About the Author

Born and raised in a shoe (my mother was the old lady who lived in one, and my father a traveling cobbler) I dreamed of one day owning the best pair of foot-hats money could buy.
I grew up in a town in Africa where 11 languages are common and learned the value of getting along with others from an early age. I started writing stories to entertain my friends and it kind of grew from there, I always had a knack for picking out the thread of society and pulling on it. I wrote my first short story when I was about twelve or so – a comedy scifi tale about a man who steals the sun, and then wrote short pieces around people I met in school and college. People have always been my inspiration. My grade-school English teacher accused me of stealing stories from proper books in the adult library (which I obviously didn’t, I simply knew how to use a thesaurus), so I knew I was on the right track even if I didn’t get the grades I thought I deserved.

I left writing for a while while I pursued Making a Living in the financial sector, a hideous enterprise I don’t recommend to anyone. One day when I logged in to this weird new invention called The Internet I found some of my stories had spread further than I could have imagined, and that’s when the bug bit. I was talking to people across the world! Words are beautiful and interesting and hard to put in the correct order.

 

Books on my shelf:
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
Telefon by Walter Wager
Dune by Frank Herbert
Shogun by James Clavell
Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Movies I watch more than once:
Ex Machina
Edge of Tomorrow
Back to the Future
Gone Girl
Lost in Translation
Star Trek (2009)