I'm John Dickson
I've been writing for about 6 years when I was encouraged to join Strathkelvin Writing Group by the late Margaret Thomson Davies.
I decided to write down the stories I've told over the years of daft or exciting episodes in my now longish life. David McVey suggested I send a couple into the Scots Magazine. The first story I submitted was accepted within 2 days! I was so chuffed! A humourous drama about a camping trip in my teens in the Campsie Fells in the sixties. It was their lead story a couple of months later. The Scots Magazine went on to publish a number of stories. The then editor, Phil Smith, encouraged me to write a book about my exploits, which I've now completed. Those who have read it (outwith family...) have been very complimentary. I'm still looking for a publisher/agent. I've recently had a some quirky travel articles published in the Herald Scotland Saturday Magazine.
I live with my wife Mary and we're now retired from our last business, a post office and card & gift shop.
Our son, Stephen is married and given us two smashing grandsons. While our daughter Kathleen just recently moved into her first flat turning us into empty nesters
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