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I'm a full-time fiction author and have been writing books for the last nine years. Before this, I spent thirty-five years in the IT industry, during which time I wrote many hundreds of training manuals.
I turned my attention to fiction during the summer of 2009. Armed with an A4 pad and a ballpoint pen, I unleashed a stream of consciousness—some forty thousand words—before drawing breath. Writing with such unbridled passion was new to me; it was a far cry from technical authoring. The excitement of not knowing where the narrative was going spurred me on, as do the characters I invent.
The award-winning Hole Opportunity was the first product of my imagination, and The Unexpected Consequences of Iron Overload followed a year later. This is a paranormal, romantic spoof thriller, written to raise awareness of a genetic medical condition called haemochromatosis and to raise funds for the Haemochromatosis Society.
Book two of the Hole Trilogy, A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side, was released in December 2013. I'm currently writing book three of the Hole Trilogy; Marmite Makes a Sandwich, Dynamite Makes a Hole due spring 2021. For the last eighteen months, I've focused on my series of books aimed at 7 to 11-year-olds: The Billy Growing Up books - eight titles which champion positive values and emotional health.