I've created stories since a child, but it wasn't until it became a requirement at senior school for these to be written complete with grammar and punctuation that I recognised my forte. Even by age eleven my ambition was to have a book in the local library carrying my name down its spine.
It proved a longer road than I'd anticipated, as all good things are. Along the route I've done stints as a speaker and workshop leader, a creative writing tutor, and a reader for a London literary consultancy. And became a published author of 70+ short stories covering a wide range of genres, novels and novellas, three series and numerous stand-alone how-to articles for the writing press, culminating in a non-fiction guide Reading A Writer's Mind.
My most quirky? Writing a Western for a dare. Wipe yur boots an' tip yur hat to Tyler Brentmore. I shall have to make a return visit to that gent; he'll be running out of vittles.
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