Introducing David Driver
- #IndieBookBanter today welcomes our new best friend poet, author radio presenter David Driver. First we must say a big
Thank You David
You have been most kind inviting us along for interviews on your ‘Writers Bookshelf’ on Drystone Radio. I speak for most of us when I say WE LOVE THE SHOW great music and book banter. Fantastic. So I am getting of course here, please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more.
My name is David Driver, (but it`s Arthur G. Mustard where poetry is concerned), and I haven`t got fifty candles on the cake yet; I think a couple to go. I was born, bred and still live in the beautiful county of Yorkshire. Favourite place to write? Mmm, the spare bedroom, sorry, wait, no! The office. It`s a little escape for me as it`s filled with books, notes, pictures, photographs and just about everything that inspires me and also makes me feel happy, (not too sure about the wash basket, ha ha!). My writing genres are fantasy, horror, childrens, Sci-Fi and poetry. Something secret about myself? I pretend to be a radio presenter.
2. Briefly tell us about your work in progress, what are you planning next?
I am currently working on a Sci Fi novel, `The Rusty Old Tricycle of Abacus Shin`, due for release in May 2017. The artwork is by the brilliant Akiko Kobayashi. After that? I will be concentrating on a series of adventure books aimed at younger readers.
3. What was the most unusual source of inspiration for any of your books?
Whilst out walking Betty the dog, I often saw an old man walking in the opposite direction carrying a number of bags. I used to think to myself, “What`s he up to, where`s he going to at this time of night and what`s in those bags?” I was working on a collection of short stories, `The Weird Wonderful Unique and Unusual Lives of Everyday People`, and came up with the story `Flat Cap Freddie`. You`ll have to read it.
4. Who was your favourite character to write about?
As I have said, I`m working on `The Rusty Old Tricycle of Abacus Shin`. There`s a character in there going by the name of Zungas Plug. He`s brilliant and I want to develop him more. Equal favourite character, Jal Serpeen. He featured in a short story called `Desert People`, which was part of `Ripskillian Tales`. I am hoping to bring him to life more in a full length novel.
5. Finally you are invited on a mission to a New World (unfortunately you cannot take any members of your family, friends or pets). Please tell us:-
a) Your favourite fictional character to accompany you?
b) Your favourite book?
‘The Chronicles of Conan’ by Robert E Howard
c) Your favourite song?
‘I was made for loving you’ by Kiss
d) Your favourite food & drink to take with you (we don’t know what will be available on the New World).
Chicken Massala and a bottle of red wine (14% vol)
e) Finally, tell us the one (Yes, that is just ONE) item you cannot live without?
My comfy bed
Here are David’s books a real eclectic mix :-
A collection of seven short stories written in the genres of horror, fantasy and the supernatural.
‘The Weird Wonderful Unique and Unusual Lives of Everyday People’
Paperback and ebook. (adult themes).
A collection of nine short stories written in the genres of horror, fantasy and the supernatural.
‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’
A collection of three short stories, which eventually became part of `Ripskillian Tales`.
‘Mr Zachaponti and his extra fizzy, multi flavoured lemonade’
A fun story for all the kids at bedtime about the brilliant lemonade maker, Mr Zachaponti.
Devilishly Dandelicious Poems
Paperback and ebook.
A collection of twenty three poems. Some funny, some sad and
others quite mad.
More Marvellous Mustardly Poetry
Another collection of poetry from Yorkshireman, Arthur G Mustard. Sixteen poems in all,
The Poetry of Yacobian Muse
A collection of poetry by Arthur G Mustard.
‘The Purple Orchid of Ulysses Goyle’
A stand alone short horror story set in the
Caribbean and the Universities of England.
COMING SOON ‘The Rusty Old Tricycle of Abacus Shin’
Paperback. For kids aged eleven upwards and due for release in May 2017. Here is a sneaky peek.
When the heavens open up and unleash torrid amounts of rain, poor Mollie Button realizes that she has a hole in her shoe! The local bus has broke down, so she decides to make the journey home on foot where she encounters the strange and eccentric Abacus Shin. A ride is offered, but not in any type of motor vehicle as he`s riding a rusty old tricycle.
As the two adventurers set off at pedal pace, young Miss Button suddenly notices that they are actually flying. The first port of call is the moon, which is made of cheese, where they encounter an inter-galactic agent on a course for earth who is partial to a ham sandwich.
The intrepid duo are then captured by a megalomaniac monkey who wants to conquer the Universe. It is here that Mollie meets a young female by the name of Quill and together they rescue Mr Shin.
Forces gather to defeat the crazed General Zep. Amongst them, the slightly crazy himself, Nickel Colorado, an alien obsessed with America`s Wild West.
As the space battle looms, Mollie learns that there`s more to Abacus Shin than just a doddery old fool and star polisher. She also thinks, several times, that all she wanted to do, was to get home and see if grandma was well and maybe she should have.
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