Today in my Illuminating Authors series, David Williams stops by to say hello! David Williams, one of my favorite friends from across the pond, has one of the more poignant stories in A Journey of Words, the travel-themed anthology in which we are both included. His story, “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” will make you think, laugh and cry, and restore your faith in the human race. A Journey of Words, from Scout Media can be found in paperback and e-book format worldwide. Below is David’s interview.
Author Name: David Williams
Title of your AJOW story: Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Post a brief synopsis of your AJOW story: A man, recently diagnosed with lung cancer, decides to travel Route 66 as his last hurrah.
What inspired you to write this story? My dad did Route 66 a few years ago and decided to do it again this year. It was around the time he decided to go again that I had the idea for the story.
How long have you been writing? Since around 2013, had an idea while in the shower, which I am working on as my first novel.
What genre do you usually write in and why? The novel I am working on is a Crime Thriller, which I hope will be the beginning of a series.
What else are you working on writing at the moment? My novel needs some attention after a hiatus to write Get Your Kicks … and I am developing ideas for A Haunting of Words.
What advice do you have to give to new writers? Write as often as you can and never give up. Join a writing group of fellow writers to learn from such as Fiction Writing on Facebook.