Joseph R Mason on a good day when the sun’s shining.

Joseph R Mason.

Hi, here is a story worth writing, except this is not a work of fiction.

I was born Joseph R. Mason on a cold February day sometime in the 1950s in East Dereham, Norfolk, England, and have a birth certificate to prove it. My birth mother died when I was four days old. I was taken in, (kidnapped), by an aunt, relocated to London, and subsequently adopted without my birth father’s knowledge or consent. At my adoption, I was renamed, Richard J. Kirk. I somehow have another birth certificate to prove that, and I am not sure that having two birth certificates is strictly legal. I don’t think the authorities were so fussy in the old days, and the adoption department at Wandsworth Council obviously didn’t ask the right questions. I write using my birth name to honour my birth parents and siblings.

I am a retired engineer, an evangelical Christian and a member of the leadership team at a large Baptist Church in Eastbourne, East Sussex where I have been a member for over 40 years.

I am married (since 1977) have three grown-up children and five grandchildren.

I write mainly for my own amusement but always in the hope it might also bring pleasure to others.

The current range of books is aimed at children and adults of age 7 to 77½ believing that there is always a gap for fast-paced and humorous literature for this age group. The chapters are short, to fit in with bedtime reading and my attention span!

My poetry can be more raw, edgy and often exposing. So is aimed at a more adult audience.

If you like what I write, please treat me to a coffee. Thank you.


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