Never wrote fiction before 2010 (unless you count my pre-teen tales, destroyed by embarrassed parents)and used to tell myself stories to send me to sleep.
Creativity? Probably fired by a need to express myself in the most effective way - I am near incapable of doing so by spoken word. And also to entertain my like-minded friends
Ever-changing list which currently includes Cormac McCarthy, Patrick Gale, A.L. Kennedy, Andrew Grieg, Peter Temple, Sebastian Barry, Colum McCann, Declan Hughes, Karen Campbell ... I could go on.
Favourite books have to be Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond series.
And since beginning a crime novel for NaNoWriMo 2011, I've read some three hundred plus crime novels too.
Hello Sandra--Thanks so much for the fav on "The Mariner's Daughter". I've been away from Fictionaut for ages. I look forward to catching up and reading your work.
Oh, yes. Humping prostitutes is apparently okay for politicians. It used to be okay for cowboys, too, but now I don't know.
Thanks for the great comments on "Motorcyle for a Dream," Sandra. I made a reply there. It's a story that's stirred some fun conversation about a lot of stuff people seem to be able to relate to. And I need to catch up on my reading: I look forward to reading your pieces. Best -- Q
Thanks for reading my little "liturgical" bit, Sandra.
Thank you, Sandra! Appreciate it!