I began writing in maths magazines back in 1997.
It was fun to get published, and I felt encouraged to do more.
In 2002 I entered a strange frenzy and wrote a book in a month, eventually calling it Naming Jerusalem's Garden.
I realised that perhaps I could write about things other than mathematics.
I've penned much since, both paid and unpaid,
and although my writing was once painfully provocative without trying to be so (see Michael),
it's been an unexpected liberation.
Much of what I produce is written in a spirit of play, and I hope I'll be read that way.
In 2009, David Moloney at the religious publishers Darton, Longman and Todd asked me to write a short book on the Bible.
By the end it had become more of an Everyman's introduction to Christianity
in ten thousand words, one hundred words each on the 66 books of the Bible, and a hundred each on 34 Biblical themes.
In 2014 I wrote a novella for young adults called A Shock of Corn,
concerning the adventures of Roddy Smith, a young man who has just come of age.
The story charts his battles with family, with love, and over leaving home.
There's a collection of my poems, light verse and song lyrics available called Snow Incense.
The fAtZ of Life is a collection of light poems about the Bible together with cartoons.
In 2012, an article I wrote for the Times Educational Supplement went viral. The article was called Michael,
and it described how I dealt with a severe case of anxiety as manifested in one of my students.
The right wing press were unforgiving; the Daily Mail wrote an article that was especially strident.
I wrote a free ebook later to put my side of the story, which can be read here.
Did We Say? is a short novella about a music teacher called Richard,
who with the help of his counsellor Dr Redmond is forced to confront challenges to his integrity.
Naming Jerusalem's Garden is spiritually autobiographical;
it's subtitled Mathematics, Sex and Power in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Pilate's Choice is a short story that wonders what would have happened
if Pontius Pilate had adopted a different strategy at that critical Passover,
and had listened harder to his wife.
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