I wasn’t always a writer. After university, I was a lorry driver for years. It was fun manoeuvring a big vehicle and I didn’t have anyone there telling me what to do. I did some teaching for a while, but I decided school wasn’t for me. You may have thought the same.
When I stopped driving for Eddie Stobart, I started writing seriously for people like you fresh, enthusiastic people, fun and full of ideas. Most grown-ups are too sensible to go in for fun or ideas. I don’t really do sensible.
As a child I always wanted to live in a castle, and for ten years I did. My wife thought some heating would be good, so now we live in an old chapel with two sheep and a view of the Roman Wall. My children are (sort of) grown up, but they’re doing what they always wanted to do. One works in historic buildings; the other studies violin.
I work for individuals, publishers, companies and universities as a writer, editor, indexer and proofreader. When I’m not working, I read with children, play piano, train other editors, build stone walls and think.
Feroz came to me with this film script. I liked it. I thought it created some amazing images. In writing the story of Jack and Meena, I’ve become very fond of them. I think you will too.