|This is me, doing my best impression of a potato. Photo c/o Maverick Publishing|
The picture below is Matthew - the eldest of my three sons. Matthew had severe cerebral palsy and required 24hr care. He was the driving force behind me putting the work in to become an author.
I got my first break with a Young Adult crime thriller called Clash. This was followed up with three others. Unfortunately, it didn't pay anywhere near what I was expecting. Writing was still a hobby. Nothing more.
Matthew passed away when he was sixteen years old. I twrote Buttercup Sunshine as a kind of therapy. I wanted to write something Matthew would have enjoyed. When book 2 was given only a very limited print run, and the rest of the series canned, I stepped back from the world of traditional publishing for good.
I'm currently doing a degree in Creative Writing at the University of Falmouth. I'm still writing my own fiction and enjoying the freedom of playing with different genres.
That's enough about me. Here's a few random pictures.
Me and Matthew at Wooky Hole
|Having a blurry head day|
|Appearing on The Weakest Link.|
I got kicked off in the 2nd round.
I've put up lots of posts about Matthew over the years. Some I've archived, some I've kept. But I want to keep a link here to the last post I wrote about him so I can always find it.