Hi, I’m Paul Stretton-Stephens, the visually impaired multi-genre author of Ghost School and Enemies Rising Parts 1 and 2. I’m an English writer who has led a very varied life from which I draw upon my vast experiences for my passion, writing.
Before working full-time as a writer, I worked as a Head Teacher in a secondary school, a position that I adored and sadly had to leave due to my vision loss. On my way up to the Head Teacher position, I taught Physical Education and latterly Business Studies and Management. I loved working with youngsters and led many challenging and rewarding initiatives to benefit those in my charge.
My fiction reading has always been relatively diverse and ranges from reading Lee Child to David Hewson novels, and the likes of Rick Riordan, Jude Watson, Joseph Delaney, JK Rowling, and Anthony Horowitz.
My writing reflects my passion and achievements. It’s my love of being around tomorrow’s adults that drives me to write for Children, Middle Grade, and Young Adults (YA) where I gain so much satisfaction from the knowledge that my words are helping them to develop their imagination and creativity, as well as their command of the language.
In my younger days, I served in the Royal Marines, Royal Military Police, and the UK Home Office after which I worked as an International Security Consultant. During these years I travelled and worked extensively gaining incredible experiences, all of which I am able to draw upon in my writing of dramas and thrillers.
Also, I have a passion for writing poetry where I write on a variety of topics. Often I’ll write about something that is perceived by many as mundane so as to provide another perspective, that can sometimes be comical while other times more spiritual.
I’m happily married, I’ve travelled extensively, and I’ve lived abroad for some years. I am now very settled back in Cornwall. I just adore living by the sea where I enjoy walking and taking picnics. I also enjoy time with family & friends, Music, (especially Gypsy Jazz), Musicals, Films, Travel, and Life itself! Oh, and I’m not one to let my visual impairment stifle my activities, so I’m learning to play the guitar. Wish me luck and that one!
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