Indie Author Interview
Author name: ALAN PETER WHITTAKER
Book title: THIRTEEN BROKEN BISCUITS
Congratulations! Your book, Thirteen Broken Biscuits, is now available on the Amazon bookstore. How did it feel to see it there for the first time?
On cloud nine. It was such a delight after all the hard work that I put into it.
Can you tell us a little bit about your book and why you wanted to write it?
I wanted to write about my life in south Manchester in the early 1950s. Life was pretty tough for me and my family, being one of eleven children. It is hoped that my story will be read by others who were brought up in a similar situation to achieve what they set out to achieve and let nothing or nobody stand in their way.
Have you always been a writer / wanted to become an author?
No, I haven’t been a writer, but it has always been my passion to become one.
What made you take that leap and publish your book?
I wanted to have my book published in the hope that it would help and influence others to write their life story.
Have you any more book plans in the pipeline?
Not at the moment but it’s my intention to write fiction books in the near future.
What advice would you offer other aspiring authors who want to self-publish their books?
Kindle is a great way to self-publish your book. Everything thing you need is available with a KDP account.
Thanks very much! All the best with your fantastic book!
You’re very welcome Michelle you have helped me to get my story to the final hurdle of publication.
About the Book
Born into poverty in the early 1950s in Manchester, the author’s childhood was tough, to say the least. The family survived on Dad’s small earnings but when he tragically passed away when the author was just thirteen years old, leaving behind a pregnant wife and eleven children, their struggles escalated. At sixteen, he signed up to the Merchant Navy and his love affair with the sea began. He travelled the world, almost started a new life in New Zealand (before the police caught up with him) and broadened his horizons more than he would ever have dared dream of in his dark schooldays.
More than fifty years on, he has overcome many challenges. From working in the offshore industry in the North Sea to setting up his own successful businesses, gaining a photography degree and a Master’s in Creative Writing (despite being diagnosed with severe dyslexia) and becoming a front-line worker battling COVID-19 since 2020 – he shares a plethora of stories in this funny, heart-breaking, emotional and entertaining memoir.
If you’re looking for a real-life inspirational read, look no further than Thirteen Broken Biscuits.
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