After thirty odd years as a wage slave I retired and became a full-time writer (in between decorating, DIY, the obligatory trips to the supermarket, garden centres and the inevitable entertaining of unforeseen and unwanted guests, you get the picture).
My first modest success was selling a double-page article to a cat magazine. The piece revolved around our, then, ten year old son who, we eventually discovered, was allergic to short haired cats but not long.
Several short stories followed of which about thirty have been published in small press magazines. I have also been placed first, or as a runner up, in numerous writing competitions.
After a few years of short story writing I tried my hand at playwriting and was successful in having a short, one-act play, THE MAN NEXT DOOR performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006. In 2010 I had another play entitled DARRA`S COFFIN performed by an Amateur group in Australia (courtesy of Lazy Bee scripts who had taken my play on board). The lead actor had to drop out due to sheep-shearing duties!. Two other plays, SECRETS and GOING HOME have yet to find a theatre.
In addition to writing short stories and stage plays I am now in the process of formulating a screen play and in 2014 enrolled on a University Degree Course in Creative writing.