About Me

A retired ex Local Government Officer with a horse mad wife, a sadistic cat who acts as my alarm clock at the time he wants me to get up, and a daughter who must be wonderful because she thinks her dad is. I live in a small village in North Wales and became an author almost by accident when a friend liked a day’s diary I sent her in answer to a ‘How was your day”? query. Needless to say the day was a fiction from start to finish.

I was lucky enough to meet another author who became both friend and editor for me, I can’t say THANK YOU often enough. Ilil Arbel is an exceptional person and I hope to have the pleasure of making her the firstt author I interview on this site.

I have come to enjoy writing and using characters I meet as part of the stories. Not only does Lady J nag less when she’s reading my books but I have the thrill of hearing someone laugh out loud and knowing I caused it.

121 responses to “About Me

  1. I am inquiring on how you prefer an author request an interview from you. My name is Marie Crist and I would love to answer you questions about my vigilante novel Citizen Out. I will wait patiently to hear from you and hope in the meantime you check out my website at http://www.mariecrist.com where I have the book information and trailer. Thank you so much for all your time and hard work.

    Marie

  2. I would also like to be interviewed by you. My name is Joe Rinaldo, and I have an ebook, A SPY AT HOME, available on Amazon that is a heart-wrenching story about a retired CIA agent who comes home to find a resentful wife and a disabled son who is slowly falling victim to Alzheimer’s disease. Hope to hear from you soon. My direct email is rinald47@gmail.com. Thanks.
    Joe Rinaldo

  3. David,
    It was a delight doing an interview with you. I greatly appreciate the service you provide and hope that you find many wonderful authors to participate in this with you.
    Hugs,
    Joe Moore, a.k.a. Santa Claus

  4. Thank you so much for the interview. I feel really honoured to share this site with so many other wonderful authors,including yourself!!!

    Many Blessings, Niamh Clune

    • One of the nicest treats I get when doing interviews is finding out just how nice some people are and you’re certainly no exception Niamh. I also love to see how grounded most of us are even though some authors are quite successful. I hope I could maintain that niceness if I sold a lot of books.
      Many thanks for doing the interview and I hope it makes a positive difference.
      David

  5. I enjoyed looking at many of your interviews, and would love to be interviewed, too. I currently have five books published in print and ebook format, and am working on a sixth, which should be ready to publish in November.

  6. Good Morning Lord Prosser,

    First, I sned my sincere well wishes for your lovely wife and that her medical care has improved making her recovery more expeditious and less painful.

    I must have read one of your posts on another site; OSCAR jogged my memory and I recall reading one of HIS posts – and laughing all they way through, and then some.

    I learned of you through PubWrite and Ilil Arbel. I learned of PubWrite through Stuart Land, a brillieant Author, Screen Writer and Sculptor.

    I am more active on Amazon.com/”Shameless Self-Promotion For Authors/Discussion forum. I have been trafitionally published (“DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE”, which I co-Authored with the late iconic American Actor, David Janssen) and in January, 2009 I introduced the “Mike Walsh Detective Novels” series with my debut novel “THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE”, based on the true story of the murder of a close friend and one time mentor of mine, a Detectiver Sergeant in the Robbery-Homicide Div. of the Indianapolis Police Department.
    Now I will check out your “BARTSHIRE DIARIES” and check in on OSCAR’S blog.
    Best wishes,
    Michael Phelps

  7. belleofmountains

    Are we still doing author’s interviews….? If so, I’m an author….with a big ego….who likes to talk about herself….

  8. Good Evening Lord Prosser,
    I would love to do an on-line interview with you. I have quite a following in the United Kingdom. Actually, I should say”DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE” which I co-authored witjh Ellie Janssen (Dave’s first wife).

    I am currently working on a follow-up book, working title; “DAVID JANSSEN-PRIVATE-Our Conversations”.

    Please contact me and provide your questions. I trust your wife has greatly improved. My best regards to OSCAR.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Phelps

  9. Thank you for stopping by and following our. Will surely check out your blog :)

  10. *following our blog :) (Sigh, that incomplete sentence)

    • I’m afraid I share the same linguistic interruptus myself. My brain ( That came out as Bran but I caught it in time- phew) and my fingers never seem to work as a cohesive unit. x

  11. Hello LDP, thanks so much for finding my blog, liking a post AND following all in one day. It’s a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to checking out all these author interviews you do… I see some familiar faces in the comments, very exciting!

  12. What a happy story, despite the sadistic cat!

  13. S’funny, but I always imagined I’d rule my own roost. You live and learn.xx

  14. You inspire us…and so we have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award… Congratulations :)
    http://easyondeyes.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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  16. Like you, David, I bask in the approval of my spouse when he reads my books; a wonderful feeling.:)

  17. tim furr

    Hi, thanks for subscribing to my blog! Charlie Garly:)

  18. ‘. . . a sadistic cat who acts as my alarm clock at the time he wants me to get up’ – This one of the reasons, I prefer dogs :).

