I have worked as a coal miner, a deep-sea fisherman and an inner city community worker, feeding my experiences into short fiction which continues to be published in magazines and anthologies, and gain honours in national competitions.
Over the years I have raised funds for several charities and local groups. For a mine workers’ charity, I wrote a collection of nineteen stories set in a mythical pit village in northern England. Kilby Welfare was made into an audio cassette, the stories read by actor Paul Copley and Yorkshire broadcaster, the late Tony Capstick, selling its entire run of 1,000 copies.
For Hornsea Inshore Rescue I wrote Rick’s Rescue Rhymes, an illustrated collection of humorous Limericks and verse which sells for £1 and delights visitors to the boathouse.