From those early days I wondered could I have the power to enchant the readers to that degree; life went on and passed me by.
It wasn't until I became disabled that I found the time to write again, having put the pen down in my youth; in 2011 encouraged by close friends I embarked upon a series of stories which I hoped may give readers something new and exciting to read.
Chronicles of Mark Johnson & Pat Canella emerged on the world; Chronicles as the few readers know was borne out of my loathing of the celeb scene and their disregard for cameramen and women and Pat was the result of a play on words with a unisex name.
For a long time MJ held his own with his few fans as did Patti, Chronicles won an award in October 2012 http://indiependents.org/indie-seal-books.html but neither book sold well. The recently released book 2 of the four book set may well follow this trend.
I had a dream of making a few pounds a month, not a great deal for the hours spent grafting the book but that failed to come to fruition. I realised this was what I wanted to do early on, but I never imagined I would need to fight the porn industry to get a few sales.
Two years of a ten year siege are gone and I feel defeated; already driven to give weeks and months of work away as nobody cares, I ask myself can I go on to the end?