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I then turned forty and looked into it and this time went on a taster course. After a few weeks of deliberating, I decided not to go ahead. I thought about the long unsociable hours and missing my newly wife. Throughout my childhood from 8 years of age to now, I developed lots of story ideas in my head and already created a beginning, middle and end. I imagined becoming a writer for the silver screen and making my own movie with my stories already established. So after turning forty and coming to the realisation of not acting, I had a light bulb moment. Why don’t I put my story ideas to paper and pen; in my case an old laptop that I use for work.
I had to mull over which story to write first and the one that will get me buzzing while writing the story. I did not want to be one of those people who say ‘I am going to do a bungee jump’, ‘travel the world’ and never do it. End up in my sixties in the pub and telling people I could have been an author but I couldn’t find the time.
So my first story that I had mulling in my mind for about three or four years was a female spy character. I based the character on James Bond of course but stripped out the wooden features. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the James Bond films but I wanted the emotions to come out. So when the latest actor Daniel Craig came on the scene and showed those emotions, I felt ‘about time’.
I also wanted the character to be vulnerable and not strong and indestructible. I wanted the villain to be a psychopath rather than just a bad guy wanting to kill everything insight.
So my first book was ‘Jane Knight Rogue Officer’. Since completing my first book, I have now written six to date. They are ‘Blind Love’, ‘Eternity Wing And A Pray’, ‘Jane Knight Fair Game’, ‘To The Stars’ and ‘Ponta Delgada A Good Place To Die’. The latest books I have written are the last two I named. They are ‘To The Stars’ and ‘Ponta Delgada A Good Place To Die’.
My inspirations for the last two books and indeed all six, comes from watching loads of movies. I am a movie buff. My favourite of all time are the ‘Star Wars’ sagas. I have no idea why. I am not like a trekkie fan that goes to conventions dress as their favourite character. I would say it was the technology of its time.