I’m a fifty-something software designer from Manchester, UK. I write mainly thrillers, dashing in sprinklings of science-fiction, psychology and humour. Although I’ve written novels and shorts since childhood, I only got into indie publishing on turning forty. The other choices for a mid-life crisis looked too expensive. Successes in short stories almost translated into becoming a traditionally published novelist in 2010 with The Watcher. Instead, I moved into indie publishing, beginning with the well-regarded Fakebook.con. I will never admit how much research I did in writing it, but will say I had to apologise to an entire school. Having been told by a traditional publisher that I only had one book in me, seventeen books later, I’m still going.