I have always been proud to exclaim my origin as a boy from the Scottish town of Coatbridge, about 10 miles to the East of the City Centre of Glasgow. It was here where I completed my High School education and laid the foundations for my love of writing. Thanks to my high school teachers, and the incredible education I received from my school, I decided to pursue a career in the sciences and entered the University of Glasgow where I studied Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry graduating with an M.Sci (Hons) degree. Not only did the University give me a top-class degree, but it also provided the platform where I would meet a wonderful girl in my tutorial classes who, after countless times turning me down, eventually gave in and started to date me. The fairy-tale romance continued, we were married and now expecting our first child (poor wee lassie gonna have me as a dad – yes, we are having a baby girl). I do hope she will like Star Trek!
Coming from a family rich with teachers, it was no wondering I decided to continue with my studies after graduation and entered teacher training at the university. After gaining my qualification as a newly qualified teacher I returned to my hometown where I had the pleasure of teaching in one of the local high schools. Eventually, I found myself teaching in a high school in a neighbouring town and do my best to try an encourage the future generation of scientists, writers and film makers.
I started writing in high school, dabbling in short stories and eventually tried to write my first novel. Which ended in failure. However, from that failure the backstory of my first novel Star Fantasy: The Voice of Darkness was created and eventually I finished the novel which I was very proud of.
Along my journey of education and creativity I continue to find new ways to improve my technique as a writer and storyteller. I like to learn and adapt to new ideas and ways of doing things. I suppose I would have to describe myself as the Jack of all trades (but probably master of none). I write novels, comic books, screenplays and have dived into the world of film production which I am delighted to be able to teach as well.
My life is a journey of creativity on a path to create things that I hope you will enjoy. You can find me on twitter @jafwords and will happily answer any questions you have. Happy Reading my friends.