I was born in Highgate, North London. As a family, my mother Ailish, father Harry and Jim (my younger brother) moved to Essex, when I was 7 years old. I moved back to London in my early twenties, got married and had 1 daughter - Krystle and then moved to Hampshire when I was 27; I got divorced in the 1990s. I now live with my current partner, Lesley. We have a son - Michael (born 2000) and two cats, Theo and Cleo. I have three grandchildren – Dominic, Olivia and Tyrese, via Krystle. Whoosh – my background in one paragraph!I have been writing poetry from an early age and have also penned some short stories and half-finished novellas / novels whilst working in Corporate roles! In 2013, I decided to curtail my ‘business career’ and a year and a bit later, that goal was achieved. I was then free to pursue activities (that did not include working as a PAYE employee) principally, writing! Though the timing of other events have somewhat slowed progress. My life, in two paragraphs!