Friday the sixteenth is my first novel. Although the story is complete fiction when my young grandson read it, he said, "This sounds like you Grandpa". But it is fiction.
I left school at fifteen because I didn't like it and I wanted to make my own way in the world. But my first work experience was at thirteen caddying at a local golf course. Even then I met some very 'interesting' people playing golf.
My first proper job was an office boy for a specialised contractor in the building industry. I stayed with it and nine years later I was running high value contracts with a large workforce, that's when I knew I didn't like that either.
Since those early days I've run my own transport business, drifted into becoming an antiques dealer, while selling my motorbike I realised there was more money to be made as a motorbike dealer so for a few years that's how I made my living. As a youngster I had always wanted to be a climber so when I turned fifty, I started and found that I loved it and I was quite good. So, I qualified and worked as a freelance instructor. Towards the end of my working life, I worked in TV and films as an extra.
I have too many interests to list but cycling, motorbikes and generally fiddling around with anything mechanical takes up most of my time along