The author was born in Loughborough, Leicestershire, in 1945. His childhood was mentally fed on a diet of BBC Radio, programs like ‘The Goon Show’, ‘Journey Into Space’, as well as ‘The Archer’s. It was the imagination that radio stimulated, and it did in John. Through song lyrics in the 1960’s as well as short stories, he had an urge to put it into print. After a fallout with a temperamental typewriter, he was encouraged years later with a laptop. The imagination was back in business.