Yorkshire born, Yorkshire bred. Strong in the arm, weak in the head.
(some of these things are true)
I was born and raised in a small town in the North East of England and slowly moved further away. Now I live in a small town in Australia and that’s probably far enough. I’m a teacher who loves to write but I’d rather be a writer who loves to teach.
I didn’t learn to read until I was about 10 years old because I was one of those cocky kids who thought all books were rubbish. Then my uncle told me about Stephen King and I quickly went from struggling to read Spot the Dog to devouring Misery. That probably tells you everything you need to know but there’s a bit more space so I’ll keep going. From that point on I read everything I could lay my hands on and my parents were absolutely wonderful in supplying all the books I asked for without ever worrying about small things like suitability or censorship. At some point, I discovered the incomparable Sir Terry Pratchett and decided that’s exactly what I wanted to do – an ambition I worked towards with glacial speed. Fast forward a few decades and I have my first book coming out so I thought I’d knock up this little website and try to be a bit professional (whatever that means).
I live and work in Australia with my wife, two kids and a constantly changing cast of supporting animals. We have a habit of annoying our friends and family by selling everything we own and moving to the other side of the planet. We spend too much money on wine and never enough on books (you can never spend enough money on books).
And finally, after years of doing an awful lot of not a lot, I have taken writing silly stories seriously… and it’s paying off!
I would love it if you could spread the word
A.B. Finlayson has no idea what to put in this section. He’s sure if you want to contact him you either already know how or you’re trying to sell him some moody gold. Either way, he’s happy to have a yarn.
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