R I Heslop lives in Ovingham, Northumberland, UK with his beautiful wife, two affectionate cats, and two ugly mortgages for two of his four children and two grandchildren. He has been writing on and off for years and has written a children's novel, (Bottle) a science fiction thriller with a friend (Globe), a paranormal romance (Annie's Ghost) under his own name and all available on the Kindle as well as a teenage/young adult series (Growing Pains of a Teenage Werewolf) about werewolves and vampires under the name of Skelton Rickerby, also on the Kindle. His biggest regret is that years ago he didn’t continue writing even after being rejected many times by traditional publishers. He did obtain an agent (one of the best for children’s fiction at the time – Murray Pollinger) for his children’s horror novel, Bottle, but the offers he received would have meant carving the essence out of the book and he wasn’t prepared to do that. Amazon has given him the chance to publish without interference from the middle men who are only in any case offering an opinion and in many cases in the past have been proved to be totally wrong.