I am a qualified educator and I can be booked for talks on a variety of subjects. Obviously ancient history and mythology are my main strengths, but I can also provide instructive talks about creative writing for publication, presentations at book clubs, and similar services by arrangement. My main strength is that I am an entirely self-taught author who has learned his craft over long years of patience and persistence. I am self-represented and have never used a literary agent or attended any writers’ workshops, for instance. The advice I can offer potential authors is based on hard-earned experience of publishing and marketing, and I can take budding authors through the process of approaching publishers in a way which will make them interested in the initial proposal – all the way to how to plan and produce the finished product. I am fully aware of how difficult it is to become a published author – and I can provide encouragement based on my own experience – and a genuine belief that becoming a good writer doesn’t have to be an impossible dream!