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Andrew Wilkes
Andrew Wilkes
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Books: 2
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 6 January
  • Member Since: May 2018
  • Profile Views: 2,031
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    Crime Fiction Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Romantic Suspense Erotic Romance Dark Romance & Erotica Science Fiction Fantasy Horror
BIOGRAPHY

Who am I? It’s a reasonable question! I am a happily married man, I have three brilliant children and an adopted daughter who is now an adult.
I also have Autism, I wasn’t diagnosed with it until I was in my mid thirties. The Autism has been a little bit of a stumbling block, prior to being diagnosed I was medicated for something else and that made journeying into the world even harder.
I mentioned I was married, I am, to a wonderful women called Emma! Without her I wouldn’t be the man I am today and I certainly would not have my children. Emma has helped me through a great deal of woes, from depression to severe panic attacks that have left me physically unable to move...
What I do? I spend a fair bit of my time doting on my family, I think for all of us, our children are the reason we get up in the morning - the other I do is write.
Expectations, is the first book I have written by myself, the book isn’t a huge book, being around 67k words it’s just smaller than average. The story is set in a medieval world that is quickly becoming an industrial one and as a reader you get to experience that from the protagonists point of view.
Sal is a woodcarver by trade and uses that as a means to finance her travel around her kingdom, for the most part her interactions are civil, but they can turn bad... Explicit sex is in the book and graphic murder, I won’t go into detail because I think it’s better that a reader breaths the world a writer wrote, but I will say it is not for the faint of heart!
If anyone has a question, please do ask; I’ll be more than happy to answer.

Drew

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Expectations

Publish Date: Apr 26, 2018

Genre: Crime Fiction, Dark Romance & Erotica, Fantasy, Horror

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Expectations

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Publication Date: Apr 26, 2018

Crime Fiction, Dark Romance & Erotica, Fantasy, Horror

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Expectations: Bitter Sweet

Expectations: Bitter Sweet

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Publication Date: Feb 13, 2019

Crime Fiction, Thrillers, Dark Romance & Erotica, Fantasy, Horror

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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • What's the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
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      • andrew-wilkes 2 months Post AdminAuthor
      • No basis for comparison! Salarani is the main protagonist of Expectations. To write her i had to ask quite a few women some personal questions. I for instance don't have the same anatomy as a lady. Nor do i have the same emotional capability.
        I suffer from Asperger Syndrome, Emotionally speaking, I wasn't gifted well in that department. Though i have an amazing ability to listen and emulate. Sal is exactly that - Listening and emulating. Oddly she has been one of the largest emotional drains on me as a person. In some ways she has enabled me to connect to something deeper inside. She has changed me quite profoundly - in my understanding of myself and the human condition.
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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • If you could choose three people to invite for a dinner party, who would they be and why?
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      • andrew-wilkes 2 months Post AdminAuthor
      • The late Stephan Hawkins, I would have loved to theorise quantum physics with him.
        Anthony Hopkins, I don't know why, but there is something about him. I feel he may know something about the universe, something worth listening to.
        My Mum, Just to hear her voice 1 last time, to smell her hair and to hug her! I would trade 10 years of my life, just for that 1 moment.
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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • andrew-wilkes 2 months Post AdminAuthor
      • Indeed i do, you can only write emotional work if you are willing to become emotionally involved with your characters. there has to be value in it. Connect with your protagonist and imagine how you would feel in their shoes.
        If you write murder, go to the darkest pit in your mind and put yourself not only in the victims position, but the murderers too. imagine the blade cutting the skin, and it being your hand guiding the blade - smell the blood in the air and see the terror in the victims eyes. Imagine how scared you would be if you were being carved up like a Sunday roast.
        Writing is terribly draining on your emotions! The reward though after is incredible. To hear people raving about your work is the single most empowering moment you'll ever have.
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