I'm currently editing a book of short stories on the theme of childhood: 'Child in Me', contributed by mainly published authors, with all profits from sales going to a UK children's charity (The Grandparents' Association). This will be published late in 2013.
I've had three works on this site: 'Damaged Goods', a collection of short stories; a radio play ('Limbo'); and a novel,'Millstone', published last year.
Before writing fiction, I had four non-fiction books published on education and local history topics.
I left school as soon as I could and worked as a paraffin salesman, clerk, railway cop, village bobby, careers adviser, and community worker before getting my head and education act together as a mature student through the Open University and their degree study programmes.
So for the last 20+ years until my retirement in 2013 I worked as a lecturer in a UK university.
When not writing, I'm to be found in my garden, walking on Ilkley Moor (I live in Yorkshire, near Bradford), growing & cooking food, looking after grand-children, i.e. stopping them wrecking the joint, and working as a volunteer for a local literary festival.
I read everything, even the labels on soup cans.
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