    • Probably one of the reasons I do too.But, we’ve had him for 18 years now so I can’t turf him out. Anyway, I can have my revenge since he’s scared of the rats and the degus so I can put them in balls and let them patrol all night.Of course the sound of the balls might keep me awake then………

  19. Good morning, Lord David.
    I am delighted to invite you to participate In THE PARAGRAPH CHALLENGE
    To accept the Invitation and uncover the rules, please go to: http://mackenziesdragonsnest.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/paragraph-challenge/

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Shawn, I’m very grateful for the invitation but I’m afraid I can’t join in. I’ve apologised properly on your site but I’m just tied up with work having been out all day.
      Regards
      David aka The Spoilsport.

  20. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  22. Lord David, (doffs cap and pulls forelock),

    Send me your book details, it sounds like the kind I would like to promote on my blog, under NEWSFLASH.

    Take a look at my site, especially NEWSFLASH; and let me know :)

  23. THANK YOU for following :)

    To promote your Free book this week-end, can you email me the details, see FREEBIE for details of what I need.

    Mark subject FREEBIES to stand out from the 300+ emails I’m getting daily :)

    • Thank you for the offer. I apologise for not reading your message properly but my server was down from 5 pm last night until 6 am today and my messages have reached scary proportions. I’m tying to fly through and clear them as quickly as possible.
      I sent an email with two Tweets but marked it ‘Free Book’.
      David

      • Just saw this David,

        I definitely did not receive any emails from you, I even checked in Spam :)

        Send to:

        thestoryreadingape@gmail.com

        PS I’ve just completed a draft Featured Author Post about you and your books for publishing next week :)

      • Heaven only knows what happens to these thing in the ether.It’s unimportant now as the occasion has passed though the offer was greatly appreciated.
        I’m also very grateful for the addendum to your message about a draft featured Author post, though I’m not too sure what one is. I’m very grateful to
        you for your efforts.
        Regards
        David

  24. Lord David (M’lud) (Yer Honour, Sir),

    If you call over to my blog , you will find that YOU are my featured author TODAY.

    Hoping you approve of my doings Sor. :)

  25. Bee

    I have search around your blog and found it interesting I would like to nominate you for this award http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com

  26. Very pleased to meet you. By your bio here, you sound like a happy and lucky fellow.

    • Delighted to meet you too. I suppose I have as many up’s and downs as the next person but sometimes am far more of a misery guts than I should be.on the other hand, moaning doesn’t achieve much and doesn’t make things better. I consider myself to be very lucky to have had a loving wife, to have a wonderful daughter and lovely nephews and nieces, cousins and friends…it’s just the rest of the world that hates me. lol
      My Best Wishes to You.

  27. J.A. Ireland

    I love your blog. My family and I also enjoy traveling. May good fortune guide your path… J. A. Ireland Sesla’s Enchanted Tales

  28. It looks like you have a pretty long list, but if you ever get the time and the inclination, I would love to be interviewed by you.

  29. I would also like to be on your interviewed list! And did you request a Polish version of The Istanbul Puzzle earlier this year? I have received more so I can send you one now, Simply email me your address: lpobryan@gmail.com
    And all the best!

    • Hello Laurence, how nice to hear from you again. I did actually interview you on 2nd May 2012 and I’ve left it accessible since then for others to view. http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/interview-with-laurence-obryan/ you might remember I read, loved and reviewed The Istanbul Puzzle for you, I regret I’ve not had the pleasure of reading the other books in the series but as you may or may not know my wife was taken ill with cancer in 2011 and passed away in March this year. It’s been a strange time.
      I would however be happy to reprise the interview with new questions since you’ve obviously got more books out now if you like?
      Sorry Laurence, I’m afraid it wasn’t me that requested a copy in Polish since I don’t speak the language though I do claim Polish friends.
      Regards
      David

  30. I see you pop up on a lot of blogs I follow, and I thought I’d pop in to say hello. The fact that you didn’t start writing until you were 60 inspires me. You also have a great sense of humor based on your “About Me” profile.
    So hello, Lord David…and a great week.
    Tracy :-)

    • I manage to get into lots of places uninvited Tracy but don’t tell on me please. Hello right back to you, it’s nice to meet you. I wouldn’t be too inspired that I didn’t start writing until 60, it just proves I’m either a late developer or bone idle. I hope you have a great new week too. xxx Huge Hugs xxx

      • I wouldn’t think of it. If it makes you feel any better I didn’t start writing until three-years-ago. And I’m getting close to sixty. It just means it wasn’t the right time. Keep writing. :-)

      • Ha, a mere child yet then. I actually think I might be all writ out now. My enthusiasm for putting pen to paper has waned and the words are in hiding.I’m sure it’s a problem you won’t suffer with at your tender age. xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  31. I’m sure we all have writers block from time to time. I know I do.

