I got a little fed up writing non-fiction and yearned for a bit more creativity, so I decided to give fiction another go. Ten years and 6 novels later I finally managed to get one published, ‘Cartel’. So I wasn't exactly an overnight success, in fact I could have papered the walls of my house with rejection letters from publishers and agents. Cartel did reasonably well but not enough to give up the day job. I retired in 2011 and then decided I was going to dedicate lots of my free time to writing. I started the Ian Wilson series in 2012 and there are now four books in the series with a new one to be released in August and another in gestation. I really enjoy writing Ian Wilson, he’s one of my favourite characters to write. I admire his honesty, integrity and strength...if he was to ever be a character on TV, my vote would go for Gerard Butler!