Paul Mortimer was born in St Asaph, North Wales and now lives in Devon. Paul has been writing poetry now for 9 years, though dabbled in it briefly as a teenager. After working as a journalist for 42 years, 20 of those as a weekly newspaper editor, he retired at the age of 60 in 2009. Paul has a crime fantasy novel due to be published this year. Much of his inspiration for poetry is drawn from the natural world and urban landscape.