I have read extensively since childhood. Initially an escape, it became a pleasure and almost an obsession, in the way that sport is for many men.
I began to write somewhere in the 1960s, some manuscripts from those days still gather dust in the attic. I have kept every rejection slip accumulated over the years, and there are many of them, as a sort of history of my attempts to become a published author.
With the advent of computers, preparation became much easier. Also, on-line publishers came into being. I-Proclaim Bookstore accepted two novels and a collection of fourteen short stories, and proved to be the gateway to getting my work into print.
To this day, the ideas keep coming. I have now retired from my work in the Post Office, but as long as I am able I will never retire from writing.