Writing sort of crept up on me. I’ve spent most of my adult life as a composer, writing for bands, TV, film and theatre. In 2001 I was lucky enough to receive an Ivor Novello award for my theme to the animated series, Bob the Builder.
However, about seven years’ ago I had the germ of an idea for a novel. Inspired by (among others) the work of Brian Aldiss, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck and Ursula K. Le Guin, I began writing. It wasn’t quite as straightforward as I’d imagined, and I’ve had to work hard at learning the necessary skills in order to present my ideas in an original (hopefully!) and cogent way. I’m still learning.