I was born in England. My mother was English, my father Italian. I have lived in Scotland for nineteen years and have come to love its people and landscapes dearly.
I enjoy watching science fiction films and television so much that I started trying to write my own scifi/fantasy stories a few years ago. I am just finishing off a second novel based on an imaginary planet populated by humanoid beings and by imaginary black birds with red beaks that I have called seacrows. I haven't reached the end of the story yet, so I think it might end up being a trilogy.
I am also trying to improve my short story writing and the writers' group is great for getting constructive feedback in a very positive atmosphere. The writing exercises that we do are good for broadening the scope of my efforts, as they encourage me to attempt some pieces that aren't scifi orientated.