Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Stuart Larner is a chartered psychologist. As Mental Health Expert, he ran an advice column for XL for Men Magazine. He has published international articles and poems in magazines and newspapers, as well as in scientific journals. He has been involved in scriptwriting and directing productions at the Edinburgh Fringe. Stuart published Scarborough Modern Sea Songs; an ebook in verse “Jack Daw and the Cat”; and an enovel about cricket entitled “Guile and Spin”. With Rosie Larner he co-wrote : “Hope: Stories from a Women’s Refuge.”
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Car: a sonnet sequence with illustrations Kindle Edition
this is a reworking of my original sonnet sequence first published in Envoi Magazine twenty years ago. This time with illustrations
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I sometimes like to write standing up.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Philip Larkin, William Shakespeare
What are you working on now?
A radio play based on a piece of music By Mussorgsky.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
i am examining digital marketing.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
get as much feedback as you can.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
cut the first page
What are you reading now?
i am working along the shelves in my local public library, reading books written in the first voice in order A to Z .
What’s next for you as a writer?
to master digital marketing.
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?
chamber’s dictionary, walker’s rhyming dictionary, and roget’s thesaurus.