Hi. I am an independent writer and blogger based in Sheffield, England. I’m the author of several novels, novellas, and short stories. At the age of 54, I found out I was autistic. This discovery helped me to begin to understand the difficulties I’ve experienced in life, and gave context to my many years of depression and anxiety. Trying to function in a neurotypical world, while completely unware I had been autistic, had been debilitating.
With this blog, I want to inform as I learn about autism. There is a lot of misunderstanding out there, and if I can do my small bit to help people understand what autism is really about, and help other autistic people along the way, that will do for me.
Along this journey, as my understanding of autism issues has developed, I have changed my mind about some issues, and tweaked my opinions on others. This is a natural part of learning and growing as a human being. Any contradictions between my older blog posts and newer blog posts reflect this learning process.
I’m currently working on my third novel, Aberrations, which I expect to be published in the autumn of 2021.