Henry describes himself as. . ."afresh and passionate writer. I love writing and can often be found at my PC plodding away until the chorus of birds and the woolly brain dictates that morning has come. I write poetry, fiction, but my favourite and probably most talented area lies in fact. I lost my sight at the tender age of 32, after contracting viral meningitis. I did not let this stop my lust for the written or spoken word. I have at this time completed three exciting pieces of work that takes the reader on a journey into the world of the visually impaired. I also have many pieces of completed prose and an abundance of poetry. There is something in there for everyone. I always and still do, love to read. Although now, it is more like listening. As a child and a teenager I loved the idea that, no matter what was going on around me, I could slip into the world of reading. In there, I could go anywhere, be anything and at the same time I would be snug as a bug, tucked up in bed and safe."
At school he dabbled a little, by writing character stories about friends and classmates. These went down well, even at the tender age of ten, so he continued to write. When he went to secondary school, (age twelve), he was fortunate to have English teachers who were very passionate about literature and they, (Mrs. Wolf and Mrs. Christine Ball) gave him the encouragement to continue.
"Everywhere I go, I make a mental note about the characters I meet and the experiences I have. Even if they are bad. Somehow, it seems to make them less painful once they are down on paper, or should I say, down on the PC. Maybe it is my way of passing pain on. All I can say is that it works for me.
By the time I had left school I had developed my own unique style of writing. Many of my colleagues that read my work were in awe of it. They advised me to take up writing professionally. I would have loved to have done that. If only I had had the confidence."
"Now, after recovering from an almost fatal illness and losing my sight, I continue to write," Henry adds. "Although I am not nearly as determined as I should be, I know that one day my name will end up in print. This is my goal. To be able to write for a living. To do something that my soul has always wanted."
Henry's works include poetry, fiction and fact, as he mentioned above.
Henry also has some works he hopes publishers or an agent may be interested in. If so, please contact Henry via e-mail.