Having been a teacher for the last eighteen years, I've learned a lot about what young people enjoy in their reading. And it has guided my writitng immensely. Coming to Spain has enabled me to give more time to my writing than ever before. I've always written, submitting my first completed novel back in 1979. But this year, in 2009, has seen my first publishing success, and I'm over the moon about it! 'Cold Hell in Darley Dene' is receiving great reviews and I'm anxious to continue, hoping to become a full-time writer if I'm ever noticed by the 'big boys'!
I write for young adults, primarily, because I know them best. My ideas come from anywhere and everywhere and once I start, I find it difficult to stop! I now have six works published, one of them E-books. Sallowed Blood, a gothic horror story, is published by Lillibridge Press. Visit their website to find out more information.
The trilogy of terror, The Accursed Dawn, The Well of Constant Despair, and Death´s Dark Design, are now all available from Blackleaf Publishing. Ancient demons have to be destroyed, and only Max and Robbie can do this. Read how the arch-enemy became an acolyte of the Sumerian demon Humbaba. Gripping!
Right now I'm writing an adult thriller, but three more of my books are with agents as we speak. I love writing. My only wish is to do it full time!
My latest book is called 'The Pawnbroker' and has now been published. The pawnbroker is a horrible character, who stalks the streets of Vctorian Birkenhead, committing murder and mayhem in his quest for riches. A quest that sees him crossing the boundaries of time to pursue his greatest treasure. Can our modern hero win through to the end and save himself, and his friends, from the evil clutches of the pawnbroker?
I live in a small, white-washed village in the mountains of southern Spain. Very insular, very traditional, it is perfect for just being oneself! Life here is still very simple and when I wake up and see the sky so blue, the mountains so rugged and listen to the silence, I feel wonderfully alive.
I read a wide range of books, not many of them horror to be honest (in fact, dreadful to admit, but I've never read a Stephen King! Gasp, horror!). I love the work of Robert Parker and John Harvey, but most especially Robert Goddard. I love mysteries, and Goddard's ability to weave together his tales has always inspired me. To be known as the young adults' Robert Goddard would be a wonderful accolade!
When I'm not writing, I spend what little time I have riding my brand new motor-bike along the deserted back roads of this wonderful place, coming across something new almost every day.