I live in outer suburban north-west London with my wife, and work full-time in higher education administration. I was an enthusiastic reader who didn’t enjoy creative writing at school, and answered an advert in 2010 for new local writing group, and now I'm co-leader of Pinner Writers Group, as well as being one of the original members. Since joining the group I've developed his writing, being short-listed in competitions several times for my poetry and short stories, and perform regularly at Speak Your Mind in Pinner and other events, and exhibited at the Easter Joy and Justice exhibition in 2017. Breathing Underwater is my first collection of poetry and short stories, puplished in September 2017. I am currently writing for my second collection, performing regularly and appreciating the creativity that comes from being with like-minded writers.