In his writing, Howard Robinson enjoys taking ordinary people and placing them in extraordinary situations and playing around with the way they would respond. He says it brings out the megalomaniac in him.
He started writing almost as soon as he was able to. At first they tended to be dodgy poems at primary school and then short stories that seemed to win the approval of teachers. His Modern History degree taught him the importance of structure in writing and of exploring language and his long career in PR has given him the opportunity to write on the broadest possible range of subjects from car paintshops to nuts and bolts.
But essentially, Howard says he writes for himself. He tries to create stories he would enjoy reading, to explore situations and emotions safely within the confines of the page. He aims to create worlds and characters with whom readers can identify and sympathise.
He lives in London with his wife.