Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I’m an architect and a writer. Born and raised in Zambia, I grew up watching way too much tv and reading way too many books. I was already trying to write by age 7… it didn’t go well. I wasn’t trying to be a writer. People didn’t become writers in my world. So it never occurred to me to want to be one. I just lived in a world of books and so couldnt help but write. The streets of Nottingham is my first published book, I have a few others doing time in various rubbish bins across the nation
Tell us about your books.
I like exploring the nature of reality and subjectivity. And I think the best stories are non linear. Life isn’t experienced linearly. You meet someone then u fill in the backstory while moving forward. That sounds like middle-beginning-end to me. So why construct a beginning-middle-end narrative. Feels rather counterintuitive
How did you go about getting published?
I took the Self publishing route. Maybe I’ll look into traditional for the next one
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I don’t have a process. Maybe I need one. I’ll just cancel all activities for a given weekend then engross myself in a writing/ tv bingewatching cycle. Then repeat over a couple of weeks/months.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
I’m an architect. I like drawing. And going to the movies.
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Self published books typically look awful. On a budget I’d recommend going minimalist.
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
Ain’t that a pickle. Tongue in cheek; all the best with whatever you’re doing. lol
What’s your favorite book?
The rainmaker by John Grisham
What are you reading now?
Stories of your life and others by ted chiang
What’s your next book project?
Something I’m calling “Serial.” It’s a crime thriller. Which isn’t fantasy like my first book. Yeah, I know, bad idea. Can’t help myself.
Author Websites and Profiles
Auckly Simwinga – Amazon Profile