From school in Exeter and a little town called Wiveliscombe (yes, that’s right – the locals call it Wils’combe) in the southwest of England, I learned to love the written word. Since then I’ve just kept on learning – or so I hope! I believe a book should contain certain essential elements: characters the reader can believe in – they should leap from the page – a plot that moves along, and a backcloth I have described well enough for my reader to see in all its colours!
A book is not a vehicle for my personal opinions, my politics or my beliefs. A work of fiction is an escape. A work of fiction is a story.
This year I relinquished my membership of British Mensa. I only mention it so you can have a bit of confidence in my logical thought processes! Why did I decide to leave? I decided after some thirty years of membership that I couldn’t discover any point in being part of a club that openly boasts it has ‘no opinions’. Anyway, I’m sure my original tested IQ figure of 160 has diminished with the years, so I felt a bit of a fraud.
Back to writing; after all, that’s what I’m here for.
All my characters are drawn from different aspects of people I have met, or known, or observed as the world passes by. I hope you will like them. Oh yes, and Honey gets a part in my next book – under a different name, of course!