Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a musician/writer from England. I’ve written three books and planned a few more. I also write under the name Filo Wainwright. I travel a lot, get into lots of strange situations and love to tell a tale. I’ve got a YouTube channel under the name The Amazing Mister Frazer which I use to exorcise weird ideas that would take too long to write about.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Strange Encounters of The Sexual Kind. I think the title pretty much lets you know where the inspiration came from. I’ve written this under the Filo Wainwright name.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Same place, same word count every day except Sunday. Start at the same time. Discipline is the only thing that gets a first draft written.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King inspired me to write initially. But I love thrillers. Fred Forsyth, Robert Ludlum, that kind of thing. But I tend to write my own thing. Writing is a marathon run and you have to be yourself which, in my case, is nothing like the stuff I would read. I like the bizarre and the logically abstract.
What are you working on now?
A memoir of my bizarre time riding shotgun with a drug dealer. You really couldn’t make this one up.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I must confess, I’m useless at the marketing aspect of my books. I know it sounds bad but I have no interest in the process. It’s for people far more clued-up about these things than I am. I like to create. Marketing needs someone else’s expertise.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Find out where the agents and commissioning editors drink/eat and do the same. Make their acquaintance. One good contact opens a lot of doors. Frederick Forsyth proved that.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Don’t walk down there after 8.30pm.” I was in Hollywood at the time.
What are you reading now?
Lyrics to one of my songs.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Same as most writers….Hardship and perhaps total oblivion. Ha. Just 2000 words a day, I suppose.
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 Power of The Dog, Doug Winslow. The Bourne Identity. Robert Ludlum. Anything about JS Bach. And if I had my guitar with me the Goldberg Variations.