I was born in London in the early 60s and grew up in a hard neighbourhood. My parents divorced when I was young and the area we moved to ended up being a place of persecution, prejudice, battle, sometimes poverty and eventual triumph over the neighbours and circumstances. From the age of 10 years old because of family connections our lives were disrupted many times by police harassment and threats. Many a neighbour tried to have my family evicted by the local authority through malicious rumour based on antiquated prejudices of divorced single mother’s and on top of that racist taunts and violence toward a family member when she became pregnant with a mixed race child. By the time we moved away it was done on our terms and to the envy of many of the family’s protagonists as we purchased the house for security and sold it at the top of the market. This was only done after the passing of our mother who declared that she would only leave was in a box
I left school at 16 to work instead of moving into further education. I started changed careers 4 times initially working in shoe sales to a video store and eventually becoming a self taught AV systems installation engineer. When the call of fatherhood came I decided to go for a full time contract in the office and eventually by the age of 37 I was controlling 65% of the sales and purchasing for an international import export firm turning over £20m P.A. working on all aspects of the business from purchasing, sales and unofficial forensic account dispute solving. After becoming aware of the changing face on the industry I was in, I decided to up sticks and move to Spain and work as a consultant from there. I have 2 Kids and a Partner and a dog that just won’t stop rolling in muck given half the chance. The reason for becoming an Author, I have listened to many stories from my family history and that of associates and family friends with influences in the news and media and decided to start work there. My first project is based loosely on a living family member and her friends. Through my life I have been aware of the activities of a family member working in the pleasure Industry and in discussions with them, have decided to write about their life and those around them and have combined and split individuals in order to protect their identities.
My Interests are: My Kids, Movies – most types except comedy romance, Sci-fi is my fave (no I don’t dress up or know Klingon, I just like to watch) TV, Documentary and Science series, DIY, Home Automation, New technologies and problem solving, not puzzles but real life issues that need to be resolved. Reading, semi fiction based on historical facts.
Influences, everyone I have met or have read about or listened to, the events that have happened to me and to others that I have been aware of have influenced the way that I think, feel and look at the world.