My heroes have been Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan and Charles Dickens. At a young age I always had the desire to write; but, never knew how to harness it. I had a outstanding mentor in the form of my High School Creative Writing teacher, Mr.Craig Facwett. In the late 1980s and early 1990s I won several national poetry awards and several of my poems published . In 1991I won the Golden Poet Award. I graduated from the Institute of Children's Literature with a associate's degree in Creative Writing. In Sept 2016 I wrote and published my first novel :The Haunting of Donan Castle.