Guest Feature – Mick Arnold

It gives me great delight to introduce author Mick Arnold to Patricia’s Pen. Mick is here to chat about his writing. Without further ado, it’s over to Mick.

My Writing

Mick Arnold

First, my confession, I have not always wanted to write. Phew, I feel so much better for getting that off my chest, I only hope you’re still reading this!

After I’d recovered from this illness, I became interested in writing after I’d read the book, ‘the Xmas Factor’ by Annie Sanders. This was the first ‘chick-lit’ book I’d ever read, as before I’d been into sci-fi and/or fantasy, though not hard-core. My first love was and still is, the late and unsurpassed, Terry Pratchett. He’s still the one author I’ll go to if I need to get into a good place. Anyway, I only read that book after being urged to by my lady wife. After reading this, I got up the next day and before I knew what was happening, I’d begun to type.

I didn’t know what I was doing and certainly I had no intention of beginning to write a book. Somehow, I was still sat there at midnight and by the same time the next day, somehow, I had the first few chapters of what ended up as my first completed book done. That’s still in the bottom of a metaphorical drawer.

I then took a few years off, and was convinced to take up the laptop again by a friend who advised me to try something new. When she told me this, I was watching a documentary on the women of the WW2 Air Transport Auxiliary service. This led into an afternoon of research on the internet and the bare-bones of what became, ‘A Wing and a Prayer’ began to take shape.

After I managed to get this published came the panic. Oh heck! What do I do for a follow up? Fortunately, I’m a bit of a history buff and there’re plenty of stories out there which I need to tell about these girls. Family comes in strange packages and these girls are now mine.


About Mick Arnold

Mick spent sixteen years roaming around the world, courtesy of HM Queen Elizabeth II – gawd bless her – in the RAF.

He loves traveling, and the music of the Beach Boys, Queen, Muse, and Bon Jovi. Books play a large part in his life, not only writing, but also reading and reviewing, as well as supporting his many author friends.

He’s the proud keeper of two Romanian Were-Cats bent on world domination, and enjoys the theatre and humouring his Man Utd-supporting wife.






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3 thoughts on “Guest Feature – Mick Arnold

  1. Mick Arnold March 8, 2022 / 4:43 pm

    Many, many thanks for having me, Patricia. I had a wonderful time!

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