you know if they are unusual? 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I guess I am (negatively) influenced by many of the technical books I’ve read to date. They typically tend to be far too wordy, as if being paid by the word. I prefer short, precise text with little superfluousness.
What are you working on now?
A book aimed at non-technical executives (or indeed anyone who manages tech people or departments) but do not understand all the jargon or how the technology fits together and relates to each other. Kind of a crash course in corporate, web and app computing.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
No idea yet – too early to say
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Likewise, I’m too green to be giving out advice.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Treat others how you want to be treated yourself.
What are you reading now?
Nothing – I’m busy writing…
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have several books planned – see my website!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Desert Island Dishes (a cook book)
How to Survive on a Desert Island
Wilderness Survival For Dummies
(very pragmatic: I guess anything for leisure would be short-lived, so I’d prefer some practical skills…)