Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written two books and a third smaller text. The first book was a time-travel novel called ‘Me2’ and the second is ‘The Declaration of the Self: On the Abolition of the State’ which outlines how a different way of governing ourselves is possible without the state. The third text is entitled ‘Fallout: Defending the Free Society of Pimlico’ and is my analysis on how a free (anarchistic) society might defend itself against large-scale threats and even a state.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘The Declaration of the Self: On the Abolition of the State’ was inspired by my own personal research into the nature of governance. It is surprising that the authority of the state (i.e. governments) has no consistent basis. There is no moral reason to obey a government and we must therefore look for a different way to govern ourselves.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I work full-time in a 9-5 job, so I wake at around 5am each morning to get a good two hours in each morning and devote most of my weekends to writing and research.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The books of Stefan Molyneux have had a huge influence on me. Also Lysander Spooner’s ‘No Treason’ and Murray Rothbard’s ‘Anatomy of the State’.
What are you working on now?
I have just finished a short text ‘Fallout: Defending the Free Society of Pimlico’ which is free when subscribing to my website updates. I am currently researching influential anarchists in popular culture and hope to publish a new book later this year on the subject.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
At present, the most successful is Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Once you have a good idea or plot (if it’s fiction) and you think it has a good chance of being successful, stick to it through thick and thin. Don’t get discouraged in the drafting stage and set aside at least two hours each day to research or work on your draft. I tend to work better in the morning as this is when I am fresh.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I’m not sure. Love and believe in yourself as there is always something an individual is good at, it just needs a bit of confidence and exploration to find out what that hidden talent is.
What are you reading now?
I’m too busy writing right now.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan to write a series of extended essays on different aspects of how a free society might work. It’s very early stages, but I plan to write small books on law, education, money and culture in a free society or perhaps a larger book that comprises a collection of all of these.
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?
The Lord of the Rings, Everyday Anarchy, The Silmarillion.