I was born in Bedford in 1940 as the Second World War was just getting under way. I left school at 15 and became a television engineer. By the age of 18 I had my own light engineering business and I spent my whole working life as an inventor and entrepreneur.
When I was in my forties I developed something of a talent for creative writing. I now have several completed books, written largely for my own amusement. I am told that they have some merit and have therefore decided to polish them up and get them into print.
Because my writing is a little quirky with many unusual characters and not a little humour I decided to offer the 'Nufink for 'Nufink' short story free as a 'taster'. Please go to my website to download it on the 'freebook' page
I always believed I was writing for children but now I find that kids from six to ninety six seem to find them amusing. If you enjoy reading 'Monty's Boots' or 'Cobweb Curtains' please add me to your 'favourite author list' to make sure you are alerted as I publish more in due course.,
Who are your favorite authors?
I would say that Charles Dickens is very high on my list of favourite authors. I admire the way he can bring characters to life, and his stories, although set almost two hundred years ago are still timeless in so many ways. I also I enjoy reading descriptive writing for example books by Thomas Hardy or H E Bates..
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each day I have to be creative. Whether it's through writing, illustrating or cooking. I am constantly driven to create.
When we first meet Clive the spider he is living peacefully in an old pair of grandad's boots in Albert Spindler's wash-house. Life though, is set to get a great deal more exciting, but a whole lot less comfortable for Clive. However, his resourcefulness and courage bring him through his trials and tribulations and all without Albert Spindler ever being aware of his existence!