Oh goodness me, where on earth do I begin. So, as stories need a beginning, a middle and an end, lets work on that principle.
I was born July 4th, 1950 in Huddersfield Yorkshire. My mum was a Yorkshire lass, my dad came over to the UK from Poland during WWII with the Free Polish Airforce. He was later commissioned into the Royal Air Force.
Naturally as a ‘forces brat’ we never stayed in one place for very long. When asked about my education I simply say “travelling the world”. Oh yes, during the 60’s (yes I do remember them) my big brother David had a band so, yep it was natural that I got involved in music playing bass, rhythm and lead guitar for a number of bands over the years but, though I loved it, I really couldn’t take it seriously.
After graduating I sort of continued ‘travelling the world’ living in many countries where I quickly learned to soak up the culture, “when in Rome do as the Romans do” as they say. Now, I live a semi-retired life in Idaho, USA, writing my Adventures of Hot Rod Todd children’s story books that are based on a real life litter of Siberian Huskys born on March 14th 2019 to proud parents, my Dam, Empress Maya and my Sire Damien Czar born.
So, on the way to ending up in the USA, I worked as a Press Photographer escalating to Group Chief Photographer for a group of NW England Newspapers. During this period I also freelanced with a number of angling (fishing) newspapers / magazine both in the UK and Europe which was a lot of fun.
I then went into a period kinda wandering round Europe doing a bit of marketing here and a bit of marketing there as they say. I loved my time in Portugal, Spain and particularly the Loire Valley in France – omg the wines ………………………… say no more.
So back to England I went into the Printing Industry working for companies in London and the South East of England which was a lot of fun but you know, I simply wasn’t cut out for the 24/7 wearing suits lifestyle so when the opportunity arose to move out to Idaho in the USA in 2000 I jumped at it. I simply loved the lifestyle, the ‘quality of life’ and, mmmm ended up getting married to this New Yorker whom I tell everyone ambushed me - honestly she did but heck even then she knew what was better for me than I did and, 'she who must be obeyed' as I endearingly call her, totaly agrees.
So we’ve had the ‘beginning’ of the story. I’m currently in the ‘middle’ of the story and having a blast writing the children’s story books and mmmmm heck who know’s when the story will end.
All books within the Adventures of Hot Rod Todd series are 8.5" x 11" perfect bound paperbacks featuring full page color illustrations with text that parents can read to their youngsters or, if at reading age or learning to read, youngsters can read and enjoy themselves. The Coloring Book is a FREE pdf download. All books are available online through Amazon Kindle.