Growing up in London in the 1960s—an exciting time, and place, to be a teenager, my passions were books and music. I always wanted to be a writer, but was diverted into writing music rather than books, and for the next thirty years I composed music for TV.
In 2007, I retired from the media music business and downshifted to Tenerife to focus on writing (initially, short stories, travel articles for magazines, a column in a local paper etc). Since then I’ve co-authored two novels with my wife and self-published one of my own.
I write for love. It’s my passion, and I’m very fortunate to ‘live my dream’ (to use the jargon of reality TV). Stories, characters, ideas and words are my obsession … and my motto is: ‘Keep Scribbling!’
My debut solo novel TOO CLOSE TO THE WIND, a philosophical thriller, was published in 2019. It’s a story of survival, an epic travel adventure, and a celebration of wind, surf, and the human spirit.
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Click on the links at the top of the page to read the BLURB and a look-behind-the-scenes AUTHOR’S COMMENTARY (which also has a sneak preview of some future projects).
The ABOUT ME page is a more revealing and entertaining version of the biog you’ll find in my books. It’s the story of my career as a musician, my return to my first love: writing, my obsession with wind, waves, adventure … and how the haircuts have reflected the zeitgeist of the decades I’ve lived through (complete with some occasionally embarrassing pics).
You can connect with me HERE and on my FaceBook page: Richard Attree – Author.