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For as long as I can remember I have been in love with storytelling.

My parents read stories to me and my brothers from a very young age. Our mother ensured that we could all read before we started school. I was lucky, most of my early school teachers seemed to enjoy reading stories to us at the end of the school day as well. It was a wonderful way to grow up.

From an early age I started writing my own stories. They probably were not very good. I do not think that it mattered as they were mostly for my own amusement. Despite my love of reading and writing I did not do very well at school. I think that this had a lot to do with the fact that I was, and still am, physically disabled. Back then a child with a physical impairment was presumed to have a mental ailment as well.

After leaving school I managed to get a job at a large international company. I can still remember the manager of the section I worked in. He called me into his office one day and suggested that I should go back to college as I was about to discover that I was stuck in a dead-end job with no career prospects. He had nominated me for a junior executive development programme run by the company, but they did not agree with him on the grounds that the only reason I had been hired was because I held a Green Card. Back then people like me could improve their chances of employment if they were Registered Disabled. As far as the company were concerned I could spend the rest of my working life in the broom closet as long as I had my Green Card.

I took my manager’s advice and went to college to study A-Level English Literature and Political History. From there I went to Coleg Harlech in Gwynedd, North Wales. I spent two fabulous years there studying Philosophy and English Literature, graduating with a University of Wales Diploma.

A few years later and I married the love of my life. No one was more amazed than me when she said yes! Now we have two adult children, two cats, and a rather comfortable home. We have travelled the world together, but never more than 20,000 miles in any one year. Donna is my muse. She inspires everything that I do. My writing career began with her. We were travelling back from York and passed Stamford Bridge when I mentioned the fact that it was the site of the Anglo-Saxons greatest victory over the Vikings, not that you would know it back in York as they seem obsessed with the Norsemen! She suggested that I write a book about it. I am still not sure if she was being sarcastic, but that is what I did and it became the beginnings of the Sorrow Song Trilogy, only I did not know then that Stamford Bridge was actually the second battle, not the first, so began my writing career.

Apart from writing and travelling, I also enjoy art. I have done a bit of painting and drawing. Recently, I have gotten into digital image manipulation. I am responsible for every image on this website, all of my book covers, and the social media adverts that I put out in an attempt to be discovered. I hope that you like what you see.

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