I was born in the summer of 1949, brought up in Surrey with its green fields and trees. It was a wonderful free playground for a child like me who loved nature.
The rich optimism of the sixties then fostered my love of Rock Music and Sci-fi.
I read avidly and devoured the works of Isaac Asimov, Clifford Simak, Robert Sheckley, Philip K Dick, Robert Heinlein, James White, Kurt Vonnegut Jnr, John Wyndham, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and later Iain M Banks and Douglas Adams. I started writing and never looked back.
I attended a thousand gigs. Roy Harper, Bob Dylan, Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Son House, Muddy Waters, Country Joe and the Fish, The Doors, Stones, Pretty Things, Jackson C Frank and Led Zeppelin, being among them.
The London underground was on fire and I burned in it.
I brought up my children in Yorkshire and enjoyed a career in education.
Nowadays I spend my time writing, reading, travelling the world, enjoying my family and attending concerts. It’s a hard life!
I’ve produced a number of these biographies.