Never a tinker or even a tailor, though once a soldier and an occasional sailor. I’ve fought my battles in many a playground and field, with make-believe guns and then riot shields. I’ve stood my ground toe to toe in the ring. But now I’m older and maybe a tiny bit wiser, wondering now what the future may bring.
I’ve hung up my gloves and also the guns, put aside my days and life as a lad, exchanged them all for a screen and keypad. And now it’s my characters that march, where I fear to tread. And when they die they really stay dead, no miraculous recoveries or surreal shower scenes, or of waking up from a season-long dream.
Each word that I write strives to leap from the page, each page that I write urging the reader onto the next. I write what I know and imagine the rest. I write in black and white, leaving your imagination to make of it what you might. If all you want is simplicity and colour from the start, something to satisfy an instant entertainment fix, there’s always cable or even Netflix.
We live in an age of instant information, of every type of visual stimulation, and worst of all, of effortless entertainment. Read on then, dear reader, if you like what you’ve read, I promise I won’t let it go to my head (actually that’s a lie, we authors have an ego the size of a city).
- If after reading this far you’re still of a mind to want to know more about the author and blogger then I’m delighted to oblige …
A UK based amateur writer aspiring to join the ranks of the professionals. Finally getting to grips with the whole online blogging and e-publishing. In the meantime a bit of background information about myself: a middle-aged man, one grown-up son, widower, currently working in the transport industry. Like most amateur and aspiring writers, still working on a novel I hope to finish sometime in the near future, though I have finally published my debut anthology ‘Not What You Thought? and other surprises’short stories, and several guest contributions back in 2015. All the author royalties were originally being donated to the ‘Forget_Me_Not’ charity which provided help to homeless ex-servicemen and those affected by PTSD. Sadly due to health issues with one of its founders the charity ceased to be active in 2017 so any sales royalties will now be donated to a number of other military service-related charities.
Aside from writing, also have a love of the great outdoors – walking, scrambling, climbing, road cycling & mountain biking, interests I hope to reflect in some of my posts here.
Please feel free to offer any advice and suggestions regarding its design and layout etc as it would be much appreciated. Needless to say any feedback on any of my posts definitely most welcome!
Feel free to contact, look me up, or even just say hello at any of the following:
On the left, my first book, originally in aid the ‘forget-me-not’ charity in aid of homeless ex-servicemen. Due to health issues with one of the charities founders the said charity is longer active so any sales royalties now go to a variety of military service related charities,
The book on the right is an anthology of short stories in aid of the cancer support charity, MacMillan Nurses, a book that I am extremely proud to have contributed one of my own short stories to. And the central picture, a shot of my beloved Land Rover, a symbol of adventure and freedom, the latter as it happens is to be the theme of the soon to be published 2nd book in aid of MacMillan Nurses.
~Please click on book thumbnails for Amazon links: