I’ve always been a writer. On the side I’ve been a Husband, Father, Something in Government Service (nearly quarter of a century), Bookshop Owner, Chair of Governors, Exam Invigilator, Data Processor, Furniture Remover, Historical Researcher, Rugby Player, Computer Software Company Office Manager, Trainee Solicitor and Student. Somehow picked up an MA (Hist), LLB(Hons) and a Diploma in European Humanities along the way.
As a writer, as a person, I’m eclectic (a nice word for unfocused?) which means I will dip into genres but I’m not wedded to any particular one. I’ve written, and am writing, novels, sketches, plays, screenplays, short stories and novellas about any and all subjects. I have also written non-fiction (some of my government work veered towards that occasionally!) articles on history, wargaming and politics. Note there is no poetry there. I’m married to a published poet and I’ve read her work and I’ve read the stuff I’ve written. So while I have written poetry there is no way (for the foreseeable future at any rate) that it will be seeing the light of day. I may think I’m God’s gift but I know his and my limits.