Marley West was born in 1966 and raised within a large family in the once industrial heartland of Manchester, United Kingdom. After completing his education Marley did like many other of his generation and started his working life in the textile mills of Northern England, gaining a valuable insight into people, characters and sometimes their hilarious phrases. To which Marley tries to use within his work, hoping to bring reality to the page.
Although not in Manchester, Marley still resides in Northwest England and is now semi-retired, giving him chance to concentrate more on his writing. Culminating in his first book to be published "The Long Farewell" and even though it's only a short story, Marley like any other author is proud of their first publication. He is currently working on his next book which should be available in early 2016.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a short essay in my history lesson at school. I think i must of been about 11 years of age.
How do you approach cover design?
I like my cover design to look good and use a pro cover design tool, which allows me to design my own.
It's amazing how one telephone call can change your life, but discovering your best pal and life long companion has fallen ill with the dreaded big C, does. Immediately you realise they are on a one way journey and so begins The Long Farewell. 8 years in total. This short story looks at how Morris our character, while watching his father take this path copes with the realisation of loosing him.