I’m interviewing Derek Ansell today, author of contemporary romance “Sex and Sensibility”. Enjoy.
1) Please tell us about yourself.
I spend a lot of my time writing now; I write for a jazz magazine and a newspaper regularly and I write novels and biogs to please myself.
2) Tell us about your book.
S&S is about a man trying to come to terms with having a serious illness and not losing his libido. it is about love and life and sex and how people react to changed or different circumstances.
3) What inspired you to write “Sex and Sensibility”?
I honestly just wanted to write a book that was true to life with real characters that were completely believable.
4) How many hours do you write per week?
I never count but it is mostly half of every day.
5) If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
I’ll go for Shakespeare, Evelyn Waugh and Scott Fitzgerald.
6) What are you working on at the moment?
Nothing yet but I am thinking in terms of a follow up to the characters in S&S.
Sex and Sensibility
Author: Derek Ansell
Tommy Fraser seems to have it all – a beautiful wife, an exciting past, and a vibrant life still ahead of him. But when suddenly confronted with the diagnosis of a possible life-threatening illness, his concerns are not only for his own mortality but his overwhelming desire to continue as a fully functioning, sexual male.
His soulmate and wife of thirty years, Cathy, is with him all the way, in total support and accompanying him to all hospital visits. Faced with an uncertain future, Tommy finds himself reflecting back on the past and his life before Cathy…a life that saw him with a different woman in almost every town he visited.
Debbie, Mandy, Diana, and all the many others are in the distant past, but are they gone forever? Is Tommy’s past about to catch up with him? And does Cathy know more about the man she loves and his colourful former life than she is letting on?
Derek Ansell was born in London and has lived in Newbury, Berkshire UK for the past forty years. He writes regular features and record/book reviews on music for Jazz Journal magazine along with music and theatre criticism for a Berkshire weekly newspaper. He is married and has three daughters, three grand-daughters and two grandsons.