I've spent many years in teaching and lecturing in Northumberland, Durham and at the University of Cumbria. My subjects are English, language and literature and creative writing. I'm now having a go at writing as a day job.
I was assisted to edit and self-publish my first novel, 'Giving up Architecture,' by Seaglass Books and this experience gave me the confidence to keep going. Vagabond Voices which publishes books with a political and philosophical dimension, gave me patient encouragement to keep going, too. Links to these publishers are on the sidebar of the blog.
Having just been traditionally published for the first time, I know I am in for a lot of hard work. Still, the book is published and I've embarked on a year of steering it through the high seas hoping for a fair wind.