I know I've been writing since I was about 8 years old. When my mum died in 2003, I found a small booklet in her box of treasures, written in a very childish hand, entitled The Little Stream.
I've been creating articles and event reports for newsletters and magazines ever since, but early fiction attempts failed for want of suitable inspiration: I just couldn't find interesting characters and plot! I had a series of careers in business which kept me chained to a desk for many years. So I wrote manuals, reports, science papers, blogs, journals, anything and everything that kept the words flowing. Finally the characters jumped into my head with stories that needed to be told.
I now live in Norfolk, England with my guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for my Princelings of the East stories. Then some other characters emerged from my regular Friday Flash Fiction blog feature, and Big Pete and the Swede had to have their own series, starting with The Perihelix, book 1 of the Viridian series.