Writing for me is not just a hobby, or a way of creating an income, though both have a part to play in my writing enjoyment; I simply just have to write.
Sometimes I wake in the early hours, with my characters having a discussion, and if I’m not quick with pen and notebook I may miss the gem of a clip of conversation or a unique development to the plot. My mind is like an artesian well, stories, situations, video clips, and character conversations just bubble up and overflow, demanding to be told.
I have written magazine articles, a factual book on guitar making, short stories and plays. But my greatest joy is creating and writing the traditional action adventure story. You know the type; hero lives a humdrum existence, is thrown into a life threatening situation, overcomes adversity, and escapes to live another day, except being a bit worse for wear.
Now I spend my days writing, giving talks, being a househusband and gregarious grandfather, going for walks with my wife, cycling, and tending my allotment.
This is the provisional cover for the book I’m currently writing.
Click on the cover for a sample of the first chapter