For many years I have had a love of books. Since I was a child I’ve been an avid reader, mostly of sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, but also other genres have piqued my interest from time to time.
In the sci-fi vein, ISAAC ASIMOV, ARTHUR C. CLARKE and ROBERT HEINLEIN were constant favourites. My loft still has several boxes of well-thumbed paperback books by all three within it, some in better condition than others!
For fantasy, there is really only one.
I was informed by a mate at school that I should read The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R.TOLKEIN. I grabbed it from the library and took it home… not immediately grasping the concept of what Hobbits were all about, nor the possible location of Middle Earth itself. I only lasted until the middle of the first chapter and then took it back, totally unmoved by it and disinterested.
A few years afterwards, I again read the novel, starting at the first page I hardly put it down until I got to the end. On average, I’ve read it again every two or three years.
I have been writing sci-fi and other stories since I was a teenager, dabbling in the written word from time to time in between pursuing other interests (such as my love of music) and also my ‘real-world’ job as an IT Consultant. During the past year however, I’ve decided to put other pursuits to one side and concentrate on my writing.
I find that my writing these days is not confined to one particular genre or another, and I tend to develop ideas recently as they come.
I have at least one epic series within me (THE VINLARION CHRONICLES) which has been developing upon the far-off world of Numenol for at least the last twenty or so years. I have a couple of projects which I’m working on at the moment, but undoubtedly I know that I will return to this soon. I must…it deserves to be released from my head at last!
I currently am 56 years old, and like many others of my age, am finding it difficult to grow up.
I am married to Sandra, my long-suffering companion of more years than we both care to mention, and have three grown-up children with a beautiful grand-daughter Paige who tends to keep me young.
I live in Liverpool UK and am not in the least interested in football.