Short, Sharp Interview: Charlie Wade

Seven Daze PDB: Can give us the SP on Seven Daze?

Seven Daze is about a failed first time contract killer, Jim, who gets lumbered with a ten grand debt and only one week to pay. Not having any cash himself, he decides the banking community should do the decent thing and bail him out.

PDB: How did you get involved with Caffeine Nights Publishing?

I got very lucky and submitted during one of their rare open for submission periods. And I blackmailed Darren as well of course.

PDB: Which other books have you published/ been published in?

I’ve had short stories in Off The Record, True Brit Grit and a few other anthologies. One of the other books I’ve written, The Bailout, was available for a while but it’s currently being re-written.

PDB: Are social media useful for a writer or just a waste of time?

Don’t know. It’s good to meet other writers, and I’ve definitely read people’s writing and found authors I wouldn’t have otherwise. But, I find there’s a temptation to spend time where you should be writing doing other things. I suppose it’s like anything, helpful when in moderation.

PDB: What music, books, films or  whatever have blown your skirt up recently?

I’m still trapped in the 80’s and 90’s in spirit so a lot of new stuff passes me by, but the latest Fall lp Re-Mit was as good as ever. 11/22/63 by Stephen King is I think one of the best books he’s ever written, and the new series of Luther looks worth watching.

PDB: Where can people find out more about your books?

I’ve got a blog  http://batteriesarentincluded.blogspot.co.uk/ and my author page at Caffeine Nights is here http://www.caffeine-nights.com/charlie-wade.html