Author has written 9 stories for Sherlock, and Radio Dramas.
So - this is me. I'm English, I live in the English Midlands with two insane cats and until very recently I worked with students with learning difficulties: I'm now a freelance researcher.
I love (in no particular order) writing, Victorian literature, Elgar, medieval history, listening to the radio and smoked salmon: I dislike soap operas, bigotry, reality TV, spiders and karaoke (again in no particular order).
My personal hell would therefore be watching a bigoted tarantula which once had a walk on part in Emmerdale singing 'My Way' on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
My personal heaven, on the other hand, would involve the ownership of a large private library with a parquet floor, an incalculable number of recordings of classical music, a top of the range Bang and Olufsen audio system and an inexhaustable supply of smoked salmon.
The chances of either of these events occuring are somewhat less than my hopes of winning the Euromillions lottery.
I write to the accompaniment of music of all genres: this often influences the plot, if only in subtle ways such as a place-name. Quite often, when I'm reviewing my work, I think 'Where did that idea come from? Why did I refer to that?' and then realise it was inspired by the music. If anyone wants to know what the relevance is of a piece of music mentioned in my writings, you only have to ask...bearing in mind that I may say that to tell you now would be a plot-spoiler...
I have certificates for tap-dancing and a Master's degree in Law; I am incapable of driving because I have a problem with spatial awareness which means I can estimate neither speed nor distance. Nor can I play the concertina, but for different reasons.
My personal heaven would also therefore include a chauffer (concertina-playing skills optional).
I lie about my age.
PLEASE NOTE: I do respond to each and every review to my writing - after all, you've taken the time to comment, and it is only polite of me to take the time to respond! - but I almost always do so via Private Messaging. This is not because I take offence at what people may say, but because I think (and this is a personal view and by no means a comment how other writers respond to reviews) that the review thread can become cluttered up with my comments rather than your reviews.
If, however, you have disabled the Private Messaging function, I will reply on the review thread.
I do take each and every review, and all criticism, very seriously. And errors do creep in, even though my tales are proof-read several times and Beta'd. But if you point out what you mistakenly perceive to be a grammatical error, and I respond by stating (very politely) that in fact that 'error' is correct usage of the English Language, then please don't take offence and shout at me. I do have the right to defend my work against unwarranted criticism. Every writer does.
On the other hand, if you simply don't like what I write, that is entirely up to you and you are entitled to hold that opinion!
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