I am 48 years old and a qualified mental health nurse currently managing a team looking after people with mental health problems. I have wanted to write a book for over 15 years. I love the adventure and the surprise when I have written something that comes from out of the blue. I love to be funny and adventurous. Humour, I think, is my strong point and finding good characters. My experience in mental health has definitely helped there. I also run a small bed and breakfast in the country with my wife, Caron, who puts up with my humour and allows me my writing time. We have been married for 10 years and have 6 children between us – more inspiration for characters. My father used to buy me comics every week. Famous five stories was a great influence.