Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a British author living in London. I spent most of my life working as a professional actor on stage, on TV and in the movies. Nowadays I teach acting in a university. I have written two books, SPENCER’S RISK and SPENCER’S BLUES. They are both dark comedies. SPENCER’S RISK deals with gambling and crime, SPENCER’S BLUES is set in Georgia USA and deals with a love affair that crosses the racial divide.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
SPENCER’S BLUES is my latest book. It is very hard to say where ideas come from but I knew I wanted to write a love story and I was interested in the white supremacy movement. I wanted to see if I could deal with a difficult subject in a comic way.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I type standing up because it is good for my back!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
So difficult to pick out individuals because I think everything we read goes into the mix somehow. People have said that my style reminds them of Tom Sharpe.
What are you working on now?
Gathering ideas for my third book
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have found that good reviews are the factor that makes a difference to sales.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do not let it become a chore. Writing should be fun for the writer as well as the reader.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do not worry about being original. In terms of content surely everything has been done. Your voice will be individual.
What are you reading now?
A biography of Joey Grimaldi by Andrew McConnell Scott
What’s next for you as a writer?
Getting stuck into my third novel
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?
I’d like to have another go at ULYSSES.
Author Websites and Profiles
Andy Greenhalgh Amazon Profile