The first novel Blue into the Rip is to be released as an ebook in Summer 2013 on the Kindle platform. I was unsure how to start this series, it being my first attempt at a difficult genre, and it took a few rewrites and changes of direction to finalise. The series concerns the exploits of fifteen-year-old hero, Blue – named after his strange eyes of the same colour - and his new life in a post-apocalyptic, gung-ho, militaristic future. Blue is a genetically engineered teenager – Human plus if you like, as are all the cadets and people we meet here – designed to be stronger, fitter, disease free – to survive the coming ice-age...
The discovery of the Rip changed all that.
...they didn’t want him there either.
Enigmatic Author pose
I started writing at about age three, mainly in crayon. I moved on to marker pens and spray cans in my teen years before deciding on some kind of plastic tapping device.
I was born in the previous century in one of the more exciting ‘out-there’ decades. I am a two metre tall biped from the genus Homo Sapiens and, like many of my species, I am simultaneously amazed and confused by what I like to call ‘This Life Thing’.
Some of ‘This Life Thing’ has involved me working as a driver’s mate, factory gateman, barman, labourer, telesales operative, sales assistant, warehouseman, Student Union President, University IT helpdesk guy, British Rail signal software designer, Premiership Football website designer, gigging musician, graphic designer, stand-up comedian, sound engineer, Improv artist, magazine editor, novel ghost-writer and Wide Web journo – although I don’t like to talk about it. Mostly.
I have (at some time or other) lived on most of the Earth’s major continents and when not travelling to varied and interesting worlds all over the cosmos, I find myself frequently residing in the county of East Sussex in the seaside town of Brighton.