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PDB: Can you pitch THE TEESIDE VERSES in 25 words or less?
AS: A journey with words, a good ride, sometimes bumpy, always fun. No regrets.
PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?
AS: The xx - co-exist. Good album. Book: Dark Matter - Michelle Paver - Film - Watched 'Dirty Harry' for the umpteenth time.
PDB: Is it possible for a writer to be an objective reader?
AS:Yes, why not?
PDB Do you have any interest in writing for films, theatre or television?
AS: How much will it pay?
PDB: How much research goes into your writing?
AS: I researched my brain for thoughts and memories for 'TheTeesside Verses'.
PDB: How useful or important are social media for you?
AS: It's important. But I could live without it. The modern day curse is that anyone can contact you any time. Sometimes I want to be invisible. And alone.
PDB: What’s on the cards for 2013?
AS: Get my quirk-punk funk band together. Possibly die my hair. Possibly start to give a damn.
You can find out more about The Teeside Verses here at this cracking Teeside based blog, The Smell Of Water.
And there's more of Alan's writing here at WORDSHED.