A. B. Patterson is an award-winning Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later he was a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Born in Sydney, he grew up in Europe, returning to Australia as an adult and commencing his career in law enforcement, and other government agencies.
He lives in Sydney and loves to holiday in France. Harry’s World is his first book, and it has won several awards internationally. He is currently working on the sequel, Harry's Quest, as well as several other projects.
More about me - my themes...
Okay, let's get past the official blurb above, and talk about what makes me tick. I read an article somewhere, in amongst all the stuff I've read about writing and being an author, that said you should pick 7 themes that define you as an author.
Now, I never like being told I "should" do anything. I actually think the word "should" is worthy of eradication from the English language, or at least being put on the "almost never use" list. To me, it has become synonymous with people trying to control others (one of my themes - power).
Anyhow, I moved past my objection to "should" and thought that it would be actually a very worthwhile exercise to try and isolate 7 themes for me as an author. I think reflecting on one's themes is very valuable in focussing the mind, and therefore the writing. Which, as an author, is what it is all about.
So, here they are, the 7 themes for my work:
More discussion to come...
She sashayed up to him like a vixen on heat, flame red hair and eyes like molten honey.
- Harry's World
- Harry's World