That writing could be a joy rather than a chore first struck Paul when as an unworldly sixteen year old he entered an essay competition and astounded himself, and everyone else, by coming away with a prize. Up to that point, he had only had teachers who had done their best to make the matter of putting one word in front of another as dull as humanly possible, but now with a modest success under his belt he felt set for rapid literary fame, and a degree in English Literature was the natural choice to ensure that happened. Such a shame that three years of Wordsworth, Dickens and the major works of Shakespeare wasn’t to be in itself enough…
Paul’s debut novel – The Actuality – a cautionary tale of friendship, love and advanced bio-engineering was published by Sandstone Press in 2020.
Paul lives in London with wife Mary and son Thomas.