Favourite quote: ‘I was quit when I came in. I'm twice as quit now’
Physicist by training, silicon chip architect by profession and sci-fi fan by inclination. For nearly four decades of technical day job, I’ve been chasing electrical signals through circuits and systems, wringing out the information they are trying to hide, battling with the monsters lurking within murky forests of transistors. Think of me as the Van Helsing of electronic design.
Over the years I’ve written a lot of stuff to mentor and encourage others to follow in my tracks – but it only recently occurred to me to make the leap from fact to fiction. So in the precious fragments of spare time that present themselves, I work on short stories, novels and feature screenplays in the sci-fi, technothriller and horror spaces. You’ll find me somewhere on the what-if to what-the-Hell continuum…
Twisted 50 has given many writers a lift to ‘published author’ status.
Being able to say that your story can be purchased on Amazon is a pretty proud boast for an amateur writer.
Of course, it’s often said that a professional writer is just an amateur that never gave up. Success in Volume 1 of Twisted 50, combined with the constant encouragement and motivation from Create50 founder Chris Jones, has driven many of us to pursue the buzz that comes from peer interaction in the writing process – and especially from the prospect of selection for the next volume!
The Twisted50 Audiobook has been ‘beta’ listened to by five people. During this process the feedback surprised even us. It seems that Twisted50 narrated is EVEN better than the written
word. Here is feedback from three of the listeners…
‘The Twisted50 audiobook is a compelling, unhurried, lingering, luxurious, silk-lined, creamy-dark, downy flick-knife musk-rose experience. So treat yourself!’
‘The acoustic, the sense of 'being there' with a stranger whispering your deepest fears right into your ears, and a freak-out playlist of fantastic musical intros is nerve jangling…’