I have been writing for as long as I can remember, but have only recently got down to business and written a book. At 54 years old you may think that this is a little belated, and you are probably correct, but in my opinion if you think something is right, you should just go ahead and do it, however long it takes. We only have one life, it isn't a rehearsal, so hey, I gave it my best shot. I hope you like it, but if you don't, I enjoyed doing it so at least it made me happy!
Most of my previous writing has been involved with work. I have been in Sales all my life and find the psychology of selling a fascinating subject. I am currently working on a book about the methods used by direct salespeople, which could potentially save money for anyone considering home improvements - it may not be good for my career prospects, but the only books I have ever seen on selling techniques are written for sales people, and I think it's about time the general public got to know a few of the tricks!
I have written a few short stories, one of which, 'Strawberries for Tea', was published recently in the 'Northern Life' magazine.
I have been married to my beloved Graham for 35 years. I have a daughter 36 (yes, I know!) and a son 33. I have three grandsons, a young man 18 years old and twin boys of 18 months. I live in Bolton, but spent much of my life in Rawtenstall, which gave me the background for 'Overdale' around which my book 'Keeping Control' was based. There are several strong characters in the story, whom I hope to write about in future novels.