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Following school John completed an apprenticeship and became an Engineering Instructor as a precursor to a career as a professional trainer. Appointed to several Training Officer posts in technical and engineering disciplines he gained recognition for his creative approach to problem solving. After twelve years a move to Management Development and Recruitment enabled him to progress to a Senior HR Manager appointment working with business Directors. With acclaim for his expertise John became a training advisor in an Industry Training Organisation and worked throughout the UK undertaking Commercial and IT projects. Retiring early from industry to seek new opportunities he completed a full time degree at Glamorgan University in 2005, gaining an Upper Second Class Honours in BA Enterprise. In 2005 John established a training company called ‘Pivotal Learning’, delivering customised training solutions to small businesses.
John enjoyed reading adventure from an early age, moving from text based comics to books he joined the adult library aged nine to develop interests reading about Simon Templar, James Bond and other heroes, this has continued through out adult life. An avid reader of adventure thrillers he has always tried to anticipate the authors next move. In his working life John has written many technical and management documents e.g. training manuals, strategy proposals, business presentations. Working with people from all backgrounds and a variety of ages he became a ‘communicator’ with the ability to put over ideas and stimulate participation. These skills and experiences when added to a life time of reading have helped in the development of his fiction writing.