About Frederick Anderson

Frederick Anderson, author – living with wife Sylvia and dog Honey in Weardale, County Durham, England.'face lubrication a speciality     As you can see, Honey adds a great deal of essential input to my work.

From school in Exeter and a little town called Wiveliscombe (yes, that’s right – the locals call it Wils’combe) in the southwest of England,  I learned to love the written word.   Since then I’ve just kept on learning – or so I hope!     I believe a book should contain certain essential elements:  characters the reader can believe in – they should leap from the page – a plot that moves along, and a backcloth I have described well enough for my reader to see in all its colours!

A book is not a vehicle for my personal opinions, my politics or my beliefs.   A work of fiction is an escape.  A work of fiction is a story.

This year I relinquished my membership of British Mensa.  I only mention it so you can have a bit of confidence in my logical thought processes!  Why did I decide to leave?  I decided after some thirty years of membership that I couldn’t discover any point in being part of a club that openly boasts it has ‘no opinions’.  Anyway, I’m sure my original tested IQ figure of 160 has diminished with the years, so I felt a bit of a fraud.

Back to writing;  after all, that’s what I’m here for.

All my characters are drawn from different aspects of people I have met, or known, or observed as the world passes by.   I hope you will like them.  Oh yes, and Honey gets a part in my next book – under a different name, of course!

6 thoughts on “About Frederick Anderson”

  1. Hello and thank you for visiting and following “mon petit blog!” I like yours too; you have an engaging writing style. I look forward to reading more!

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  2. Hello Frederick! I have been given the Liebster Award, which means I get to nominate 11 other bloggers. I really appreciate your writing, and I’d like to nominate you. Participation is optional. Thanks for being an awesome blogger.

    http://benjaminbrede.com/2014/06/11/the-liebster-award/

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  3. Hi Frederick. Like your about me page especially the photo with you and your lovely dog Honey. I remember you commenting on my blog when we adopted Koko. You know what ? you were right he does rule our life to an extent.We even have to go to bed at 11-0’clock prompt ,how do dogs know the time? He knows his walk times also and much more ,he is so intelligent. And as I said before well behaved so a pleasure to have. What age is Honey ?

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    • Hi Rita! I’m ashamed – I didn’t discover your comment sooner. I have summer excuses. Honey? Lovely? Seriously? Honey is a lovely dog (I think I am permitted to say that) and as she is not present at this moment (she is camping out beside the bed trying to prise my wife from it) I can reveal her age, which is 6. You know I think I owe her another blog, because there is so much I haven’t revealed, like her very selective choice of companions. Some she barks at, some she loves – unfortunately my sons are on the bark and maim if possible list – and some she completely ignores. This extends to passers-by, making me think there are certain characters out there she’d be perfectly happy to admit. They could rob us blind, as long as she liked them.
      The timekeeping thing is amazing. Like Koko, Honey insists upon bedtime, also knows TV signature tunes and relates them to activities, and has now learned the word ‘walk’ in three languages. I’m sure she would talk if she could; she certainly makes noises in that direction.

      Health and long life to Koko – the time passes so quickly. I often wonder at how tragically we under-estimate the intelligence and loyalty of dogs. Those who have never owned one miss so much in life.

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  4. Thanks for you nice reply Frederick. Yes, please put another post on your blog about Honey. She sounds adorable, and so like Koko who I swear would go off with anyone as he loves people. which amazes me because, as I said he was a rescue dog who had been dumped. Animals are so forgiving aren’t they.

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