I've wanted to be a writer ever since I had some positive feedback from a teacher in high school. Rather than becoming the next Stephen King I became a husband and a father instead and I'm fortunate to have such a wonderful family. Being a writer means that you mostly work for free. In saying this, I don't mean you never earn a cent from your writing, but what I am saying is that you work for a long time producing stories that are not quite up to scratch or not what people are looking for until you finally 'crack' the market. I've had many jobs over the years - too many to list, but I currently work part time at a facility called "The Sacred Heart Mission". This is a place where people who used to live on the streets now live in a hostel similar to an aged care home. I am constantly reminded that 'there but for the grace of God go I.' Anyone can end up homeless or suffering from mental illness. It's a cruel world and in my own way I try to make it a better place when I can. My other interests include Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games books and chocolate. Always chocolate.