I have written all my life ( or at least since I've been able to write!) and gave up teaching ten years ago to concentrate on writing and music. My main interests are in traditional culture, family history and sport and all these are reflected in the works I've produced. On the family history front I am particularly interested in doing case studies which I hope will be useful to those involved in their own research. In sporting history, I am a passionate believer in producing local histories set in a wider context which will help us understand the broader development of sport.