I grew up and lived in a lovely rural village outside Hull before moving to Northamptonshire, where I live with my wife and my three beautiful children.
My desire to write is very much rooted in my love of reading and writing a book is something that had been on ‘lifes list’ for many years!
Wanting very much to pass this love of books onto my children, I started to play with the idea of writing a children’s story. I completed a writing course and after much coffee drinking and many screwed up pieces of A4, Escape from Nettle Farm (in its first incarnation) was complete! It then went through many painful rewrites and edits to get to the stage where I was ready to say, ‘Finished!’
Escape from Nettle Farm was published on 16th November 2016 and is aimed at children aged between 5 and 10.
I wanted to write something that would be fun and exciting for parents to read to children, or for children to read independently – I really believe that the story appeals to all ages and I hope you will agree!