Hello! That’s me over there in the picture. Here are some things about me you may or may not care to know. But I’m going to tell you anyway because that’s what an “About” page is for, and I presume that’s why you clicked the link.
I was born on British soil and raised in Hereford, a city in the west of the West Midlands, close to the Welsh border. My formative education was at Marlbrook County Primary School, and my secondary education was at Hereford Cathedral School (1981-1988 for any fellow Old Herefordians who might want to get in touch). I went to University in Hull on the north-east coast of England, met my wife, married, and moved to the States. I’ve been living in North Carolina ever since. In 2004 I became a naturalized US citizen, but I still crave Hobnobs, Double Deckers, Jammie Dodgers, Ovaltine, and a decent cup of tea. My day job is in IT, we have six kids (some of whom are still technically “kids”), and we homeschool.
I’ve been reading since I was 4 or 5, and reading quite fluently by age 6. Library visits were a constant part of my childhood, and I spent many happy hours with Bobby Brewster, Grimble, and H.G. Wells. So books have been an ever-present part of my life from as far back as I remember.
Given my creative propensities, it only followed that a love of books would lead to a desire to create my own. My first epic was a history of the kings and queens of a fictional country. It was one hundred pages long, bound by a piece of wool. These days my fiction tends toward what I call “Twilight Zone.” In some instances it veers sci-fi, in others a bit more fantasy/urban fantasy/slipstream. Stories with a twist. I also enjoy detective fiction, so I like a good mystery in my stories too.
Last few things: I am a Christian of the Reformed Baptist persuasion, and when I am published you can be sure this paragraph will tell you about all the things I’ve written, the wonderful agent who took me on, and the various places you can purchase my work. Until then…
I get way too much junk mail, so feel free to drop me a line or two! I’d love to hear from you, especially if you’ve read something you like. Here’s how you can find me:
- Email: cds-at-colindsmith.com (substitute @ for “-at-“).
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/colin_d_smith
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colindsmithwriter/
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5972323-colin-smith
Enjoy the blog!