I was born in Leicester, England, but spent most of my adult life in Scotland, where I was a member of Bute Writers group. The interaction, positive feedback and general creative atmosphere of the group both improved my writing and pushed me to become more prolific. (I would recommend joining a writers' group to any budding writer). During my time in Scotland, I put together a collection of short stories and penned a situation comedy about bagpipes and relationships ('The Pipes, the Pipes), which was staged by a local drama group on the Isle of Bute.
I have lived in China since 2008, and currently teach mathematics at an international school in Suzhou (a beautiful city close to Shanghai, which I highly recommend you visit if you ever come to China). I was a founder member of Suzhou Writers and Artists group and contributed to 'Letters from Suzhou', an anthology of writings published by the group.
My currently completed works are: 'Time Leap' (a time travel novel); 'Bucket and Broom in China' (a humorous diary); 'Bucket and Broom Tie the Knot'; and '44 Acorn Grove' (an anthology of short stories). These books are also available on Amazon's Kindle.
Apart from writing books, I play guitar and have written many songs, most of which have been performed in London, Scotland, and Suzhou. I am currently working on a new science fiction story. I believe that if you have the passion to do something creative, just go and do it! There is always an outlet for creativity in this World, and even if just one person's life has been touched by what you have written, then it's worth doing.
All the best from China,