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Born in Brighton, the second of four children, I have two sisters and a brother. Our family remained in Sussex during our childhood despite a number of moves occasioned by my father's work. As adults, my sisters left the county, the eldest and her family moving to Scotland, my younger sister and her husband going to Lincolnshire. After leaving Haywards Heath County Grammar School, at the age of fifteen I began my working life in a stationers shop. Various 'career' moves later, regrettably none with any great ambition, saw me employed in the financial services sector where I finally felt I had found what was to be my niche, gaining the knowledge and experience I would later use when forced by unexpected redundancy into rethinking my objectives.
The shock of losing a job after ten years with my employer and the effects it had on me made me realise that I never wanted to be placed in the same position a second time. In order to take more control over my working life I decided the best course of action was to become self-employed.
Having the knowledge and experience combining credit/risk management with the development of computer systems to support it, I offered project management and consultancy services primarily to banks and credit card companies. After successfully devising and leading the management of a number of projects in the UK and Europe, I finally decided I'd had enough of living out of suitcases, flight delays and a very limited social life, and that it was time to give it all up so that I could spend my time writing.
As a voracious reader I'd long felt the need to create my own work and whilst still working had begun experimenting with a spy novel (complete but never published). Unhappy with the time spent on research, I decided to move into adult fantasy where I would create the world and all in it. In some ways this required as many hours spent devising believable if imaginary characters and their world as I'd previously spent on research. In the end, the creation proved to be for me a far more satisfying task, however, I held off publishing it my excuse being I hadn't then decided if I should write its sequel. In the meantime I began working on my present teen/young adult trilogy, the first volume, Fugitives in Time has been published, volume two, Medieval Mayhem being scheduled for release Spring 2019.
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