Hi there. Thanks for your interest in me and my first eBook: The Travel Auction. It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking to think that strangers will be reading my work and forming opinions about it’s worth. Although it’s a work of fiction, the book’s journey through Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil is the same trip I made with my girlfriend Nicky (who is now my wife) in the autumn of 2007.
I’ve always wanted to write, but I struggled academically in my early years. I left school at sixteen to train as an apprentice electrician and with some hard work I ended up with my own project management business. But by the age of thirty-two I became disillusioned with the soulless nature of the construction industry, so I took some time out to pursue my passion for creativity. I enrolled on a Master of Arts degree in screenwriting at Bournemouth University and since graduating I’ve tailored pretty much everything in my life around making time to write.
The idea for The Travel Auction came to me late in the summer of 2006. I’d paid for two airline tickets to visit a friend in Qatar, but found myself minus a girlfriend to accompany me. I tried to change the name on the spare ticket, but it was too near the departure date and the travel company wouldn’t offer a refund. It struck me that I might have an interesting premise for a book or film script.
When I’m not writing or working at several quirky jobs to pay the bills, I like to relax by competing in the high adrenalin sport of Australian surf boat racing.
Thanks for looking me up, I hope you enjoy reading my book. Please consider writing a review – good, bad or indifferent, it’s always useful to know what readers think. If you’d like to get in touch please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org