Well, I just love to write, to think about and to come up with stories. Maybe my life is boring.
I have been writing since the age of 15. Fortunately, life got in the way, and now, aged 38; I have finally finished my first novel.
My influences span literature, theatre and film - if a story is good and engaging, it's all I need.
Those who have influenced me are many, far too many authors and creators to list here - any genre, any era, if the story has got some humanity, I'll listen.