I’m in my late fifties and began to write seriously after I was made redundant from my post as an Oracle Database Administrator in 2011. I spent my whole working life with computers, starting out in 1978 as technical support in the development of PABXs (private telephone systems) before becoming an IBM Systems Programmer in 1984. Towards the advent of the new Millennium I began to train as an Oracle DBA on Unix systems and finally let go of the reigns to the mainframe after seeing the year 2000 successfully through.
I live in Wales in a small cottage with my wife and our dog, a lively Collie cross (Welsh Collie/Border Collie) called Moli.
My ultimate aim is to bring enough money in as a writer to supplement my various pensions when I officially retire in however many years time that will be (depends whether the government keeps moving the goal posts or not).
No allusions of fame or fortune, just want to be comfortable in retirement and if I can sell the odd story or two it’ll go a long way to keeping the wolf from the door.