Saturday, September 3, 2016
Welcome to new BWL author David Anderson
David Anderson brings his thriller novel The Beachhead to Books We Love. Welcome David!
BWL: How long have you been writing and in what genres?
DJA: I’ve been writing seriously for about a decade. I write adult thrillers and now YA thrillers. I’m particularly interested in updating some classic thriller tropes such as man-on-the-run and the classic heist novel. The Beachhead might be summed up in the cry, “I am not a number, I am a free man” from the Sixties TV cult series, The Prisoner.
BWL: Where do you get your inspiration?
DJA: From the books I’ve read throughout my life, and still like to read, and from experience and reflecting upon experience.
BWL: Tell us about your books.
DJA: Earthly Powers is a novel about old (and new) Nazis and buried treasure on a remote island. An innocent man is relentlessly hunted in the depths of the forest while his female partner is locked in a race against time to uncover a vital artefact. I told you I like modernising classic thriller tropes!
Meaner Things is a heist novel centring on a fiendishly difficult vault robbery. Unlike, say, the movie Ocean’s Eleven, my heist is ethical, and also feasible (as it’s based on a true crime that succeeded). I’ve woven in moral quandaries about trust and humanised it with some good old-fashioned romance.
The Beachhead is a ‘prison break’ kind of thriller, again revisiting the man-on-the-run trope which I love so much, and again dwelling on themes of trust/suspicion and the value of teamwork.
BWL: What about your next book? Will it be part of a series or a standalone? Can you give us a taste to whet our appetites?
DJA: I’m currently working on a sequel to The Beachhead and, simultaneously, an adult thriller provisionally entitled Shadow of a Killer. The latter will deal with guilt, shame and vengeance, and have my usual fast pace and action. I try to push myself harder and further with each new project I write. My aim is that both these new novels will blow my readers’ socks off!
BWL: What are your hobbies and interests?
DJA: Reading and philosophy.
BWL: What does the future hold for you?
DJA: Preferably, bestselling author status and several movie contract offers!
Find David at Books We Love here: http://bookswelove.net/authors/anderson-david/
and his blog here: