Colin was born in a little village in Buckinghamshire. The place is called Chalfont St Peter, anyone ever heard of it?
He loved reading from a young age, the only problem, was that he didn’t read what his teachers told him to study. Agatha Christie was an early favourite because his mum was always reading her books. He thought he was being naughty reading ‘Virgin Soldiers’ and hid the book under his bed. One day, finding it on his desk, “Oh you found my book!” Expecting a ticking off, he was surprised by his mum’s comment, “Did you like it? Good isn’t it!”
On leaving school and pursuing a job in print and design, he worked in newspapers, including The Herald Tribune. Working in both London and High Wycombe he decided it was time for a change. And what a change it was, Thailand!
He started The Hua Hin Observer, a lifestyle magazine. 20 years at the helm.
In his free time, he always enjoyed sports, football, golf and cricket. His claim to fame and proudest sporting achievement was to play international cricket. He played for Thailand in Nepal!
If moving to the other side of the world was a big step. Then suffering a stroke was a huge change in his life.
No more sport – taking its place was writing, not newpaper columns, but thrillers.
First up was ‘Not Far Enough From Worries’, at the same time was ‘Petal and Ben’s Adventures in Thailand’, a book written to encourage his children to read.
Then ‘Worry No More’ a sequel to the adult thriller. Published in 2018.
A third in the ‘No Worries’ series in ‘Children With No Worries’ to be published in 2019.
All available from amazon.com/author/colindevonshire
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