Author Q&A: Vengeance by Roger A Price

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Today I'm doing a Question and Answer with author Roger A. Price, a crime fighter turned crime writer. Price spent over thirty years in the police; retiring as a detective inspector in charge of a covert undercover drugs unit which achieved national acclaim. He served on various units and squads and saw service across the UK, Europe and beyond. Although Price cannot write about the events he encountered, he does base his crime fiction on his many experiences; some of which were good, some not so good.
‘VENGEANCE’ is the second novel in Price's 'Badge and the Pen' series which follows the fortunes of detective inspector Vinnie and his unlikely ally TV reporter Christine, where they both face the most unlikely of threats, as they race to save lives. This blog post is slightly different to my usual blog posts as this is part of the blog tour for Price's new book Vengeance. 

So Roger, what is the first book you remember reading or having read to you?
Not sure which one exactly, but my love of reading fiction came from reading Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ series as a child. I just loved the way her stories fuelled my young imagination and took me to different place.
Who is your favourite literary character?
There have been so many, but I love Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, and I’m not sure why? Child doesn’t develop the character over his books, as such, but I just love him. Perhaps the lack of authorial intervention simply allows the reader to fill in the blanks. It certainly works for me. I also love Stephen Leather’s Dan ‘Spider’ Shepard.
Which book have you always meant to get around to reading, but still not read?
Any of Earnest Hemingway’s. No excuses, I must go and buy one today. I love some of his quotes; like ‘Always write drunk, but edit sober’.
If you could only take one book with you on a desert island, which would it be?
It would have to be a long one, perhaps it would be time to give War and Peace a try?
What are you currently reading?
Just about to start Takedown by Stephen Leather. (Or should that be one of Hemingway’s? – I’ll do one next).
Who would be at your dream dinner party (alive, dead or fictional)?
Marty Felman, Doctor Who, Spike Milligan and Vinnie Palmer and Christine Jones, of course! Oh and Laurel and Hardy too.
What's the best advice you have ever received?
Don’t eat yellow snow!!
What's the worst advice you have ever received?
Do eat yellow snow!!
Who is your hero or heroine (real or fictional)?
Anyone who encourages others, who is positive and constructive. I can’t stand people who take pleasure in bringing others down.
Where are you happiest?
I quite enjoy it when I can get out on my motorbike on a sunny day.
Who would you like to star in the film of your life?
Clint Eastwood – but a younger version, of course.
Describe your best ever holiday.
My last one; it’s always the last one.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Be very, very childish and have lots of fun.
If I joined you on your perfect day, what would we be doing?
Being very, very childish and having lots of fun.
What do you think is the best thing about social media?
It’s great to be able to connect direct with people who have read your work. When someone takes the trouble to tell you how much they have enjoyed something which you have created, it really, really inspires.
And the worst...?!

Photos of peoples’ lunches, or pints of beer???

Roger A. Price is also doing a Vengeance giveaway. If you'd like to enter please click here.

Vengenance is now avaliable to buy in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. To purchase Vengenance from follow the links below: 

Until Next Time,

Alice x

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Alice for having as your guest today, it was great fun answering your questions, cheers, Roger.