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Andrew R Williams Author – Interview

Andrew R Williams Author – Interview
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?

Answer from Andrew R Williams.  I’ve moved around a bit. I was born in Warrington, UK, lived with my parents in Droylsden (Near Manchester) for nine years, and then they moved to Frodsham in Cheshire. I have lived most of my married life in Rainhill (Near St Helens and Liverpool), which is famous for the steam locomotive trials in 1829. The Rocket won the day.

Rainhill Rocker

Have you won any awards for your writing or books?

I have won a writing award for  Marooned.










Tell us your latest news? 

My latest novel Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake, is about to be published.

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Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake

Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake



A brief synopsis

Michael Ventiquatro is the charismatic leader of the S & B Progressive Party and has ambitions to win a massive majority in the UK Parliament and gain total power.

As Ventiquatro is wealthy and funded by his multinational company, Slash & Byrne Enterprises, money is no object.

The power-hungry Ventiquatro is distributing Ambronootrop, a Superdrug banned in the USA, because of the side effects it caused. Undeterred, Ventiquatro convinces his followers they will reach Fulfilment  if they take Ambronootrop and tow the S & B Progressive Party line

Fulfilment is when a Party follower is converted into a Superior (as opposed Homo Sapiens).

With S & B thugs intimidating the UK population, very few people are prepared to stick their heads above the parapet. Even the media and the police avoid confrontation with the S & B Progressive Party.

Ventiquatro instructs his second-in-command and loyal follower, Arthur Epistrone, to mastermind a series of underhand attacks on democracy. The objective is to ensure that the S & B Progressive Party Party triumphs at the next general election.

After organising a successful nerve gas attack on Parliament, many MPs die. Epistrone also engages Honey Pursamon. Her task is to “Honey Trap” surviving members of Parliament and discredit them. This is called Operation Trouser Snake.

John St.Saviour, the MP for Upper Penstock, is one of the first MPs to fall into Honey Pursamon’s trap. Photographed naked and engaged in sex with Honey Pursamon whilst under the influence of drugs, St.Saviour faces a dilemma.

As the UK population dislikes MPs and always believes in the worst-case scenarios,  does St.Saviour fight Ventiquatro’s machinations and risk his marriage and political career?

What inspired you to write Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake ?
Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake

Playing Dirty: Operation Trouser Snake



I am hoping to write a sequel to them both in the future.

How did you come up with the title? 

Like the ventriloquist’s dummy in horror movies, sometimes the characters take over. The working title always was, Playing Dirty.

Then, one of my characters,  Michael Ventiquatro, called the honeytrap operation “Operation Trouser Snake” and instructed me to use it. How could I disobey someone as powerful as Michael Ventiquatro?


When and why did you begin writing? 
First book

First book

My first book was a technical manual designed to ensure that my three drafts-people standardised their detailing. This was then published by the illustrated Carpenter and Joiner. Spon took over and asked me to write Domestic Building Surveys and Practical Guide to Alterations and Extensions.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Once I’d published Domestic Building Surveys, and Practical Guide to Alterations and Extensions knew that I could write.

 Do you have a specific writing style?

In America, I think I’d be called a Pantser. Although I do attempt to plot, my books tend to evolve.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 

 The novel is based on sci-fi and politics. Politicians always want more power.

How much of the book is realistic? 

 Tipham doesn’t exist, (as far as I know), but all the places described are based upon the North West of England and incorporate parts of local cities, towns and villages in my region. I have never taken drugs, but as a surveyor, I went around a drug dealer’s house. It’s all grist to the mill.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? 

I’ll show my age and quote from Dragnet. “The Names Have Been Changed To Protect The Innocent.”

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I hope you like my novels. If you want to know more, please connect with me.

E: andrew@andrewrwilliamsauthor.co.uk


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