Q & A with the author
Who are your favourite authors?
My favourite authors are: DH Lawrence, Sebastian Faulks and Lee Child.
What are your favourite books?
My favourite books are: Human Traces – Sebastian Faulks; Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte; The Secret History – Donna Tartt and The Killing Floor – Lee Child.
What is your favourite genre of writing?
My favourite genre of writing is crime/thriller/mystery.
How old were you when you started reading and writing?
I was around 37 years old when I started reading and writing. It was at this time that I returned to education after failing miserably at school. I graduated with a 2:1 Honours Degree in English at the University of Southampton in 1998.
Did someone inspire you to write?
No one in particular inspired me to write but the more I read, the more I enjoyed the way that words work.
Where were you born?
I was born in Romsey, Hampshire and I am 55 years old.
Where do you live?
I live in Hampshire.
What is your job?
I am an English teacher in a secondary school.
Do you have a family?
I am married with one grown up daughter and three grandchildren.
Are there certain times of the day you find most productive for writing?
It is very difficult to find the time to write as my job takes up most of my time. I usually make a few notes as they come to me and spend much of the school holidays writing.
I have the luxury of a study to write in. Fortunately, it is a very quiet place where I can write undisturbed.
The most productive times for me to write are early in the morning or late at night.
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