I live in an outlying Pennine village and share this blustery environment with a growing collection of books, my understanding wife and a workshop piled high with offcuts of oak. Our two grown-up children are among my best friends.I hold a BSc degree in technology (in which I managed to sneak a course about playwriting), and an MA in Professional Writing. Having written professionally for over 25 years (and then some, I say, laughing), Oak Seer: A Supernatural Mystery was the first of my published novels, followed by Flither Lass, a historical novel set during the First World War. My fictionalized memoir How Much for a Little Screw? was based on many years working as a hardware man (to pay the bills in between writing jobs).My hobbies include swimming, reading, watching lots of screen drama, helping to republish the novels of Leo Walmsley, and searching for that elusive moment of self-discovery. Hmm, no sign of it yet, nor of a mid-life crisis. Oh well, I suppose that'll be something to look forward to, I suppose.