Tell us a bit about yourself: b. 1940. Resident in the UK. Writer of poetry, literary criticism, speculative fiction and romance. Main poetry collection Prickling Counterpoints (1998); poems published in online International Times. Eco poetry collection, An Ever River, published by The Palewell Press, 2018. Main speculative works High Wired On (2002); Rock Bottom (2005). Translation of Spanish epic La Araucana, Amazon 2013. Romances: Dreamtime Sensuality I & II: Explorations; Further Explorations; Pearlman, Self’s Blossom – all available on Amazon. Self-published collection of erotic poetry and artwork, Sensual Rhapsody, 2015. Singer-songwriter/guitarist. Main CD albums Bacteria Shrapnel and Kaleidoscope Concentrate. Many tracks on You Tube, under ‘Dave Russell’. Editor of online magazine Poetry Express Newsletter, produced by Survivors Poetry and Music.
How do you find time to write? I must use slots of time available between various part-time jobs. It's a bit of a juggling act
What’s your publishing tips? Do a thorough trawl on the internet, and try out any outfit that seems to be on your wavelength
Any promotional and marketing tips? Circulate all the review sites. Also approach online journals where you might place excerpts from your work. Also look up other writers and propose review exchanges with anyone who seems to be your type.
Tell us about your recent book: “Pearlman,” by David Russell, is a novella of unparalleled breadth and a first-rate work of speculative fiction. It also draws on scientific accounts as it considers various issues, including synchronicities between nature and history. The writing is lush, and it pulls the reader into the story.. Myth, history, the earth, and science meet, mate, collide and get compressed and then decompressed into a panorama of the past, present and future possibilities for humanity.
Anything else you would like to add: My other titles are: my translation of the Spanish epic La Araucana, which helped to inspire Pearlman; my romantic stories: Dreamtime Sensuality I & II; Explorations; Further Explorations; Self's Blossom; my poetry collections: Sensual Rhapsody and An Ever River.
Groot the puppy, my faithful companion, sits by my side while I write my stories.