About Garry

DSCF1578_225x300.JPGI live in Berkshire in the South of England with Simon, my partner of twenty six years and our wonderful, if ever so slightly demanding cat Smudge. I divide my time between writing (usually with Smudge sprawled out on my lap or just in front of my laptop where my wrists need to be) and teaching. I run a language school in Berkshire where we teach English to speakers of other languages. It’s a fantastic life; I get to meet some really interesting and fun people and help them achieve their own goals. It couldn’t be more rewarding.

I write contemporary gay (MM) fiction. My books are about growing up gay and living in a world which at best often misunderstands. I look at the big themes – finding love, coming out, prejudice and intolerance, religion and families. I also like to look at the often hidden issues that many of my straight friends never think about – how it feels not being able to hold hands when you walk down the street with your partner, wondering how gay friendly a hotel or holiday resort might be when you make a booking, worrying how your new work colleagues might react to the news that you’re gay. My aim is always to write honestly, often drawing on our own experiences now and in the past. The world is a very different place now than it was when Simon and I first met but we’ve still got a long way to go before we can walk down the street hand in hand without attracting disapproving looks or worse.

If you’ve got any thoughts on these and other issues, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me, or take a look at my blog and see if there’s anything you’d like to contribute to. If you’ve read and enjoyed my books, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave some positive feedback on the Kindle site, which might help others to read them.