I’ve been writing since I was knee-high to a giraffe. I don’t think I could quite hold a pen when I was nose to knee with a grasshopper, but I was pretty young when I started. It’s been my life-long dream to complete a novel. I had so many ideas and stories that needed to be told, I didn’t really have a choice, and 2011 is the year my first full length novel was finished.
Over the years, I’ve written many stories and poems, and won competitions with a few. I’ve been published in a multitude of magazines and have appeared on Sky TV debating the pros and cons of web based publishing as opposed to the more traditional kind, thanks to an online magazine I used to run – me, who produced an ezine from my home up against one of the main agents for a major literary house. Scary stuff! The magazine drew in submissions from all over the world and gave a showcase to those that either didn’t want to find magazines and other publishers or actually couldn’t. If I liked it, I published it, it was that simple. As the Kindle was one of the top selling items online, I think web based publishing most definitely has its place in today’s world and it’s companies like Amazon and Smashwords that bring it all to life.
Well, we bring it to life, they help nurture it.
I’ve worked, previously, as a laboratory technician, a teacher and, for the past so many years, in the Oil industry. I live with my partner, our wonderfully insane daughter, and our baby girl. That’s right, I’m surrounded.
At least I have the cat and dog to keep me company! Oh, and all my friends I meet when I write.
Many of my experiences and thoughts – however bizarre – are woven into Sin’s meandering life, so much so he wouldn’t keep quiet after his book was written. The blog is his diary from within the asylum he ‘voluntarily’ incarcerated himself into. His diary is my therapy – my daily call into the void for sense where there’s probably none. But that’s OK. Who needs sense when writing can give you escape?
I have to thank my family for helping keep me ever-so slightly tapped so I can continue to come up with such characters and stories.
I have to thank you for dropping by.