I am President of Cleveleys Writers where my main contribution is poetry written under the pseudonym of Majinka. My philosophy to life is that age is no barrier to a working life and so when asked what are my future plans I respond with a blend of humour and say, Primarily to wake up tomorrow morning, and then continue writing.
Before entering the University of Life, I attended Blackpool Palatine Secondary Technical College, where I excelled in English and the arts. On graduation I served two years National Service in the REME and on discharge entered the aerospace industry. By 1964 I was married and Mary and I moved to Bristol were we both worked on the development of Concord, then in 1970 I made a career change and moved from development engineering into the world of Technical Publications and for the next thirty years accompanied by Mary I toured Europe as a consultant to the Aerospace Industry with commissions in Bremen, Hamburg, Munich, Madrid and Toulouse. It was whilst on a consultancy project at Toulouse in France that I read the best seller The Holy Blood , Holy Grail and became interested in the local historical site of Rennes-le-Chateau, a site that inspired me to write my first book, The Secret History of Christianity. Now my first novel The House of Cavendish ~Outroads has been published and the sequel The House of Cavendish ~In Roads is on the stocks.
Although in semi-retired from Technical Publications I mix the occasional technical writing commission with creative writing; a mixture that my engineering colleagues jokingly comment that my technical writing mode is sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction; that is my style of humour. I take my work seriously but I do maintain laugh at yourself, life is too short to be taken seriously.
Publications & Performance History
The Secret History of Christianity isbn 978-1-84529-763-3 Paperback Published by Magpie (Constable Robinsonson) Out of print . Now made available as a print on demand publcation.
The House of Cavendish ~ Out Roads isbn 978-1-60860-307-7 Available on line from WH Smiths, Amazon, and in Waterstones.
The House of Cavendish ~ Preston Chamade ISBN: 978-1-61897-716-8
Workshop & Reading Experience
As chairman of cleveleys Writers i Co-ordinate and do performance poetry with out 'WORDSMITHS WITH A SONG', performing at the local hospice and day care centres.
Trinity House Hospice
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