Albert Woods

Albert Woods

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 – Lloyd’s Underwriter and subsequent staff management directorships – he feels he brings a measure of observed human behaviour to his fictional outings.

Currently, two of his novels are selling on Amazon Kindle – ‘Eighteen to Twelve’ and ‘The Price of Fish’ – the former a serious crime piece, the latter an outrageous comedy.

Aside from writing, Albert’s other passion is music. He is an instrumentalist and has written a modern musical entitled ‘Rockferatu’. 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.

Work by Albert Woods:

Thrice Deny Me
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Strange goings on at the parish church. Good Friday's not so good.
Cheat the Hangman
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Sometimes Abel might feel uneasy about a roping if, say, his victim was young and misguided, or an abused female. But mostly he couldn't give a damn. He couldn't afford to. It was a job that had to be done, and done well; a skill; a craft.
Wrong Again, Karen
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"But I've not done Indian," I told Karen. And besides, the boys are not from India." "It's all the same to them," she said, her cheeky blue eyes sparkling with self-confidence. "Just whip up something hot. They'll love it."
Norman's Dog
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It was Cormley Crag's gruesome history that kept the faint-hearted villagers away. All stayed tight-lipped on the subject - except old Norman.
Goffin's Coffin
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Ha ha... tee hee... we chortled with glee As we buried the pinchfist Goffin None of us ever liked him much Which was why we bought him a coffin Spot of black comedy here
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Jeremy wonders if he's going mad. Everybody else can see reporter Jill Gibbs on the TV. Why can't he?

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