Author Q&A With Richard Wall @writinblues #FatManBlues

The Real You Author Blog Spot ~ By Kelly Lacey 

Richard Wall hawking his wares at Upton Blues Festival 2016

I am delighted to have Mr Richard Wall author of Fat Man Blues as our first author blog.

I asked Richard some questions and here in his own words are his replies, enjoy.

Describe yourself using three words?

Tall, Proud, Magnificent, Deluded and Innumerate

 What inspired you to write your first novel?

A chance encounter with a fat man in a blues bar in Clarksdale, Mississippi USA

 What time of day do you like to write? 

Evenings mostly, but whenever I get the opportunity.

 What is your favourite book and why?

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry.  It’s a superb western Odyssey, I urge everyone to at least take a look at it. It’s a magnificent book.

Are the characters in your book based on real people?

The main character is based on me.  A couple of historic blues singers make an appearance, other characters are based on an amalgam of blues characters.

What’s your favourite word?


If you were a colour what would it be?


Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow? 

I go with the flow. I tried planning once, and wasted three weeks of my life. Dreadful business.

Who is your favourite Author? 

James Lee Burke

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose? 

I’d have Hannibal Lecter retire to run a B&B on the South Coast.

Are you working on a new project?

 I’m writing the sequel to Fat Man Blues, and a short story called Hank Williams’ Cadillac.

Twitter –  @writinblues

Facebook Page – Richard Wall Author

Your Website – I have an occasional blog at

Fat Man Blues  By Richard Wall 

Source ~ Amazon


“Hobo John” is an English blues enthusiast on a pilgrimage to present-day Mississippi. One night in Clarksdale he meets the mysterious Fat Man, who offers him the chance to see the real blues of the 1930s. Unable to refuse, Hobo John embarks on a journey through the afterlife in the company of Travellin’ Man, an old blues guitarist who shows him the sights, sounds and everyday life in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way, the Englishman discovers the harsh realities behind his romantic notion of the music he loves and the true price of the deal that he has made.

Purchase your copy here ~ Amazon UK

Thank you Mr Wall for your time. I hope you see you back again with book two.




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