AUTHORS' LOUNGE

Charles Deakin


Like some others before him, Charles combines a life of writing with a career in the insurance business. He admits that his work gives him insights into human nature as exemplified in business dealings, but precious little time for writing.

A Bad Business is therefore his first published full-length novel. In it Charles Deakin has painted several interesting word portraits, especially Malcolm Davidson.

Recommended to lovers of fiction as it used to be written.







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Welcome to our Authors’ Lounge.

Please take a couple of minutes to answer these questions. I’m sure our readers would be interested.

 

First, tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I am a civil servant working for our local government authority in insurance. This is a steady and often laborious job but it keeps the wolf from the door. I am married. We have two teenage girls.

 

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

To be successful and to give pleasure to readers.

 

So, what are you working on at present?

To complete a second novel set at the end of the Victorian period

 

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Davidson is a thrusting successful businessman, devious and charming. You’d better read the novel to find out what is special about him.

 

In the event your book is filmed, which actor would you like to see playing the lead character?

George Clooney. Who else?

 

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Finding time each day to write.

 

 

If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?

It is a one-off.

 

What is your favourite motivational phrase?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.

 

What is your favourite quote?

‘Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.’ John F Kennedy.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Write every day. The more you write, better the ideas that flow.

 

What books have most influenced you?

Authors rather than single books. Dickens. C P Snow.

 

What's next for you? What are you working on now?

A murderous man and his sister who plan to defraud a rich young heiress.

 

Thank you.

 



PUBLISHED WORK



Charles Deakin



AUTHOR INTERVIEWS



16th Jan, 2016

Welcome to our Authors’ Lounge.

Please take a couple of minutes to answer these questions. I’m sure our readers would be interested.

 

First, tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I am a civil servant working for our local government authority in in

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