Jean-Paul

Biography

I am an everyday, middle aged man. After four long term relationships including two marriages, I’ve finally been lucky enough to have found my soul mate. With our dog Spike, we live and work happily together on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
My Father came from the West Coast of Ireland and my Mother from Northern Germany. Which makes me a mongrel, but in my heart and according to my passport, I’m Irish.
I have a long and varied employment history. To pay my bills I have taken almost any work I’ve been offered. During my time I’ve worked as a builder’s labourer and an aircraft cleaner. I’ve also been an industrial roofer and a sales manager. These are only four examples of the almost thirty jobs I’ve had over the years; and it’s good to bear in mind that a job, is not just a job, because in a lot of ways, you are what you do!
In 2013, after treading the mill for thirty years, I decided to dedicate what time I have left to doing what I love. Unlocking the doors in my mind and writing about what I find.
As a writer I am interested in variety, so I’m unsure in which category to put my efforts. I don’t intend to restrict myself to any particular genre but the two types of fiction which appeal to me the most, are literary and erotic.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I'm 51 years old so for me to remember the first time I did anything, apart from have sex or smoke my first cigarette, is nothing short of a miracle, but the first story which left a lasting impression on me was Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I find the term favourites restrictive, regardless of whether it's colours, food, books, music or actors, you name it I don't like to confine my preferences to a select few, but as far as books are concerned, here five titles which spring to mind: David Copperfield, Crime and Punishment, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and Famine.
The stories are varied and so are my reasons for liking them: David Copperfield, is a masterpiece of descriptive writing. Crime and Punishment, is a tale of great insight in the workings of the human conscience. The Picture of Dorian Gray, is very well written and full of sharp wit. Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, is a story of working men so I can relate to that having been one for a long time, and finally Famine is a tail of life during the great hunger in Ireland and being Irish it was also something which I understood.
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Books

Scratching the Surface.
Price: Free! Words: 125,620. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Simian Hayes, is sober and regularly attends AA meetings. In the eyes of the outside world, he's slowly rebuilding his life, but he's tormented by guilt. One afternoon Trudy, a new acquaintance, asks him, how he came to the Costa Blanca. In an instant Simian realises, he must confront the past, so after pushing his fear aside, he tells her why he came to Spain and what happened after he got there.
Gary Charmers Strikes Gold.
Price: Free! Words: 72,240. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
The winds of change cause Gary’s life to take a turn for the better, suddenly the world is his oyster and he finds himself in a position, to do whatever his heart desires. Follow him as he takes his first steps, into a realm of endless possibilities and unexpected pleasures.

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