About me

In the beginning…

So, about me, huh? Okay… Born and raised on the south coast of England, I’ve been wondering around this planet since the 1980’s. Which means that, if I were a car, I would be well on my way to being vintage by now. This thought amuses and depresses me in equal measure. But, I digress…

I have always enjoyed both reading and writing. Whilst still at school, I often wrote the stories which burst into my mind, filling notebooks with them before throwing them away when I was done. This never struck me as odd. It’s just how I was.

Add to that a hunger to read anything which amused me, and maybe I should have taken the hint to start writing sooner.

But, instead, I spent over fifteen years in the communications and IT industries, running my own businesses and writing marketing fluff whenever I could.

…let there be words!

That was until mid-2016 when my partner asked me what I wanted to do with my life. Not just for now, but the rest of my days. I was surprised by how obvious the answer was; I want to write. Blogs. Short stories. Novels. All of it.

And so here we are, since late 2017 I have been working on my first novel, Relative Horizon, which has now been joined by a second, unrelated novel, The Walls of Tartarus, a third about Stuart The Barbarian and a clutch of short stories too.

I am also a freelance copy and blog writer for hire. So, if you’re looking to have a fine edge put on your website’s words or need a blog crafted to perfection, drop me a line.

It’s been a wild ride so far (writing is vastly more exciting than one might, at first, think) and I look forward to seeing what happens from here.

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