Thursday, May 26, 2016

T.A. Williams Stranded on a desert island

Please welcome T.A.Williams, author of What happens in the Alps..., as he tackles our Desert Island Interview!

About T.A.:

Firstly, my name isn't T A. It's Trevor. I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, "Dirty Minds" one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn't possibly comment. Ask my wife...
I've written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I'm enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador. 
I've been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she's right.

Connect with Trevor:
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T.A.Williams Stranded on a Desert Island

If you could only have one book with you, what would it be?

I suppose the best book would be “How to survive on a Desert Island”, but I can’t find that on Amazon. Although I write fiction I don’t read a lot of it so I’d opt for something non-fiction and long. At the moment I’m hooked on the First World War so maybe Mark Thompson’s excellent “The White War”.

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with?

If a windsurfer counts as a luxury, then a windsurfer. I love the sport and it might even help me get round the island without getting eaten by a shark.

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use?

The kind of massive, sharp knife that Crocodile Dundee carries round with him. Would help with food, construction, defence…

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy?

Although I thoroughly enjoy myself if I’m at a party, I quite enjoy solitude. So, no, I don’t think it would drive me any crazier than I already am.

If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be?

My wife. She’s a clever woman and a very practical person.

What modern technology would you miss the most?

My computer, so I could carry on writing.

What food or beverage would you miss the most?

Probably wine. 

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue?

Psychologically I reckon I could manage a fairly long time. Of course, if the food was terrible I might crack sooner!

What is the first thing you would do when rescued?

Open a bottle of ice cold champagne and write a book about my experiences.

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return?

“What Happens on a Desert Island” coming out in three months time. Pre-order now.”

What happens in the Alps...


Two years ago, Annie Brewer’s life was turned upside down when her adrenaline-junkie husband died in a tragic climbing accident. So she’s hoping that moving to the beautiful village of Santorso in the Italian Alps will finally put her life back on track!


She might be going into business with her oldest friend – notorious lady-charmer Matt Brown – but men are definitely out of the question for Annie! That is, until she bumps into tall, dark and delicious Alessandro Lago on the ski slopes…and spontaneously says ‘Yes’ to a date!

It must be the crisp, mountain air but suddenly, anything seems possible. The only trouble is, chivalrous Matt is looking more gorgeous than ever…

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