Hello, you've found the author page of Alec Hawkes. I am 53 years old, an Englishman living in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Though I had no formal training in the art of writing, save for an excellent schooling by a very fine English teacher back in the 1970's at my secondary school, I have learnt much about the art by actually working 'on the job', so to speak. I have so far published three books, all of which are satirical swipes at the system, with the third one - ARSE ABOUT FACE - being by far my best, in my opinion, and a swipe at the American system of manipulating the peasants, as well as the British system of conning us. They are, so I'm told, hard hitting and very funny, but you can decide that. I have a fourth on the way, OUR LIES ARE BETTER THAN THEIRS, as well as my first novel, both of which will be released during 2015. The novel is set during 1941 in war ravaged England, with flashbacks to The Somme in 1918, as well as a few scenes in the early 1970's. Also, since January of this year, 2014, I have been contributing articles and features to INNOVATE E-Magazine, and more recently I have been proof reading and editing for other budding authors and writers.