    • Yes, I think most writers get it to some degree or other, especially if distracted by other problems. I seem to have settled in that rut now and don’t have a ladder handy.xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  32. Hi David, I laughed out loud reading this, and yes, you caused it!
    You made my morning with your wonderful comment on SORROWFUL, thank you so much! Thanks for the follow, you see you can’t keep me away :) followed you right back.

  33. thank you for liking some of my posts and thank you for your visit, greetings to your success
    best wishes

  34. I originally stopped by to thank you for visiting my blog but it has been over hour since I’m on your blog and there just soooo much to see/read! I started blogging at 60 and realized I wanted to write when and how I feel, so I started Tracesofthesoul. When I retire I may just settle with one, combining my public one. I have so much to read on yours, so very interesting and how wonderful that by luck (for your readers actually) that you were discovered. Bravo and wonderful, I say. I read through a few comments and very sorry to read of your loss…there is no such thing as “getting over” such a loss. The heart and the soul remembers and hopefully those memories are soothing.
    I am curious to read your diaries especially if they can make me laugh…there is no better feeling than being to laugh out loud until my tummy muscles ache. Blessings to you, Oliana

    • Thanks so much Oliana. You must be bored to death by now poor soul. So , we chose to start blogging at pretty much thee same age. making us both silver surfers. That’s a wonderful thing to say though I’m not sure my readers would agree with you. I do put them through it but at least its generally just once a week now rather than a daily threat as it used to be.
      Thank you very much. You’re right, there is no way of getting over a loss but putting a brave face on it has helped and I recall fun times. Maybe we should see if the first of the diaries can make you laugh.though not everyone’s humour is the same.
      xxx Hugs Galore xxx

  35. Love your writing style and your perspective on life. Am very much looking forward to following your entries and seeing your world through your words.

  36. Hello, just saw that you liked a post of mine ‘fresh air kids’ and i guess this is how you network and find other blogs out. Thank you for your like it means alot from a new blogger finding her feet, also its very late but i cant stop reading posts from your blog. I adore how you write, such a story and the description of things. Its really lovely reading.

    • Thank you for dropping in. Your post was enjoyable, any yes I love seeing new blogs and enjoying posts. You write beautifully and I didn’t realise you were new to our world. Thank you also for your lovely comments, I try to engage my friends with the writing and it’s good therapy for me since I can’t seem to get back to writing my books at the moment.Please feel free to drop in anytime.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  37. David, if you have the time…
    Congratulations! I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award.
    Here are the Liebster Blog Award (entirely optional) rules:
    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog (that’s me).
    2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you (that’s my site).
    3. Answer the questions posted for you in my blog.
    4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
    5. Present the Liebster Blog Award to three blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
    6. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

    Hugs, Teagan

    • Teagan you’re an absolute angel, thank you very much. I believe I might have had this award before but I’m honoured you should think of me. I’ll do my best to get it right.
      XXX Huge Hugs XXX

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  40. David I am so happy that we are connected on Linkedin. Your blog is so beautiful. Zany

  41. Hello,
    I just wanted to say thank-you for checking out my blog. Also, I have been working on an idea for a book that is post apocalyptic fantasy-fiction type with a cultural twist. I am 15 years old and attend a college prep- high school. I was snooping throughout your blog and I am honestly quite impressed! I have an outline of the main ideas of the book (it’s probably my 3rd edit) and always have a notebook and drawing pad with me, one so I can write what I think of, and the other to draw what I think of in case I can’t quite put it into words yet. I would love some pointers on writing this book, if you had the time!
    Thank-you,
    Jade

    • Hello Jade, thanks so much for dropping in and for the kind words. I’m not sure I’m the best person to ask about writing but let me tell you what I did. Firstly there are two types of writers, ones who structure everything by outlining their books chapter by chapter knowing what direction they want their story to take. The other type are the Pantsters like me who write something and see where it takes them so that the story evolves and writes itself. Like you, I used to carry a pad for ideas as they hit me.
      If you have a rough idea for the story and know who your characters are why not write a couple of chapters to see how you like it. Then see where those chapters lead you. Try to bring each one to a natural end, possibly with a touch of tension ready for the next chapter.Keep going like that until you finish and you can then re-read and edit it. There are lots of writing groups where you can get help with structure and advice as you’re going along. Mine might not help as my books are written in diary form. Most writers are happyto help an if you have specific queries I’ll gladly help if I can.
      Hugs xxx

  42. We Welsh are so modest we don’t understand that the world wouldn’t function without us.:) The Irish take all the credit. And yes, they do have Joyce and Yeats and Van Morrison and Bono… but heck, Tom Jones, Dylan Thomas, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Catherine Zeta Jones, Mary Hopkins, Lloyd George, and then myself and yourself? A true surfeit of genius! God is Welsh! Dylan Thomas said so!
    I would love to be interviewed by you, for my novel Kronos Duet. A lot of it is set in North Wales…
    Love your blog, and your sideburns. Nice work on both.:)

    • Not to mention Prince Madoc who of course ‘found’ America before Chris Columbus.
      I’d be delighted to interview you and will drop you a line. Anyone who compliments the whiskers is good, anyone who’s Welsh is brilliant.

