My name is Charlie King. I am a self-published author from Croydon having published my first book, The Lyons Orphanage followed by The Lyons Legacy and I intend to write more. There has been positive feedback on both books which is a great vindication for myself in regards to writing. I also use this page for my own blog where I discuss topics like sport, film and TV and society as well as write satirical articles to bring a lighter side to my writing.
I have had an interest in English and writing ever since I was young and it has stuck with me throughout my education. I have a BA Hons in Journalism with English Language from the University of Portsmouth. When I finished university, I found that Journalism was no longer for me but I still loved to write so instead I tried to find a non-Journalism related writing job. When that didn’t happen, I went through a stressful job in retail before working where I am now in an administrative role in a law firm.
Being content with my job, I found myself motivated to write a book. It had crossed my mind many times over the years; I even tried to write a book a long time ago around the age of ten/eleven but it was terrible and lucky not seen by any eyes other than my own. The thought of that book put me off from thinking I could write a decent book. However, now I am happy to say that I’m pleased with my debut novel. I was surprised of how the ideas flowed into my mind as I was writing it and it was the same for planning the plot of the sequel.
I will continue to write even if only a few people read it. Writing is and always has been my passion.