Official Website of Children's Author
Debut Children's Novel Published May 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This website is dedicated to my fiction writing. My first book, 'The Island That Didn't Exist', is an adventure story written for anyone aged 9 years or older. If you like stories which twist and turn and fill your imagination with excitement then I hope you will love it!
It has always been my ambition to write fiction but it is something I've squeezed in around the rest of my life. Most of my writing before now has been as a journalist. Specifically I've reported on sport for the BBC, mainly on TV news.
The inspiration for 'The Island That Didn't Exist' came to me walking along the coast one day. It was so long ago I've forgotten exactly where or when the idea sprang into my brain but it remained lodged there. Like a cork it would return to the surface of my creative mind whenever there was a peaceful moment. I thought I had a great starting point for a children's adventure story. It took me fifteen years to get to the finished book!
The reason, I believe, so many people are drawn to sport is the thrill of the unpredictable. We know the rules, we've got a pretty good idea of how long it is going to take, but within those parameters we hope anything could happen. I've always approached reading books in the same way. It is definitely my motivation for writing them. It is very exciting to have this book ready to share with the world.
From time to time I will be making appearances relating to my writing. Details will appear here.