I was born in Harwarden Grove, Seaforth, Liverpool in 1966. I lived there until I was 8yrs old. At that time my parents decided to emigrate, and took me and my 2 brothers and 2 sisters to start a new life in New Zealand. We lasted only 3 months as the feeling of 'homesickness' set in and simply took over. On returning I had a brief spell living in Bootle Merseyside with my very 'streetwise' uncle. The family was split at that time, some in Bootle, some in Skelmersdale, living with an Aunt. After picking up some 'tips' from my uncle and his friends 'Oddjob' and 'Tinker', we eventually all moved to a house in the then newtown of Skelmersdale. This is where I still live. My book was written simply because I always had the feeling that, 'I could write a book', and so one day I took pen to paper and 'had a go'. To see my book now published is simply fantastic and the help and faith from my publishers ( PublishAmerica ) has been superb, and I am forever grateful to them. From the beginning, I imagined the book getting published and being able to actually buy it, and for people to read it. Well, now it's not in my imagination, it's reality. A dream come true!