In 2006, I set out to write those books which I had never written – novels that were waiting in my head. My first, Three Women of a Certain Age, was written between 2006 and 2007: sun, sea, sand and sex on an island holiday. My second, The Great Gobbler and his Home Baking Factory at the North Pole, (originally written on a manual typewriter in 1982) was word-processed in 2007: a fantasy for children with a mad puppeteer, a hot-air balloon, a clown-clad mountain troll and a fairground ghost train. My third, The Vampire’s Homecoming, was completed between 2007 and 2009: horror in a village with vampires, secret societies, souls at stake and a struggle with religious forces. My fourth, The One-eyed Dwarf was completed in 2010: dwarfs, elves, wizards, witches and runes – all conjured from the myths of the Norsemen. My fifth, The Age of Wisdom, was completed in 2011: it is a story about betrayal – adultery and divorce.