I enjoy a varied and interesting life. As a research scientist and engineer in the Health Service and University for over thirty years, my research was in patient safety and medical instrumentation.
I retired in 2011 to become a full-time novelist, taking the Creative Writing MA at Manchester Metropolitan University and passing with a distinction.
I am a very experienced public speaker and can tackle small groups to audiences of up to 2,000. I have been a key-note speaker at international scientific conferences both in the UK and abroad.
About my Talks...
They cover a spectrum: General interests – Talks connected to research for novels – Based in Creative Writing –
Of interest to aspiring writers.
I use a video projector, computer and screen, which I normally bring with me at no extra cost. My talks are 40-45 minutes long with time for questions at the end.
My standard fee is £60 for an evening or daytime talk. This includes travel for up to 20 miles round trip from my home. For round trips in excess of 20 miles, I charge 40p per mile any travel above 20 miles.
I generally cover Greater Manchester, Cheshire, the southern parts of Lancashire and the western parts of Derbyshire.
I make reductions for charity groups and fund-raising events, so don’t be frightened to ask.
Other forms of special arrangements are possible. Larger groups of over 100 would be subject to negotiation. If you wish me to travel outside the area outlined above that would be subject to negotiation, especially if it requires an overnight stay.