Originally I'm a Yorkshire boy but have lived in Lancashire since I was four. I can read and write and thoroughly enjoy both.
Amongst my various qualifications that I have yet to use is an MA in Creative Writing from MMU. I'd thoroughly recommend the course to anyone interested in writing as it's great to be around like minded folk.
My favourite author is Stephen King and I maintain that when he's on form he's as good as anyone has ever been. That said, my favourite book is Catcher in the Rye although it's not everyone's idea of fun.
I'm am armchair sportsfan. For football, it's Liverpool. Golf, Tiger Woods. He'll come good. Tennis, Federer.
Most nights I also love an ale. And a gin - specifically Hendricks, there's none finer. I like Port too, but I'm less fussy about the brand.
Lot's of things get in the way, work, life, but at the end of the day it's all about the writing.
It's Christmas Eve. Midnight. Tobias & Loriana are sitting in a freezing car park talking about leaving their partners and running away together. The dashboard clock is frozen at 12:03AM. So is the time on her mobile. They drive away, scared. Tobias cries out for her to stop the car. The Town Hall clock is also frozen at 12:03. Then they notice a side door in the Town Hall is slightly ajar...
Ben Torrance is devastated when his girlfriend leaves him in the middle of the night following the latest in a series of arguments about having children. He embarks on a love-fuelled mission to find her. When he learns the truth – that Rhia had an affair and became pregnant by his best friend - Ben has to make a decision. Walk away from the woman he loves or bring up another man's child.