At February’s Author Event at Molesey Library - on Tuesday 20th February - local author David Lindsley will speak about his own writing career and draw on this experience to tell us something about how the writing process works in our current digital age. How for instance does employing a ‘real-life’ publishing agent compare with self-publishing using the likes of lulu.com and Amazon’s Create Space?
David, now resident in Hampton Wick, took up writing himself after three decades of travelling the world in his job as a professional engineer working in the power sector. Perhaps no surprise then that David featured an engineer, Dan Foster, as the hero of his first novel “Far Point’, which centres on how a corrupt politician’s actions endanger the safety of a Chines nuclear power station.
Encouraged when ‘Far Point’ won first prize in a literary contest, David wrote two more Dan Foster novels, ‘The Darkfall Switch’ about a disaster which hits Central London and ‘Blind Danger’ which sees Foster teaming up with a crusading American lawyer to take on an international energy conglomerate. Continuing the engineering theme, David has also published ‘Ribbons of Steel’ about a Victorian locomotive engineer working on the railways in India (the land of David’s birth).