|Member Since:||Feb 3, 2011|
I was born and raised in Buckinghamshire, UK, and still live in the picturesque surroundings of the Chiltern Hills.
Writing stories from an early age, my literary career officially started when I was about 23. I sent a radio play to the BBC, and although it was rejected the kind comments I received encouraged me to continue writing. I reworked the script into a stage play, which was subsequently performed at the Spring Gardens Art Centre in my home town of High Wycombe.
In the mid 1990s I wrote plays for the Bush and Hampstead Theatres, but ultimately discouraged by the highly competitive nature of stage writing, I decided to turn to the printed word. After publishing several stories on the erotic fiction websites Literotica and Lush, and being amazed at the number of hits I received, I turned exclusively to writing short prose, winning the Avery Short Story Competition at my first attempt and subsequently being published in the literary magazine Eclat and by Every Day Fiction. One of my longer short stories, Acts of Remembrance, is currently available on Amazon, and recordings of some of my stories are on You Tube.
I spent the fall of 2014 working on two film scripts. "Breaking Point" is currently under option by the UK Film Festival whilst "Distance" was shortlisted for the Avanti Productions Short Script Award 2014: http://www.avantiproductions.co.uk/apps/blog
A keen amateur artist, I have been asked to consider exhibiting some of my paintings at Brick Lane Art Gallery, and a video showing the creation of one of my recent paintings, Woman with Cigarette, is also on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW3QLFLCjn0