Introducing David Procter
- #IndieBookBanter today welcomes Mr David Procter. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more.
Greetings, I am David T Procter, ex plumber from Canterbury and I write what feels right at the time. My head is full of stories which are bursting to be let out. Whichever one screams loudest is completed first, be it historical, crime or one of my Squiffen children’s books. I write in solitude in my office while listening to rock music, or dreaming up plot lines while playing bass guitar.
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2. Briefly tell us about your work in progress, what are you planning next?
I currently have a number of books in varying stages of production. Like most authors, some are just brief outline notes, while others like, ‘The Chamberlain’ will be completed next. This is the prequel to ‘Whispers in the Wind’ my historical series set in Stormouth in 18th century England. For more information take a look at the website or blog. (Click the pc logo above)
3. What was the most unusual source of inspiration for any of your books?
My daughter. It was an innocent question about the family name, and a year’s subscription to one of the popular sites, which invigorated my desire to write about people from my past. I build stories around what my ancestors did to create my world of Stormouth.
4. Who was your favourite character to write about?
Easy, the reverend Edward Bayles. The most despicable man to have been created. He uses his position to get what he desires and does not care who he destroys in the process. Strangely, he was also the easiest villain to write about, it was as if he were in my head telling me his story. All I had to do was listen and write.
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?
Edward Bayles. He and I would share a lot.
b) Your favourite book?
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
c) Your favourite song?
Too many something from either ELO, Pink Floyd, or Queen. Pushed hard enough ‘Dark side of the Moon’ by Pink Floyd
d) Your favourite food & drink to take with you (we don’t know what will be available on the New World).
Tea, I consume gallons of the stuff. Salad, there would always be greenery on any planet I went to.
e) Finally, tell us the one (Yes, that is just ONE) item you cannot live without?
Here is a list of David’s Books:-
‘Whispers in the Wind’ Historical Fiction
An updated more intense version of ‘Dead Men Lie’
Abigail Wood is denied what is hers by right, she must fight both friend and foe alike to regain that which has been stolen from her. Georgian England at its best and worst.
‘Forgotten Souls’ Crime Fiction
Set in Kent, this is a crime novel with bite.Myriad twists will keep even the most discerning reader captivated to the last page. Jim Carter, is a man laden down with more problems than a dogs got fleas. Beaten by both personal and professional problems, he is forced to take on one last case, a case that not only concerns his ex wife but also the man she left him for, his best friend.
‘Lady Athena’ Crime Fiction
Crime can be subtle but not here. Spiros grabs you by the throat and shakes you until your teeth rattle. Crime has never been so gratifying, but it also comes with a heavy price. Death is payment for the secrets the Lady hides. Can she escape with her dignity intact or will DS Jim Carter discover the truth.
Drugs have worked their evil and the police have to discover who is responsible. Their problem is these criminals aren’t bound by convention, they do as they like and aren’t responsible for what misery they cause. A small police squad must work together to bring them to justice but they aren’t cohesive, they are disjointed and fragmented working in opposition to each other. can such a squad end this evil trade or will those who finance the evil trade escape once again?
David has also published a series of Children’s books check them out here:-
‘Squiffen and the Great Lake’
Squiffen is a silly little duck. He walks everywhere because he is scared of heights and water. As King Algernon’s chief scout, he has discovered terrible news and must return to Big Island before a disaster occurs. On his way home he meets Alexis a little girl who helps him return home.
Squiffen our ducklicious hero must help a strange old man find something so precious, Christmas is at risk of being lost forever if it is not found. Can Squiffen overcome his fears? Can Christmas survive only time will tell.
Squiffen encounters a group of people who arrive on the Lake in a flying machine. They speak of a mechanical fly which has escaped and must be caught but squiffen has already seen it and it told him it didn’t want to be taken back.
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