Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an activist primarily, I realized a few years ago that the World is in dire straights and if I was to have kids then I wanted too be able to look them in the eyes and know that I contributed in making their World a better place. ‘Are you living or just existing?’ is my first book but won’t be my last by any means, I am addicted to writing now!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘Are you living or just existing?’ was inspired by my own journey of feeling like I had a bigger purpose in life than just the whole 9-5 treadmill. I had become frustrated and bored and felt like I was just going through the motions so to speak. I actually asked myself this question and it led me on a huge journey or self growth and self discovery.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wouldn’t say its unusual but I have to be in an environment where my creativity can flow, out in Nature for example. Like looking out on the ocean or in a forest for example. Otherwise I just get blocked up!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
People such as David Icke, Mark Devlin, or anyone who offers an alternative viewpoint to the mainstream rhetoric.
What are you working on now?
My next project is going to be writing around the whole subject of artificial intelligence. How it impacts the World, jobs, our human interactions, and just really questioning whether our love for technology is becoming rather dangerous and taking us away from our roots in Nature.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have been public speaking for a few years, as well as blogging so I have a good platform of people that follow me. However I’m always looking to reach new minds which is why I’m here!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Well I’m learning pretty early on in this game that persistence is key. Your book isn’t finished when it is written, in many ways that is just the start if you want to make it a success.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Wow I have had so much! I think to be your own best friend has to be up there. As humans sometimes our own negative self talk is our biggest problem. We need to encourage and support ourselves in the way we think.
What are you reading now?
Another artificial intelligence book ‘Rise of the Robots’ by Martin Ford
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will spend my time monitoring and nurturing my current book, and then will be starting the next one in the next few months or so.
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?
Ok so firstly maybe a book from when I was a child to bring back some of those memories. ‘BFG’ by Roald Dahl maybe? George Orwell ‘1984’ and David Icke’s ‘Truth Vibrations’ would be the others.