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Jon Biddle. Writer. Son, brother, husband, and father. The husband and father bit being the proudest a man can be.
I spent ten years in The British Army before going into healthcare as a mature student. Career, children and the general melee of life took a priority, backburning a long-held aspiration to be a published author.
For years I have wanted to write a book. I had the negative self-talk but I’m now at a juncture in my life that I am getting on a bit, along with some health issues, and I realised that, if you really want to do something, then just do it.
What’s my drive to write? My imagination, it’s continually creating narratives out of everyday occurrences. I find a story in everything that I do or see – especially in a hospital setting! People watching is a hobby. I know that sounds a little creepy, but my wife and I love sitting in hotel lobbies or airport lounges, just watching the interaction of our fellow humans.
Professionally, I had been an infantry soldier and served multiple operational tours. Swapping the frontline of the battlefield for the frontline in surgical care I went into major trauma care and emergency obstetrics. And now, finally, writing!
I live in the sunny southwest of England and work in the private care sector, as a Surgical First Assistant and Anaesthetic technician. I’m married to my childhood sweetheart, Samantha, and both our children, Jorden and Devon, have flown the nest. Well, sort of.