Born in my granny’s bed in a Victorian house in the dockland area of Liverpool, I now live in a semi-rural area of Lathom in Lancashire. I am married with four adult children. Having always been a keen storyteller and, after many varied jobs, from factory and shop-work to retiring after 23 years as a bank clerk, I joined a creative writing course which, in turn, earned me enough credits to be accepted onto a BA course at Edge Hill University. My published novels vary in genre, with a couple of them described as ’harrowing’ ’hard-hitting’ and ‘not for the faint-hearted.’ They include, ‘Run, Amy, Run!’ and ‘Loving in Fear’ I have also published ‘An Ocean Divide’ which holds an estranged love thread entwined in an Irish/American family saga. And I have published a book of short stories and also contributed to group Anthologies. I do like to deviate occasionally and write something that my regular readers might be shocked at and wouldn’t expect from me.