Prologue of novel on Amazon — can also be read on website.
Originally from Leeds in Yorkshire, I knew I wanted to be a writer from the age of fifteen but for a long time, teenage angst poetry notwithstanding, resisted the urge to actually do any writing. I was, like many would be writers, more interested in the idea than the reality.
At some point in my twenties I developed a passion for theatre and consequently dabbled in writing for the stage, writing several plays, sketches and monologues, some of which were actually performed. A TV screenplay submitted to Channel 4 television returned with expressions of interest but ultimately came to naught.
Later in life I turned once again to poetry and dabbled with song lyrics. The idea of actually writing something as challenging as a book only occurred to me once I entered my fifties and my first novel, COMING HOME, was published in 2011, although it is currently unavailable as I decided it needs extensive revision. My second novel, ARRIVAL, was published in 2015.