I've been writing since I was six years old. Of course, I didn't have anything published when I was six (aside from on the blackboard at home) but over time I've had short stories, articles and book reviews published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, e-newsletters and websites. I’ve had a few competition successes too.
I have an MA in Professional Writing, a Graduate Diploma in Journalism and a Bachelor of Science (Computing) degree with distinction.
I also run The Best of Times short story competition twice a year.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm old-fashioned and read books on paper. So why do I publish e-books then? Because other people like reading them, and because it's easy to publish things that way.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Offering my books to people who know me personally. However, the number of people in the world who I don't know is always going to greatly exceed the number of people I do, so I need to find out how to market books to them.
I tied an onion to my belt/
I tied a knot/
I'm tongue tied and terrified/
Then I tied an onion to my belt.
The auto-complete function of our favourite search engine comes up with some funny little poems! This book has a collection of them.