I have recently taken early retirement after a career as a daily newspaper journalist and, more recently, as the head of the regional press office in England and Wales for BT Group. I have always had a great passion for writing and in the past have written short stories and two full length fictional thrillers. I received complimentary comments from literary agents for both manuscripts, but didn’t succeed in getting them published. Now I have a lot more time to make a concerted effort to achieve my dream of getting published.