Paul G Mann

Biography

Writing never came easy to me, even at school but somewhere inside me I always thought I had a story to tell. Before word processors and spell checks the bringing up of a family and out working to support them took precedence over such things as writing and as such setting my story down on paper was the least of my priorities.
Things changed in 2007 when I suffered a heart attack which effectively ended my working life. My first computer back in 1988 was an old Amstrad word processor that allowed me to take work home from the office without the need of a ream of paper and white correction fluid. All I needed was a small three inch disc that fitted quite nicely into my pocket. It made letter writing so much easier and renewed my interest in writing although at that time I didn’t pursue it.
I have had a large and varied working life to give me inspiration. I was a seaman for three years in my teenage years; I worked as a bus conductor on leaving the sea to raise a family before training as a plasterer and working in the building industry. A telecommunications factory offered better pay and conditions so I moved into the production of telephone exchanges for six years until securing a job in BT for seventeen years until made redundant in 1992. Ultimately I worked as a private hire taxi driver until illness forced me to stop.
I am twice married with 3 children of my own (all grown up and flown the coup now) and 3 step children (also flown away). My present wife Gillian is a rock to me and who without her support and encouragement this book may never have been finished for publication. So if you don't like it blame her not me.
The heart attack changed my life. I had to find something to occupy my mind and soon decided the best thing I could do was write. I readily admit I am not and probably never will be the most gifted writer in the world but as an exercise in keeping the old grey matter in working order it cannot be surpassed.
My major problem was I had two tales running through my head, one a romance the other; out and out sci-fi. It was after finishing the sci-fi tale and setting the romance down on paper I eventually came up with the brainwave of combining the two, hence this, the first book in my little saga is in fact a prequel to the second with just a little alteration to the storyline to make them fit. Since then, book three and four has been written, just waiting on some final editing before submitting for publication.

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Books

Newth II (Inhanth and Hive)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 208,710. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The Conclusion to Newth the Early Years. The Inhanth have been planning and are now ready to attack an unsuspecting mankind. Can Henry and his infant Space Navy stand against them? Driven by the evil of the Huricanas Hive they face formidable odds that if overcome only leaves humanity at the mercy of the advancing hive mind.
Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 28,250. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short Novella about one of the main characters in NEWTH (The Early Years) Wolf is a legend and this is the story of how he earned his name on a hostile planet. The Novella is free to download in the hope it gives the reader an insight and flavour of what NEWTH is about.
NEWTH (The Early Years)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 278,400. Language: British English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The aftermath of an intergalactic war is the setting in this epic confrontation between good and evil. Humans abducted for food and sport are hunted on alien worlds. Newth, the early years is the beginning of humanities fight against the alien hunters and the dark evil of their masters as they attempt to conquer the Galaxy. Only a handful of humans stand in their way, will they be enough?

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