Featured Author

September – 2017


Ian is a writer among other things. He has a passion for books; both reading and writing. In a way, it is his escape from the often harsh realities of life. Ian believes writing is a means to vent and disappear into a world of fictional characters and with luck, a way to make a difference to those in need. (You’re Not Alone: An Indie Anthology).

Ian is an ex-Serviceman, ex-trucker and now a taxi driver in his everyday life. He lives and works in Goole, East Yorkshire, but is originally a Midlander, born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands.

Those days spent in the military play a part in Ian’s musings from time-to-time, and, as he learns more about the art of writing a good book, he feels he is also learning more about his fellow writers. In Ian’s words,

‘I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them, each in their own right; brilliant creative minds.’

Ian’s first self-published work, Salby Damned, was released in August 2015. In July 2016, Ian published the sequel; Salby Evolution.

Alongside novels, Ian devised, donated a story and helped to create You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology, This book raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Further works are in the pipeline, including Being Within.

Ian is presently working with fellow authors of the Indie Author Support and Discussion group to create another edition of the anthology.

Author Website:  The Quill Pen Writes