Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Wales and although I live in south east England, I have a strong affinity to the country of my birth. I always feel compelled to visit any time I am within fifty miles of the border! I prefer cycling to walking although I don;t exercise enough. I am vegetarian and my favourite colour is orange but I don’t wear it. I have written the first two books of an audio book trilogy and also some unpublished poetry.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Day Of The Martians is my debut book and the first in The Martian Diaries trilogy. I only started writing properly within the last five years, although I have been composing music all my life. I have always enjoyed The War Of The Worlds by H.G.Wells and felt I wanted to continue the story myself as there were questions left unanswered. That is why I have created my sequel to Wells’ science fiction classic and I have added my own music and sound effects to the audio book recording. Book 2 of the series, Lake On The Moon, will be out early in 2019 and links even more closely to the story of H.G.Wells’ original characters.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I prefer to write wearing my ‘lucky’ dressing gown. It helps me to really feel creative.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Isaac Asimov, H.G.Wells and the Bible.
What are you working on now?
I am currently writing my third book, Gateway To Mars, the final volume in The Martian Diaries trilogy. I am also putting the finishing touches to the second audio book, Lake On The Moon.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I enjoy promoting my books and connecting with readers and other writers on Twitter where I can be found at https://twitter.com/martiandiaries @martiandiaries
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Only this – keep going.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
The Time Machine by H.G.Wells. He seemed to write about time a great deal and I like to get a feel for his ideas.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To finish my trilogy this year then take a much needed holiday! I then have some other unpublished writing and music combinations to work on. I also have an unfinished story set in World War I.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
First, a book on how to survive on a desert island! Also the Bible and the complete works of Shakespeare. That would be plenty of material which I have not yet completely read.