Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have retired from a forty-two year career in hospital nursing. In retirement I have self-published three books including two novels. Both novels deal with addictions, sex, in ‘A Mind Full’ and drugs in ‘A Walk to Beautiful.’ My first book was a kids book illustrated by my sister with me providing the one-line of text on each page.
All three books are available on Lulu.com. The two novels are on Amazon.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘A Walk to Beautiful’ is my latest book and my work in treatment centers as an RN and a relatives drug addiction were the catalysts for its inception.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t think it’s unusual but I do carry a notebook with me at all times. I make notes about lots of things I see and experience everyday.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I like ‘The Big Sleep’ by Raymond Chandler.
What are you working on now?
My third novel as a sequel to ‘A Walk to Beautiful.’ Same characters come back to deal with another set of tragedies.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep going and keep learning about the skill of writing well. Attend a local writers circle and submit work for their criticism of praise. Carry that notebook with you at all times. It is surprising how often I have an idea, and it is gone out of my mind before I get home to make a note of it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Accept criticism and learn from your mistakes.
What are you reading now?
‘Along Came a Spider’ by James Patterson.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am attending a local college doing an advanced writing course.
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?
Four books from ‘The Sword of Truth’ series.
Author Websites and Profiles
Robert Lashley Website