  43. It’s a pleasure to meet you David Prosser. :)

  44. Hello again David. I’ve been reading your Barsetshire Diaries and laughing out loud. I love the style, the comedy, everything. It’s just perfect for the winter nights! Lovely book!!

    • Thanks so much Aldous. There’s nothing a writer likes as much as a compliment. I try to bring a smile to people’s faces and don’t understand why some hugely successful Publishing company don’t see it my way too and sign me up.They could pay me in pork pies ( as long as they were the right pork pies).
      Have a wonderful Christmas and keep the skis handy.

  45. 1gregwilliams

    David, nice to read “about” you. So happy you have met the love of your retirement – writing and sharing stories and interviews. Nice to meet you and hope to read more interviews. Best 2014 to you and yours !

    • Thanks so much Greg, nice to meet you too. I’m afraid the writing dried up on Chapter four of what would have been the fourth book then ( fifth now since the cat published one)and the urge hasn’t returned but the blog keeps me a happy bunny. Have a Fantastic New Year full of Love and Laughter.

  46. David, what a wonderful blog, I’m so glad that you found me and my summerhouse, thank you and for your wonderful comments and also for the follow. I am so inspired by you knowing that you started your writing career as a ‘late-bloomer’ like me. You give me great hope! I look forward very much to reading more, it’s lovely to meet you my new writer friend :-)

  47. David: Am very pleased to make your acquaintance through Teagan’s blog.

    Thank you for following Kooky Cookyng.

    I look forward to getting to know you through your posts.

    And here’s hoping that one day you will become a member of the Marmite fan club ;-).

  48. Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Awesome Blog Content award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/awesome-blog-content-award-thanks-anne/

  49. Congratulations on the award, David! You deserve it.
    Best,
    Jan

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  51. David, I so look forward to laughing alongside more of your humor and reading many more of your words. I shall wait with baited breath. Cheers!

  52. Hi there David,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is much appreciated,

    Eddie

  53. Hi David, I’ve found my way to your site via Marianne at East of Malaga. She gve you a great build-up so I am looking forward to reading more! SD

  54. Thanks David for stopping by and the follow. I can see why your wife demanded more. I thoroughly enjoy a wicked sense of humor and to make that come across on paper is hard to do. I look forward to reading more.

  55. David, Thank you kindly for the follow on my blog, Ink Flare. I am honored.
    I see that you are observing a difficult anniversary and send good wishes to you for kind memories

    • Hello Sharon, you’re very welcome to the follow. I thank you for your kindness. The anniversary has passed now and I survived. Each day is easier. You have a nice blog. xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  56. It has been a while since I said hello. I’ve been out of touch with humankind for a few months, really. I’m glad to hear that you got through the anniversary ok.
    I’m still reading my copy of Barsetshire Diaries, and loving it. It’s a charming book, and I use it to cheer myself up on bad days.
    I hope that spring is doing its magic where you are. We had a snowstorm two weeks ago here in Canada. Longest winter since the 70s!!
    Be well, David. :-)

    • Conspicuous by your absence.which I hope has not been through illness.
      Thank you, I survived intact and am doing well..
      Nothing could be nicer to hear than someone is enjoying your book and I’m no exception. I’m really pleased.
      Spring is doing nicely. We were promised a heat wave till the end of June after some snow last week. The snow didn’t materialise and you can guess the rest. We have had a few sunny but cool days which have now turned into a rainy period. Lets hoe we didn’t blink and miss Summer.
      I hope your snow has all gone and your spring is now back on track again.
      All the very best

      • Good to re-connect, David. I haven’t been ill (unless you count the last two weeks of back problems and sciatica) but have been buried in work, and seriously working out the right diet to counteract the weight gain associated with meds. Need to exercise, but since the back just blew, that will be put off for a bit.
        Here’s wishing you a lovely warm summer, with bright days and less rain.
        Keep yourself well.

      • Thank you, that’s very kind. If you ever find a way of getting rid of that weight with a mental exercise routine please let me know. Before you make your fortune that is. I currently look as though I’m pregnant.
        Keep well too and I hope the back soon improves.

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