Interview with Author Maggie Abbott



What inspired you to write your first book?

I had an extraordinary experience in 1985 when I found out through a trick of fate that my close friend of two years was actually the same man who had set up my friends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in a drug bust that put them both in prison back in 1967.  That event had a stunning and long-lasting effect on all our lives then, but I had never met the mystery man, who infiltrated their lives, then disappeared and was never seen again.  So I was shocked; but intrigued enough to put the two stories together and create a work of fiction with the true facts and my imagination.

How did you come up with the title?

That was easy.  The man, who called himself David Jove, had presented himself to Mick and their friends as “The Acid King”, or “King David,” the man with the magical acid for a weekend trip.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Not in the writing itself, which usually flows well, as I plan story lines and timing.  The challenge comes in finding the time,  the mood and the seclusion to focus on writing as much as I want.

What genre do you consider your book(s)?

It’s suspense, but with literary and historical elements as it deals with real people and real events of the Eighties and the Sixties. The plot is concentrated into one short week and is as unpredictable as the characters are.

What are your expectations for the book?

I expect and hope that people will enjoy it as a good read and recommend it to their friends.  

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