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, recently retired from the transport industry, and long before, spent my adult ‘youth’ in the British Army.
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 or look me up …
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 too.
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