Thanks to RJ for having me on her blog as a guest.
Today I’m answering some questions you’ve asked RJ on facebook, as well as telling you about my new release, a novella called Christmas Serendipity which is published on 8 December by JMS. For a chance to be one of the first to read Christmas Serendipity, simply leave a comment at the end of this post.
What made you decide to start writing? What was your personal “kick-off”?
I had been thinking about writing a novel for a while, and I mentioned it to my friend, Louise. She asked me what I was waiting for, and said I should just do it. I went home that evening and plotted the whole story. The following weekend I wrote the first chapter. Seven months later I had finished it. It was a massive 200,000 manuscript which is being published by Wilde City Press as the Best Friends Perfect series from spring 2014. See here for more details.
- He lives, with his partner and cats, where east London ends and becomes nine-carat-gold- highlights-and-fake-tan-west-Essex.
- He was born in Hampshire with two club feet (look it up, it’s not nice) and problem ears, needing grommets: this meant he was in plaster from toe to groin until he was two, and had to swim with a cap and olive oil soaked lamb’s wool over his ears – olive oil bought from a health food shop, before it was sold by supermarkets.
- He started writing when he was 14: sat in French lessons during a French exchange trip, for want of anything better to do, he wrote pen portraits about his French exchange’s teachers. He wrote for his school’s creative writing magazine and still writes a diary every day.