About the Author
While still in a state of shock, he settled into a daily routine of dropping the kids off at day care, fulfilling his 9 to 5 obligations, collecting the kids, feeding, bathing and putting them to bed, before collapsing in front of the television and crying into a large glass of red.
He neither had the opportunity nor desire to meet anyone new, yet he craved companionship. He began to trawl online chat rooms, striking up conversations with anonymous individuals who may or may not have been who they said they were; it made little difference to him. This led to many a cat and mouse war of words with many a like-minded soul, which both intrigued and excited him. It was during this time he wrote his first short story, Night Vision, detailing his longing for the next love to enter his life.
The more he chatted, the more he became obsessed with the notion of sexual encounters between strangers. He continued to engage women in cyberspace and together they would contrive a variety of scenarios from the respective comfort of their laptops. Many of these were later to become short stories; Beach Encounter, Mid Air Collusion, Ariana, A Greek Tragedy and The Hitcher, to name a few.
Charming Man would not deny he is always on the lookout for the next encounter to write about. When two individuals make eye contact across a room and a connection is made, this is often the green light that sets his imagination on fire. A knowing look is all it can take; a word might never be spoken. However, the minute an affinity is perceived, a scenario is hatched in his head, which is then honed over the coming days and weeks into a believable idea for a story.
Find out more about Charming Man by visiting his website at CharmingMan.com