Throughout my childhood in Cheadle Hulme, I was always writing; I completed my first novel Flash the Robin (fully illustrated!) when I was about 10, and ever since then I have gone from strength to strength. In more recent years I have written 5 novels; they are all quite different from each other - science fiction, black humour, historical subjects, fantasy and even religion! Although I consider the novel to be the natural form for formal writing today, I have recently turned my attention to film and TV scripts. One of my TV scripts Skin was actually published by the BBC several years ago in an anthology, and then it was published again in 10 Short Plays - which is used on the school curriculum so Skin is studied by school kids throughout the country!