Richard Mann grew up in being an avid reader of books, even from an early age he loved the literary giants Tolkien, Michael Moorcock, Frank Herbert and Douglas Adams. (Hint: If you love these authors you will love Richard’s books). He started writing at 16 but the dream faded until a few years ago when he started writing again. During his twenties he studied business studies and accountancy. During this time he also studied Shaolin and Wing Chun Kung Fu and even starting a school with a friend. He has worked as an accountant, Software developer in the City of London for banks and insurance companies, and is now an author.
Welcome, Richard! Your story sounds remarkably like my own. I also began writing at a young age, but kept hoping to be discovered. That was fruitless. So, I finally decided to become self-published. Now, I have quite a few books published and out there on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, etc. It really pays off to take the bull by the horns and move on things yourself.