It is not true that you are only as old as you feel: some days I feel about a hundred and ninety, so that can't be right; other days I feel about thirty-five - a very stiff and wrinkly thirty-five, I will admit.
I write, in fact I wrote a story called 'Scribo Ergo Sum', chiefly because I like to show off what a clever bugger I am.
I do not sell. Once I have written the story I just want to publish it and move on to the next idea. I would like people to read my work but I find it hard to promote myself. I developed a system of self-efacement that served me well in my working life but I think that I will have to find a new strategy.
Brendan Gisby is very kind about my stories. He wrote a wonderful review of my first novel - Thoth: Divine Words - that you can read on the Amazon Kindle site. Even Cally Phillips damned me with faint praise: 'You could do worse than read Alasdair McPherson'.
I try to find words that will encourage folk to dip into my stories but I have not yet mastered the craft of writing so I cannot say, hand on heart, that you are missing great literature if you leave me unread. Once I do make it you will all wish that you had been in on the ground floor. Be warned that I will put my prices sky high when that happens!
My third novel is in final editing. It starts with the time Jesus spent in Britain, meanders through the Roman conquest of the other bit of Britain and finishes with the first bishop of Britain converting the druids to Celtic Christianity.
Waiting for a large helping of rabo de torro - oxtail stew to you and me - my favourite food
Neither fast nor secure but picturesque. My daughter wanted to ride a camel and I wanted a bike so the cuddies were a compromise!