I live in an outlying Pennine village and share this blustery environment with a growing collection of books, my understanding wife and a workshop piled high with offcuts of oak. Our two grown-up children are among my best friends.
I've been interested in writing since I was at primary school and began interviewing celebrities when I was 15, going on to write professionally on many different subjects for various magazines over the following years. Oak Seer: A Supernatural Mystery was the first of my published novels, followed by Flither Lass, a historical novel set during the First World War. My fictionalized memoir How Much for a Little Screw? – Tales from behind the counter and its "equel" All Mod Cons are based on many years working as a hardware man. My biggest critic is my technical manager, Gerald the cat.
I'm a member of the Open and University College Falmouth alumni, and my hobbies include woodworking, reading, watching lots of screen drama, and publishing books for the Walmsley Society. Oh yes, and searching for that elusive moment of self-discovery. Hmm, no sign of it yet.