Name: Al Daltrey.
Age: Really, really old.
Where are you from: Toronto, Canada.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
Very happily married, with wonderful kids.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I just released a book titled ‘River Walk’ which includes ten short stories, each one a collaboration with different female writer. Its available now on Amazon and other ebook retailers. I’m very proud of it. I think all ten stories are terrific and worth reading.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve never really been interested in writing, but I have always been interested and involved in the bdsm lifestyle. One day, I started to write a kinky story, and soon it turned into a full novel, which was titled ‘Testing the Submissive’. So it was my love of kink that got me started, not my love of writing.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’m not sure I do. I don’t feel I’ve achieved the level of success required to call myself a writer. For example, I played guitar, but I don’t consider myself a ‘musician’.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I wanted all of the stories in ‘River Walk’ to be unique, but I wanted a very subtle connection linking the stories together. Each one has a reference to the famous River Walk in San Antonio Texas. Lastly, I think it makes a great book title. I first heard about the location when my PA, Tiffany Huegele, went there on New Year’s eve. Right away I knew that it would be the title of my next book.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
All of my books are pure fiction. As mentioned, I have experience in the bdsm lifestyle, but when I write a bdsm novel, everything is exaggerated for the sake of fantasy, and the sake of the story. Just like movies. How realistic is the average Hollywood action movie, or police drama? We add theatre to elevate intensity.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I’m just about to begin my first series. It will be comprised of three books. Hopefully I will have the first one released before the end of 2015.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Nope. I’m not good enough. Or lucky enough.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I’d set aside more time for proofreading, and have a bigger list of qualified grammar police on standby.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding the time for it, when life presents us with so many obligations and opportunities. Do I go outside for a walk today, or do I bash out another 1,000 words on my story? There is always a trade-off.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I work with Tiffany Huegele. I’m also quite involved…we are the world’s best team.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Storytelling is only part of it. Learn to write!! Learn the craft of writing. Your grammar should be flawless and exemplary. In my view, there is too much reliance on editors out there.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you so much. Cliche as it sounds, I appreciate you.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Death makes me sad. Losing people.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I used to watch Fashion Police before Joan died. I watch Amy Schumer. I watch a bit of sports. If my daughter is around I will watch ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ with her. I like watching Disney animated movies, but only if I can watch them with kids nearby. This way, I can enjoy the children enjoying the movie. I also watch a lot of stock market stuff, but that’s with a purpose – not for pleasure.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Thai, sushi, ethnic foods, spicy but not overly hot. I love almost all food except Greek food. The only thing I don’t eat is condiments…no ketchup, mustard, relish, etc. Music: I like heavy stuff such as TOOL.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Smashwords Page https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AlDaltrey