CRICKET WEB BEST NEW WRITER 2015
My first stock car meeting was in 1987 at Odsal Stadium in Bradford. My dad told me that I had to pick a driver to support. I didn't know any of them, so I asked him for some suggestions. He pointed at a car with the number 53 on it and said 'that's John Lund, he's quite good!'
I'm a voracious reader. I finish at least one book a week, sometimes two or three. I try to read as widely as possible because it's good to see different writing styles. It helps me look at my own work with a critical eye.
I love to travel, although it's normally my wife who books the holidays. If I could book my dream trip, it would be to follow the path of the 1859 cricket tour to North America, including Montreal, New York, Philadelphia and Niagara Falls.
If I had to pick three desert island books I would probably go with the classics: Catch-22, Dracula and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
An author needs to have a dependable routine. It's easy to get distracted when you work at home. I tend to go to the gym first thing in the morning, then spend the rest of the morning researching, writing and editing. I have a long break for lunch and to catch up with odd jobs, then it's back to writing in the afternoon.
I'm a bit of a closet birder. My study window looks out over a little bit of woodland, and I'm occasionally put off writing by a treecreeper, nuthatch or woodpecker!
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