BOTH OF MY BOOKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO BUY NEW (FOR UNDER £10) VIA MY PUBLISHER, TROUBADOR/MATADOR. THIS DOES NOT SHOW UNDER THE MARKETPLACE SELLERS ON AMAZON (10/11/2016).
One Love Two Colours:
Margaret and I were fed up with the negativity that tends to surround 'mixed' marriages, so we wanted to write a postive and honest account of what makes one work - i.e our own. During the course of writing One Love we realised that, in order to make it a more accurate reflection of our marriage, our book would need to include debates about race, racism, multiculturalism and identity, as these topics influence black women/white men partnerships in many different ways, even though most people are unaware of this. Lastly, we wanted readers to have a bit of a laugh - mainly at our expense - as some bizarre old things have happened to us over the years. In case anyone is wondering, we have not paid for someone to ghost write our story - oh no, it has come direct from our heart and pen.
Because of that some readers may find us a bit too opinionated with our views - we are not a PC couple by any means - however, in our defence I would add that we just wanted to generate a debate about issues, such a colour-'grading' that are largely hidden from the public domain - as it is the only way society will move forward. Thanks for reading this and we hope you enjoy the book. Feel free to email either of us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we are very friendly, even if you don't like the book. Just to add that you can still get new copies of the book via my publisher at Matador. Thanks.
My second book (out 29 September 2015): The Armageddon Pact, reflects my long-standing interest in WW2 - an interest I have had ever since my dad bought me the Matchbox Battle Kings set of metal tanks, way back in the 1970s. As a boy, and on into my teenage years, I avidly read books by the likes of Sven Hassel, Will Berthold and Leo Kessler. Since reaching maturity I have also enjoyed the more adult approach of authors such as Hans Fallada. So, when writing The Armageddon Pact, I tried to merge both styles to create a modern war story. By that I mean I have attempted to delve into the psyche of a man to see the choices he makes, when put in situations that make him question his own morals. That said, I include many scenes of action that were certainly inspired by the novels I read in my youth. The actual book itself concerns a German/Russian attempt to kidnap Robert Oppenheimer, head of the atomic Manhattan Project, to run alongside planned assassinations of both Hitler and Stalin. Being a keen history student I managed to find numerous factual events that I could weave into the storyline with the result that, by the end, I almost thought it was feasible. Indeed, given the very real Operation Magpie - a German plan to infiltrate agents into America to obtain military secrets - I might be closer to the truth than I at first thought. Thanks to everybody who purchases it - it was a real labour of love for me to complete. If anyone has any questions I am happy to answer them at: email@example.com