Terrence Bull was born in his mom’s and dad’s bed on a farm in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in the 1960s. Having to overcome dyslexia, he didn’t read his first full book until he was 13 years old—it was ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien. He then read the whole ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy that summer, and by the end had caught the reader’s fever.
One of his first lyrical prose stories, in his first year of secondary school, scored him an ‘F’ and almost got him caned—as his English teacher decided that he must have plagiarized it. He didn’t begin any serious writing again until his wife and son encouraged him to give it a go and show them what he could do—that was in 2016.
He wrote ‘Bad Language’, which shocked and amazed them. He then wrote ‘Clarity of Thought’ and with their encouragement began writing this book of short stories, poems and lyrical prose.
He now has many more written works that are underway as he begins to take a cautious step into the world of writing fiction.