I've wanted to be a writer ever since I had some positive feedback from a teacher in high school. Rather than becoming the next Stephen King I became a husband and a father instead and I'm fortunate to have such a wonderful family. Being a writer means that you mostly work for free. In saying this, I don't mean you never earn a cent from your writing, but what I am saying is that you work for a long time producing stories that are not quite up to scratch or not what people are looking for until you finally 'crack' the market. I've had many jobs over the years - too many to list, but I currently work part time at a facility called "The Sacred Heart Mission". This is a place where people who used to live on the streets now live in a hostel similar to an aged care home. I am constantly reminded that 'there but for the grace of God go I.' Anyone can end up homeless or suffering from mental illness. It's a cruel world and in my own way I try to make it a better place when I can. People often ask me who my favourite author is and what I like to read. It's an easy question, but difficult to answer. It's safe to say that I've enjoyed a lot of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Bernard Cornwall, Ken Follett, Harlan Coben as well as many other authors. Generally my favourite writer is the person I'm reading at the time. I enjoy writing young adult novels. I like fast paced action stories populated with interesting characters and I hope my writing reflects this. My published novels are "The Steampunk Detective", "The Last Days of Earth" and "Diary of a Teenage Superhero". These books are all available on Amazon. I currently have a trilogy of novels on the way as well as a couple of stand alone titles. My other interests include Star Trek, Harry Potter, Glee, The Hunger Games books and chocolate. Always chocolate.
|Watty Awards 2012 #793A teenager wakes up in a seedy hotel room. He has no memory of his name or his past. A man lies dying on the floor next to him. Someone... read more|