I am interested in all aspects and eras of history, and have been for many years. I am also a keen reader of historical fiction. Some of the best work in that genre has tempted me to have a crack at it myself.
The first of a series of books has just been put up on Amazon (Black Andrew), and the series is set in the fourteenth century, mostly in my home county of Cumbria and the borderlands of England and Scotland. They are intended to cover the years between the Scottish victory at Bannockburn in 1314 and the English triumph at Crecy in 1346, and are written from a Cumbrian perspective.
My reasons for choosing this period are actually rooted in my work experience. I will be able to explain that further once I create a website.
Currently I am a business and careers adviser/trainer. I Previously worked in the field of outdoor management training, until I became too old for it when my joints started creaking too much! I still enjoy the outdoor environment.