“Since finishing mr role at Lincoln Minster School, I have been busy with my first novel ‘Martin’ which is now with the editors and I am currently working on a short story set in the South of France called ‘Cherries’.
“My advice to current students is to follow your passion – don’t be deflected by half-wishes. Be prepared to work your socks off – there are no short cuts. Be kind – you never know whose help you might need. Be persistent – nothing worthwhile ever came easily.”