Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.


It is apparently industry standard that the author of a book writes a little about him/her self, so I wont break with that tradition.

I was born in South Woodham Ferrers, in the county of Essex, in 1936. In those days most of the hinterland of the village was given over to farming, and my first job was as a tractor driver. To this day I still maintain that it is one of the best jobs in the world. There is just you and the smell of newly turned earth and the seagulls following the plough. At the end of the day you can look back and see exactly what you have done and the changes that you have wrought to the landscape.

At the age of 15, I joined the Royal Air Force as a Boy Entrant and trained as a Telegraphist. I continued with the Royal Air Force for a further 25 years. During that time I have served, some times for minuscule periods but in others for much longer, in various countries, such as the Maldives, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Congo, Egypt, Libya, Cyprus, Malta, Iraq, Greece,British Honduras, Caribbean, Holland, Germany and of course England and Northern Ireland.

After leaving the RAF I worked in Holland, for a time, before returning to the United Kingdom to work as a Permanent Staff member of the Army Cadet Force. Off duty I did some voluntary work as a Special Roadside Verge Representative for the Essex Wildlife Trust. For explanation, some of the rarer plant species in the United Kingdom have almost retreated to a point where they can only colonise roadside verges. These colonies have to be identified and a tailored regime has to be implemented to sustain them. I was also a voluntary member of three committees concerning the elderly at the London headquarters of the establishments concerned. I also founded and chaired a national organisation for the elderly in Sheltered Housing.This was given recognition as a charity by the Charity Commission, and it has obtained Lottery funding.

I now live in the town of Maldon in the county of Essex, UK, and with time to fill I have turned my hand to writing which I hope that you will enjoy. Recently published on Amazon UK, Dark Matter Transit has received five star reviews by each of its first four reviewers.

There is a strong RAF flavour to the book. I have tried not to make it a
shoot ‘em up story. The characters in the book do get engaged in space wars, but they are not prowling the firmament with the object in mind of blasting aliens on sight !

And, yes, you can buy it safely for your teenager children as well as reading it yourself.


Thanks for reading this, and take care.

Vernon
grey-star-animated
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