James Minter
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James Minter

James is a dad to two grown-up children and a stepfather to three more. His fiction writing career started some five years ago with books designed to appeal to the inner child in all of us - very English humour. Later his daughter Louise reminded him of the bedtime stories he told her and suggested he might like to commit them to paper for others to enjoy. He hasn't yet but instead embarked on writing the eight-book Billy Grows Up series for 7 to 9-year-old children. These are traditional stories, but with value-based plots.

Although the main character Billy and his friends are fictitious, Billy's dog, Jacko, is based on his family's much-loved pet, which, with their second dog Malibu, caused havoc and mayhem to the delight of his children and consternation of himself.

Before he started writing, James spent his working life as a college lecturer, and later in the computer industry. It was at a time before the invention of smartphones and tablets, when computers were powered by steam, and stood as high as a bus.

The Hole Opportunity was the first product of his imagination for the inner-child. The Unexpected Consequences of Iron Overload followed a year later. A paranormal, romantic spoof thriller, written to raise awareness of a genetic medical condition called Haemochromatosis. Book II of the Hole Trilogy - A Tunnel is Only a Hole on its Side - came next.

Currently, in addition to the Billy Grows Up books, and campaigning for children's values, James is writing book III of the Hole Trilogy - Marmite Makes a Sandwich, Dynamite Makes a Hole.


Website: www.jamesminter.com
E-Mail: james@jamesminter.com Twitter: @james_minter
Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.james.minter

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