London born Albert Woods likes to describe his short stories as a mixture of teasers, whodunits, stings-in-the-tail and occasional black humour.
With a varied professional background â€“ Lloydâ€™s Underwriter and subsequent staff management directorships â€“ he feels he brings a measure of observed human behaviour to his fictional outings.
Currently, two of his novels are selling on Amazon Kindle â€“ â€˜Eighteen to Twelveâ€™ and â€˜The Price of Fishâ€™ â€“ the former a serious crime piece, the latter an outrageous comedy.
Aside from writing, Albertâ€™s other passion is music. He is an instrumentalist and has written a modern musical entitled â€˜Rockferatuâ€™. Efforts to stage it are ongoing and promising.
Albert Woods in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1986 in a remote cottage in Hampshire, UK.
What do you love about short stories?The skill of conveying a story in few words.
Do you write in other forms?Novels and music.
What distracts you from writing?The pub.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Music, music and music.
What is your favourite book?Friends in High Places - Paxman.
Who are your favourite writers?Jeremy Paxman, Agatha Christie and Too many to name.
Where is your dream location?Portmeirion, North Wales.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Reality TV shows.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Develop a hard shell against criticism and keep going.
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